Dorothy Dicus

Dorothy Dicus


January 29, 1929 - September 29, 2022


Dorothy Dicus, 93, of Mitchell, SD, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2022, at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 4, at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell.

Dorothy Mae Dicus was born to Sam and Edith (James) Hornback in Spencer, NE on January 29, 1929.

The family moved several times during her childhood, but eventually settled in Mitchell, where she graduated from high school in 1946.

Here she met, and married Calvin (Bud) Dicus on September 14, 1946. She began her career with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1951, and served there in several capacities until her retirement in 1976. Never one to sit still, she worked part time for Culhanes Dairy for a time after that.

She enjoyed camping, and she and Bud always had a grandchild, or two, along for the weekend. After Bud’s retirement, they wintered in Mesa, AZ, until Bud’s illness prevented travel. Dorothy enjoyed league bowling, her sister trips, volunteering, cooking Sunday family dinners, gardening, and playing cards. Anyone who played cards with her could attest to her competitive spirit.

Dorothy is survived by her sons, Dennis (Pat), Mitchell, and Kent, Woonsocket, seven grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bud, in 1990, her daughter, Debra Lynn Lang, her son, Gary Lee (in infancy), her parents, and her siblings, Gerald Hornback, Delores Collins, Marjorie Placek, and Beulah Summers.


Tuesday, October 4, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Tuesday, October 4, 2022
11:00 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Lynn. TerMeer on October 12, 2022
So Sorry For You’re Loss ,,,, May you. all. find comfort in the. Memories you have in your Hearts ♥️ Keep them alive. & know she is
Watching over you ❗️ From Her Heavenly. Home ,,, She is back with her Husband & other Family members that went on BEFOR her
Just think of the Cellabration 💕♥️🙏🏼 May God bless all of you with a lifetime of memories that you have of this very special lady
Posted by Bill & Cindy [McDaniel] Desy on October 8, 2022
We just found out. I will miss her. When Mother was dying she sent Mom a picture and a card. She was very caring as a friend, neighbor. Thinking of all of you.
Posted by Mary Stadlman on October 4, 2022
Dorothy was quite a lady, I was lucky enough to care for her at Prairie Crossing.. My condolences to all her love ones.
Posted by Laura Cernick on October 3, 2022
Dawna, Pat, and Denny. My condolences to you. I only met Dorothy a few times at holidays, but she was real nice and fun to be around.
Posted by Glennis Hornback Palmer on October 2, 2022
Great lady! I remember a smart, interesting lady who loved to laugh… our prayers are with the family
Posted by Cindy Heisinger on October 1, 2022
Kent, Denny, Pat, and family,
I remember her competitive spirit in card playing and will never forget her voice. She was a good woman. God bless her and entire family. 🙏
Posted by Gay Lorenz on October 1, 2022
A beautiful woman -- inside and out -- Gentle and caring.
Posted by Donna Lang on October 1, 2022
You have my sympathy in your loss. Dorothy was a very nice lady .I enjoyed any time l had an opportunity to talk and visit. I am sure you will miss her. God bless all of her family and friends.
Posted by Mark Harrington on October 1, 2022
Dorthy Dicus was a wonderful person...she will be missed by ALL of her friends and family
Posted by Karen Tate on October 1, 2022
Such a sweet, good lady. Made everyone feel special. My Love and Prayers.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen (Clark) on September 30, 2022
Kent, Pat, and family. I'm so sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. I really enjoyed being one of her caretakers at Prairie Crossing and Edgewood. May God comfort all of you. REST IN THE LOVING ARMS OF JESUS, DOROTHY
Posted by John and Rachel Baker on September 30, 2022
Dorothy was a wonderful person. We will always remember her. She was was so sweet.
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