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Richard L. “Dick” Dunkle
Richard L. “Dick” DunkleNickles TruckRichard L. “Dick” Dunkle, age 69 of Richwood died peacefully at home at the Richwood Community Apartments Saturday morning, January 24, 2009.  He was born August 9, 1939 in Millfield to the late Carl and Ruth (Antle) Dunkle.

In February, 1969 he married the former Carolyn Honeter and she died May 21, 1988.

Dick was a graduate of Trimble Local Schools.  He was a driver and salesman for Nickles Bakery, serving Union and Marion Counties for over 25 years.  He was a member of the Richwood Civic Center. Dick was a very personable man, he enjoyed spending time with his fellow residents at the Community Apts. He was also very proud of his loving and devoted family.

He is survived by his best friend and companion, Marilyn “Pete” McCalla, Richwood; three daughters, Tina (Steve) Conrad, Richwood and their children, Payton, Jordan and Trace; Candy (Chris) Weikle, Marysville and their children, Trestin and Josalynn; Dee Dee (Sonny) Green, Marysville and their children, Trey and Zev; a son, Michael Dunkle and his family;  three brothers, Garry (Sharon) Dunkle, Glouster; Craig (Sandy) Dunkle, Glouster; and David Dunkle, Trimble and many neices and nephews.

Friends may call Tuesday January 27, 2009 from 6-8 pm at Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood.  There will be no formal services. Burial will take place in the Fairview Cemetery in Ostrander at a later date.  Memorial gifts may be made to Richwood Civic Center at 235 Grove St. Richwood, Ohio 43344.  Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballingerfuneralhome.com

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#1 from: Dirk  Cheney &  Gina North
Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 12:00 PM

Dick will certainly be missed. It was always such a pleasure to see him. He always had a bright cheerful greeting for everyone and it seemed everyone knew him. Our most heartfelt condolences. He will most definitely make Heaven a little brighter. May God comfort you and see to your needs at this time of sorrow, Gina & Dirk

#2 from: Valentino's
Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 12:19 PM

All the Valentino's share in your loss.  We will keep you in our prayers.

#3 from: Rick, Vivian, Justin, Samantha Weikle
Union, WV
Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 3:29 PM

I know how hard it is to lose a father and someone you loved, God Bless you and may he give you comfort during your loss.

#4 from: Josalynn Weikle
Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 4:22 PM

Dick Dunkle, also known as my grandpa.I'm josalynn weikle daughter of candy and christopher weikle. I am here today to tell you about my life with my grandpa. His grandchildern was his pride and joy! Starting out as a grandchild of 7 I was the only little girl, I was his little sweet pea! My mom and her other two sisters always said that I replaced them as being his only little girls, they had to make room for me being one out of five of his girls. I remember him as the goofy old man! He always had something to laugh about or something to remember. One time at his old house I remember him giving me a shower bath, he told me a storys about him giving  his daughters shower baths as well! My favorite activity to do with my grandpa was when he took his grandchildern out for there  birthdays to the place that we pick to eat! When he started to get sick and in the hospital I would come in and he would say "just the girl I wanted to see! can you rub my feet" I would always be his little massagetherapist! He went through this sickness for a very long time, fighting every single day, it was a struggle to live for him. Now that he has paced away i think he is now his old self, I hope that he is looking down on me being proud and happy about what my life is coming to be. He is now with my grandma and in peace with God. i miss him so much! I pray for God to keep grandpa in our thoughts,dreams,smiles,and laughter. Most of all keep him in our life to keep our day bright and our minds full of wonderful thoughts! I miss him I love him may he rest in peace!

love always and forever you little girl josalynn (sweet pea)

#5 from: Scherer
Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 6:22 PM

May the God of Peace and Grace uphold all of you during these difficult times. Our prayers and  thoughts are with all of you.

