Jesselyn Janell Suhr Dicke, age 84, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2022, 

at her rural Mendon home.


She was born August 2, 1938, in Mercer County, to Edward Roosevelt Suhr and 

Katheryn Lucille (Protsman) Suhr.


Janell and Stanley Wilton Dicke were married on November 5, 1960, and he preceded her in death May 23, 2019.


Surviving are their 5 children: Lynn (Pat) Hancock of Union, KY, Cheryl (Edward) Jaksic of Enon, Kim (Bob) Behne of Maineville, Michael (Anita) Dicke of Celina, and Scott (April) Dicke of Mendon; 13 grandchildren: Joshua Hancock, Nichole Drew, Brittany Riehle, Heather Acton, Jesselyn & Alexandria Behne, Jamie Green, and Courtney, Devin, Haley, Zachary, Gavin, & Olivia Dicke; 15 great grandchildren: Alexia, Paige, Shawn, Brooklyn, Parker, Mia, Lucas, Jackson, Elizabeth, Emily, Madison, Eli, Joseph, Mila, and Ellie Mae; Stanley's brother, Larry (Dianne) Dicke, and his sister, Oneta Lyda, both of New Bremen. 


Janell also leaves behind her beloved pet dachshund, McDuff "Duffy" Dicke.


Preceding her in death was a sister: Phyllis Ann Suhr, parents-in-law: Ralph & Lavon Dicke, and a brother-in-law: Christopher Lyda.

As a teenager, Janell played the guitar and sang at area events, and also performed several times on the WIMA Radio Station.


A 1956 graduate of Mendon-Union High School, Janell had worked at Celina Insurance Group, JC Penney, H&R Block, K-Mart in St. Marys and Walmart in Celina.  She was a member of the Mendon Women's Civic Club. 


Favorite pastimes were playing bocce, bowling, and spending winters in Florida.  Janell enjoyed making donuts with the grandchildren, and playing with her dog, Duffy.  


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 18, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in CELINA, with Pastor Jake Boroff officiating.  Burial will follow at Mendon Cemetery.                          


Calling Hours are 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 17, and 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 18, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in CELINA.


Memorial Contributions may be made to The Muscular Dystrophy Association or Grand Lake Hospice.


Condolences can be expressed to Janell's family at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com.





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