George N. Dickrell, 86, formerly of the Town of Russell, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015, at the Rocky Knoll Health Care Center in Plymouth, surrounded by his loving wife and family.

He was born September 2, 1929, on the Dickrell Century Farm in the Town of Russell; a son of Jacob & Ermina (Deville) Dickrell.

George attended Taft Grade School and St. Ann Catholic Grade School. On June 16, 1954, he married Lucille M. Eschen at St. Ann Catholic Church.

He, along with his wife and family, farmed in the Town of Russell until he retired in 1993. He and his wife moved to New Holstein in 1993 and most recently moved to Plymouth this past April. In addition to farming, he had worked for Midwest Breeders, Metko Mfg., and H.G. Weber. During his retirement years, he enjoyed being the “Uber Service/Taxi” for the Amish community.

George had a talent for photography, wood-working, remodeling and tractor restoration (especially his Ford 8N). He had a knack for mechanical work; he could fix anything. George and his wife played cards with several different card clubs. He enjoyed an occasional Old Fashion, and was known for his sense of humor and infectious laugh.

He was a life-time member of St. Ann Catholic Parish in St. Anna, Holy Name Society, a 50+ year member of the Catholic Knights and the Sheboygan County Farm Bureau. He was a 4-H Project Leader for the St. Ann Champs.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille; five children: son, James Dickrell (Mary Micke) of Monticello, MN, and their daughter, Stephanie; daughter, Karen Dickrell of Appleton; daughter, Julie (James) Drees of Plymouth and their two daughters, Emily (Nick) Whipple and Erin Drees; daughter, Mary (Scott) Starnitcky of Glenbeulah and their three children, Katie, Jon and Jacob; son, David (Tonia) Dickrell of St. Nazianz and their daughters, Misty Schultz and her son, Hunter and Amber Schultz. He is further survived by his sister-in-law: Marjorie (Myron) Habermann of Manitowoc; a niece: Joan (Elroy) Johnson and a nephew: Paul (Judy) Faust. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sister, Seraphine Faust/Rach; brother, Rev. Cyril Dickrell D.D.S.; brothers in-law, Pete Faust, Melvin Rach and Melvin Eschen, late husband of Marjorie and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alvin & Lona Eschen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at St. Ann Catholic Church in St. Anna (N188 School Street New Holstein, WI 53061). Rev. Wayne Bittner will offi- ciate. He will be laid to rest in the parish cemetery.

Visitation: Family and friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 3:00pm until 5:30pm.

Memorials may be directed to the family for The Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.

For additional information, please contact the Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein (920) 898-4300 or visit

George’s family would like to express their heart-felt appreciation to the care-givers at Rocky Knoll Health Care Center and the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion as well as the staff at The Waterford at Plymouth, an assisted living facility.

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