The Scherer Family

#6 from: Roger Dunkle
Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 10:59 AM

I'm very sorry to hear that my cousin Richard has past away. While i've not maintain contact, i remember our childhood days in Millfield fondly. Richard was the oldest grandchild in our Dunkle family. I remember that he was a very caring person and always wanted to know how you were doing. My thoughts are with his family my cousins Gary, Craig and David and their families. Richard was a "good guy"


#7 from: Joann Brown
Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 11:14 AM

Dick always had a smile and a cheerful greetings for everyone he saw.  He will be missed.  My prayers are with all of you.  Joann

#8 from: Jim and Judy Ferguson
Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 12:59 PM

Dick was a kind and gentle man. Always up beat  and a smile on his face. He loved life and his family. He will be missed, but not forgotten.

Jim and Judy Ferguson

#9 from: Rev. Clancy Cruise
Marysville Ohio
Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 1:58 PM

The prayers of your church family are with you today. Be comforted by God's grace and the reality the He is good!  All the time!



"The gracious hand of our God is upon everyone who looks to Him."  Ezra 8:22

#10 from: manfred (FRED) hanke
upper sandusky/ohio
Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 4:45 PM

My heartfelt sympathy to the family. Dick was a good friend, a swell guy, working with him @ Nickle's. We bowled together on tuesday nights at starlanes for years after eating supper at the ponderosa first. WE also went to tournaments together. We shared many pleasant memories that will remain with me for ever. After we both retired, we spoke by phone occasionally.He always teased me that kroger in delaware was running out of bread :-)all in good fun!!!!
Rest in peace ol'pal- someday we will be together again.

#11 from: Donna Gruber     {Tiny}
Marion  Ohio
Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 7:05 PM

I just wanted to send my condolences to all of you.You had a very loving and wonderful father and I have never forgotten him and never will.I think about you alot and hope you're doing ok.My prayers are with all of you.       Love,Donna

#12 from: Robert and Brenda Weikle
Bellefontaine, Ohio
Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Our prayers go out to Dick's children and our deepest condolences. We always enjoyed talking with Dick and he had such a warm and friendly  personality. May the Lords grace be with you at this time. Love Bob and Brenda

#13 from: Will and Susie Antle Cundiff
Gulfport, Mississippi
Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 12:46 AM

Dear Dunkle Family,
Will and I send our love and support to all of my cousins during these days,Gary,Craig and David. Also to Richards children and friends.I am sorry we don't live close enough to come by. Please know that you are all in our prayers.  Blessings...Susie & Will

#14 from: Betsy Patterson
lebanon, ohio
Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 10:10 AM

Tina, Candy and Dee-Dee, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time.  You are all strong wonderful women and I know that as hard as this is on you, you will bond even tighter together.  Gary, Craig and David - you are in our thoughts and prayers, we wish we could be there tonight, but like with mom, the weather just won't allow it.  Be certain we are all thinking of you and sending all of our love and strength your way.  

We love you all!

The Patterson Family
Eddie, Becky, Pam, Rob and Betsy

#15 from: Becky "patterson" Lacy
Lebanon, Oh
Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 10:32 AM

What a sad day Saturday was for me when I found out that my cousin Richard had passed away. He was truly a wonderful man.  The last time I saw Richard was At Our Aunt Pauline's birthday party in Dayton, Oh. That has been at least 5 or 6 years ago. At the time he looked and seemed pretty good.  All of us Antle cousins would get together for our yearly cousins party.  Boy did we have fun.  Richard always had plenty of good and bad jokes to tell.  We all loved to laugh and have a good time.  We would tell stories on each other.  Gary, Craig and David, Richard's daughters and grandchildern I'm am so sorry for your loss.  I'm also sorry that we won't be able to come, because of the weather.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love you Richard,
Your cousin Becky

#16 from: The Hamilton Family
Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 2:41 PM

So sorry to hear of Dick's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.  When I was little, I always knew Dick as Dick the Nickles Bread Man....he used to deliver bread to the grocery in Mt. Victory and he seemed to always be there when I was.  He'd buy me a piece of candy and always was in a good mood!  When I first moved to Richwood and worked @ the Cardinal, I was glad to see he was our bread man there too!!  After all of the years, he remembered me from Mt. Victory. By this point, he was looking forward to retiring and traveling.  He enjoyed his familiy and the people around him!!  He will be missed.


