MENTONE – Iris V. Dickerhoff, 86, of Mentone, passed at 5:58 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at her residence surrounded by loved ones.

She was born on Aug. 3, 1932, in her grandmother’s home in rural Etna Green to Alden and Emma Sparrow Jones.

She married Richard D. Dickerhoff on March 1, 1952, in Claypool. He preceded her on May 20, 2005.

Iris was a homemaker and co-owner/bookkeeper of Dickerhoff Trucking.

She was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School in 1950. She had been a longtime member of the Mentone United Methodist Church.

She was a member of the Psi Iota Xi, Mentone Reading Club, John Purdue Club for many years, and the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. She had also been a Democratic precinct committeeman for many years and was one of the original organizers of the Jack and Jill Preschool.

She was one of the three Inaugural McKown Trophy winners for the Cheerleading Squad with the Most Spirit in 1949 and inducted into the Kosciusko County Hall of Fame in 2012. She was an avid Purdue and Cubs fan and enjoyed Tippecanoe Valley sports.

Survivors include her daughters, Alicia Cervenka (and husband Dean), Bozeman, Mont., and Amy Dickerhoff, Mentone; sons, Don A. Dickerhoff (and wife Beverley), Warsaw, and Doug R. Dickerhoff (and wife Kelly), Warsaw; grandchildren: Calan Barns, Danika Cervenka, Emma Miller, Dan R. Dickerhoff, Tanner Dickerhoff, Addie Dickerhoff, Philip Fozo and Amanda Baxter; great-grandchildren, Brandt Baxter and Alex Fozo; brothers, Alden (and wife Penny) Jones, Claypool, and Howard (and wife Carol) Jones, North Manchester; and niece, Karen Heisler Groninger, Silver Lake.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard Dickerhoff; and son, Dan Dickerhoff (1963).

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18, in King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with Pastor Jason Rice officiating. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery, Mentone.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with a service being performed by the Beta Epsilon chapter of the Psi Iota Xi at 7 p.m.


Memorials to Mentone United Methodist Church or to Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice.

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