Wednesday, June 23, 2021
11:00 AM EDT
Calvary Reformed Church
7829 5th St
Mattawan, MI 49071
A luncheon will follow the service in the church hall.
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Life Story / Obituary
Dickerman, Thomas J., age 75, died peacefully on June 14, 2021 with his daughter by his side. Tom was born February 1, 1946 in Kalamazoo, the son of Willard and Norine (Kloosterman) Dickerman. A graduate of Kalamazoo Christian High School, Tom continued his education at Western Michigan University. Tom proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1966-1970 aboard the USS Dewey in the Sea of Japan during the Vietnam War. Shortly after, he began working for Colley and Schlee in 1975. He enjoyed his work so much he never left. Tom retired from SW Controls, Inc just this year. In 1991, Tom had the good fortune of marrying Karen Davis. Having blended their families, they often joked their kids all have four legs and bark! With his natural gift of gab and fun-loving personality, Tom was well suited for any situation. He simply enjoyed being around people, listening to their stories, and fostering new friendships. Many to this day remember him from childhood jobs as Tom delivered newspapers or worked at the A&P Grocery Store.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents; son, Aaron Dickerman; and brother, Fredric Dickerman. Surviving are his wife, Karen; daughter, Christine Johnson; step-sons: Scott (Ann) Comar and Todd Comar; grandchildren: Aspen, Carson, Payton, Benjamin, Erik, and Mary; brother, Richard (Mary) Dickerman; sister-in-law, Wylene Dickerman; nieces and nephews: Lindsey (Sam) Mirto, Nicole Dickerman, Jovanna Dickerman, Jason (Ellen) Dickerman, Steve (Elly) Dickerman, and Michael (Laura) Dickerman; and many loving friends.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 10-11 AM Wednesday (June 23) with a service beginning at 11 AM at Calvary Reformed Church, 7829 5th Street, Mattawan. A luncheon will follow in the church hall. Private burial at Fort Custer National Cemetery.
Visit Tom’s personal webpage at www.BetzlerLifeStory.com where you may read his Life Story, archive a favorite memory or photo, and sign his online guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries or Wounded Warrior Project. Arrangements by Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo 269-375-2900.