#17 from: Norman & Cynthia Myers
Glouster Ohio
Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 4:39 PM

To the Richard Dunkle family,
We were sorry we missed you and your family due to weather, but Richard will be surely missed by all he was a great guy.

Norman & Cynthia Myers

#18 from: Jr.  & Linda Hooper
Trimble Ohio
Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 4:41 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss.  Due to weather we have missed you and your family but Richard will be surely missed and remembered by all.

Linda and Jr.

#19 from: Jerry, Connie & Amanda Poe
Marysville, Ohio
Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 6:31 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss. Gods blessings and prayers are with your family.

#20 from: Jeff Webb
Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 6:46 PM

On behalf of our family we send our deepest sympathies.
We will be praying for you all as you grieve over the passing of Dick.

May God be a true and real comfort to you all.
Jeff,Paula,Samantha, and Stephanie Webb

#21 from: Rob Patterson
Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Cousins and family, Richard will be missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

#22 from: Bible Baptist Church of Marysville
Marysville Oh
Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 9:21 PM

Our church is praying for your family. We are so sorry for your loss. If there is anything you need please let us know.

God Bless you,
Your friends at Bible Baptist Church of Marysville

#23 from: Paul & Jackie Pettit
Waynesville Oh
Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 11:44 PM

Richard's family just to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We have a lot of fond memories of Richard. Sorry we didn't make it the the visitation, we were planning on coming until the weather turned bad.
We will be thinking of you .Love Paul & Jackie Pettit

#24 from: Harold & Kim Fields
Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 1:21 PM

Dear Candy,Chris & all of the rest of your family.We are so sorry for the loss of your Father&Grandfather. Please know you are all in our thoughts & prayers. May our God Bless You & Keep You Safe in this time of great sorrow. Love & Prayers are sent your way from Harold & Kim

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#26 from: Pam Patterson Morris
Peachtree City, GA
Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 10:14 PM

I was so sorry to hear about my big cousin Richard.  I have such fond memories of him and of all my Dunkle cousins: Gary, Craig and David.  Our Mom's were so always so close and made sure we all knew how important we were to each other.  Unfortunately, life takes us in different directions and we can't stay as close as we would like, but that special feeling we have will always be always held close in our hearts.  Richard was loved by so many people.  There is no greater legacy than that.  He will be missed.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family and friends at this very difficult time.  But, be assured he is with God and with his loved ones in Heaven.  With love, from your little cousin, Pammy.

#27 from: Bonnie Brammer Dendinger (tinys sister)
Marion, Ohio
Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 12:45 PM

I was very sorry to hear Dick had passed away.  He was truly a wonderful man.  He always had a smile on his face and was always willing to help any way he could.  Our whole family thought alot of Dick. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. He is in a better place now and not suffering anymore. If ever I can do anything for any of you just contact me 740-383-2366.

#28 from: The Campos'
Richwood, Oh
Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 8:49 PM

I met Dick when I was 16 years old working at the Richwood Cardinal store. I can remember him coming in being ornery.  Then my grandma Pete and him started dating and that is when he became a part of our life.  Dick has been a great grandpa to my 2 kids and a very good man to my grandma.  I will miss the days when him and grandma would drive around town in the yellow golf cart with the funny horn and his crazy wheelchair driving at the Civic Center.  He was a great guy.  I am sorry for your loss and your families will be in our prayers.  We will miss you Dick and my family is surely grateful that he was a part of our lives. Im glad we had the pleasures of meeting your family.

God Bless
Brian, Randi, Arin and Brayden

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