A memorial service for Keith will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2021 at Zumbro Lutheran Church, 624 3rd Ave SW, Rochester, MN. Masks will be required. The service will be live streamed through ZumbroLutheran.org
Keith Alan Dickman, age 65, of Rochester, MN. passed away on December 15, 2021 from a head injury received during a weather related storm that hit the city of Rochester.
Keith was born in Rochester, MN to Mildred (Millie Black) and Donald (Don) Dickman on 6-12-1956 He lived out his faithful American values in his home town of Rochester. Having an ordinary youth Keith committed to varying sports teams, shared adventures in nature, playing on ice skates, preparing for the next friendly game, humbled by those who joined him.
After graduating from Mayo High school with the class of 1974 he earned his Associates Degree as a Drafter. Following his secondary education he became employed at People's Energy Cooperative and dedicated his lifespan career with them, retiring in year 2018
Keith's admiration for living life in the great outdoors on land and on water trained him to be a skilled hunter of duck, goose, pheasant and deer. Additionally, he was a gifted fisherman. His advocacy for the Return of the Robin Leagues and Camps for boys, girls and young adults changed the culture of hockey for the better.
Devoted to providing in the care of his mother and managing the demands of family operations his gentleness was received by the many he encountered, especially within his close personal friendships he truly valued. Keith treasured time spent at his home away from home, gathering with his family and friends on the Mississippi River. He formed many unforgettable relationships and memories as reciprocated in his love for humanity.
Keith was preceded in death by his father Donald Dickman, Brother David Dickman and nephew Bradly Black. He is survived by his Mother; Millie Dickman of Rochester, his brother Jim (Sally) Dickman of Byron, MN.
Keith is sorely missed by his family, with grateful hearts we extend our appreciation for your prayers and condolences during this time. United we stand and in God we trust. Respectfully, a private family interment will be held.
Please be the hand to someone this Christmas season, graciously consider donations to Zumbro Lutheran Church. We share in gifts to Paws and Claws Humane Society in honor of Keith A. Dickman a remembrance of Louie, the Shih Tzu who captivated us all.
Rochester, MN 55902
If you skating at soldiers field you were probably skating with Keith. One of the nicest guys ever. Peace Big Man.
I have not seen Keith in years, but when I did, we always had a good laugh. RIP!
I keep looking for you, here at the apartments. I loved and cared for you so much! Thanks for everything. Millie I feel such sadness for you. Sorry, Jim, I know you have experienced too much loss recently. I know how much Keith loved Sue and his many friends! Life will never be the same without your smile.
Sending sympathies to the family and friends of Keith. Keith you were a great landlord and a great friend. The years of playing hockey together and your commitment to the return of the robin will be always remembered. The countless high school hockey tournament get togethers with all of the gang. The phone calls and texts in the winters about the Gopher hockey game no matter how good or bad they played. The pontoon rides up and down the river in the summer. Keith you're truly going to be missed by all. RIP.
Scott (Sonny) and Patty Richter
Our deepest sympathy to the Dickman family and Sue. We have lost a very special man- Heaven gained an angel. He will be in our thoughts and memories. May his smile light up and shine brightly in your heart forever. Sending hugs and peace to you.
Max Ferguson and Nancy Kantor
Keith Dickman when I first met you I was just a boy. At that time I already knew that you were a larger-than-life figure. Little did I know that we would go on and enjoy hundreds of hunting and fishing ventures together with all of our friends. Damm glad that I did that. Buddy, you have left our lives way too soon and everyone misses you.
Our deepest condolences to Sue and Keith's family. We will miss seeing him at the river. May he rest in peace and may God give you all strength during this difficult time. Travis and Tricia Riggott
I would just like to say Keith was more than my landlord..he was also a friend that had a heart as big as Texas and he will be dearly both by myself and my daughter Danielle ..who is a part owner of Whistle Binkies North ...where Keith liked to eat ..my daughter will also miss his big smile and just him himself as we know him as a kind hearted person....we already miss him and we send our condolences to his mother as well as his brother Jim and his wife ...
Ketih, I know you had so many things in your life that involved fishing and hunting but your hockey life is probably the thing that touched the most people. I first skated with you just after I graduated from high school. When I moved back to Rochester I skated with you on the Psimos/Alexander Builders team. Everyone said that I needed to play in the "Dickman League" so I played in the summer and winter leagues. Whenever someone moved into town and wanted to play hockey, my go to phrase was "contact Keith Dickman" . YOu will be missed big man.
Here is Keith and I on the ice together at St Mary's University arena in Winona in April 2009.
Here is Keith skating in a tournament in Waterloo Iowa in 2008.
I will warmly remember Keith who ran our Sunday night hockey group for years. I've skated with Keith for 4 decades and he was the gentle giant and a good teammate. I will remember him always. Peace Keith!
what a loss i will pray for the Dickman family we lost a friend that can't be replaced i will hang onto the memories and times we had to my friend Keith RIP you were bigger than life my friend
Keith and I grew up together. He lived on the corner and I live three houses down from him. Our mothers were den mothers for our cub scout den. Rest in peace my friend. Bill Hammond
I worked with Keith for 25 years. I retired in 2009. He was dedicated to the cooperative and all employees. Enjoyed his work. The Red Robin was a favorite of his. God Bless you survivors.
Sue, I can't imagine how difficult this must be for you and for Keith’s family and friends. My sincere condolences to all.
Condolences to the Dickman family.
Sue - I’m so sorry for the loss you are suffering with Keith’s passing. I know how much you loved him and what a big part he played in your life. Lean on your friends Sue. We are here to help anyway we can. XOXO
So sorry for your loss Sue and Dickman family.
Our deepest sympathies go out to Millie and family. Keith was a good friend and a great guy. We will miss him dearly. Sandy (Schwieder) and Gene Sturgis
So so sad and tragic. A true patriot. Keith will be missed dearly by his hockey fraternity. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May god bless you Keith. RIP big guy!
My heart goes out to Keith’s family, friends, and his sweetheart, Sue Adamson Pearson. He was taken far too soon and will be dearly missed.
Sending love to you Sue Adamson at this very difficult time - you and Keith were a great partnership, I could see the joy and love you brought to each other. Keith will really be missed. Condolences to Keith's Mom, Brother and Sister in Law as well.
Keith was a wonderful man. He was a caring friend to our entire family and will be missed.
My Condolences go out to Sue Adamson Pearson who has been with Keith for the past 3 years. We love you and we will be there for you!
This is heartbreaking losing Keith so soon after the passing of Dave. Peace to your family.
So very sorry for your loss.
We will miss having him around the neighborhood.
His neighbor from Reads Landing
Lora Richardson and Steve Wallerich