Barbara L. Dick (Eipperle)

1928 - 2018


Barbara L. Dick (Eipperle), 90,of Ida, MI, died Monday October 29, 2018, in Wellsprings Lutheran Home, Monroe, MI. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI, Thursday, November 1, 2018, from 4-8 PM and on Friday November 2, 2018, from 2-8PM. She will lie in state on Saturday November 3, 2018, at East Ida Immanuel Lutheran Church, Monroe, MI, from 10 AM until the services at 11 AM. Pastor Curtis Garland will officiate. Burial will be in East Ida Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Ida, MI.


Born July 12, 1928, Monroe, Michigan to Carl and Esther (Hehl) Eipperle.  She was baptized, and confirmed at East Ida Immanuel Lutheran Church, Monroe, Michigan where she was also married to Clayton W. Dick on September 11, 1948 by the Rev. Albert H. Gehner. Clayton preceded her in death on November 3, 2009.


As a member of the church, Barbara served as Sunday and Bible School Teacher for several years, also Sunday School Secretary, Young People’s Walther League Secretary and sang in the Youth Church Choir.  She joined the Ladies Aid Society and served as Treasurer from 2002 to 2006, and also sewed with the Ladies Quilting Group.  She was a member of the 150th Church Anniversary Committee, especially active with the production of the Historical Book for the Anniversary celebration, volunteered at the Lutheran Home of Monroe and was a member of its Ladies Guild.  She was a member of the Ida Athletic and Band Boosters and also a Cub Scout and Blue Bird Leader.


She was a graduate of Monroe High School in 1945.  She was employed as a clerical assistant of Dorsch Memorial Library in Monroe from 1945 – 1949.  Besides enjoying her role as a homemaker, she was the family farm bookkeeper and assisted her husband with the poultry farming business for many years.  Later on she was employed as a Teller-Membership Officer at the Monroe County Teachers Credit Union (now Directions Credit Union) from 1979 until retiring in 1993.  She enjoyed researching family genealogy, church and local history, traveling and family gatherings.


Surviving are three sons, Michael (Gay) of Petersburg, Jeffrey (Mary) of Henderson, Nevada, Joseph (Robin) of Tecumseh, two daughters, Amy (Terry) Hathaway of Monroe and Elizabeth (Jon) Madden of Ida; Thirteen grandchildren, Stephanie (Donn) Cousino of Maybee, Kelly (Tom) Scheer of Ida, Adam (Kim) Dick of Temperence, Julie (Greg) Lassey of Monroe, Scott Hathaway of Ida, Leah (Dave) Morelli of Ida, Kari (Justin) Arnold of Ida, Rachel Dick of Ypsilanti, Jack Dick of Tecumseh, Brian (Stacey) Lanoue of Belle River, ON Canada, Steve (Jill) Lanoue of Belle River, ON Canada, Greg (Lauren) Lanoue of Belle River, ON Canada, and Dan (Mary Ann) Lanoue of Windsor, ON Canada;  Twenty–eight great-grandchildren, Samuel, Audrey, Brock, Heidi, John, Stephanie, Nick, Kristen, Olivia, Katelyn, Brooklyn, Liliana, Addison, Audrina, Alyssa, Brent, Brooke, Jacob, Ty, Mason, Ajay, Isabelle, Kinsey, Hope, Brayden, Zackary, Megan and Julia; a brother John C. (Nancy) Eipperle of Frankfort, Michigan, a sister-in-law Helen Eipperle of Monroe, a brother-in-law Roger Heiden of Monroe, and several nephews and nieces.


In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Esther Eipperle, a brother Marion Eipperle and a sister, Nancy Heiden.


Memorial contributions can be made to: East Ida Immanuel Lutheran Church, ProMedica Hospice of Monroe or Wellsprings Lutheran Home, Monroe, MI.