Dean Wilson Dickerhoof

November 9, 1935 - January 9, 2024
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel
Friday 1/19, 2:00 pm
Memorial Service

Dean W. Dickerhoof passed away January 9, 2024, in Midland, Texas. He was born on November 9, 1935, in Akron, Ohio, to Ralph and Daisy Dickerhoof. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Akron. It was there that he also met his future wife, Joy. Dean and Joy were married on August 27,Continue Reading

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Mark Reynolds left a message on April 7, 2024:
Dean was a great Inorganic chemist, teacher, friend and family man. I remember all the times we got together for game nights as families. He was also a great supporter of my academic career and my family. He will be sorely missed.
Mark Reynolds left a message on April 7, 2024:
Dean was a great chemistry professor and family friend will be sorely missed. I remember all the fun game nights we had together as families.
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Robin Bond left a message on March 12, 2024:
Dr. Dickerhoof was already an emeritus professor when I was in grad school, so I mostly saw him when he subbed as a supervising professor in labs...until fall of 2014, when I had to take over the homeschooling of my 16-yo son for a few months. Simon didn't want to work in my office or lab, instead choosing to hang out in the little 3rd floor alcove off the atrium. I'd check in on him every half hour or so to make sure he was on task. That also happened to be the place where Dean, Scott Cowley, and crew hung out to play cards on occasion, and they totally took him under their wing...sometimes even encouraging him to hurry and finish his work early so they could have a fourth player for hearts. I still remember the day I popped out to check on Simon, and found him not working on his calculus homework, but rather huddled next to Dean. I asked him why he wasn't working, and he said: "Mom, I can't. Dean needs help figuring out his iPad." It takes a special kind of guy to take a random teenager under his wing. Dean, I wish I had told you how much I appreciated your kindness toward Simon that fall.
Chris Bahn left a message on March 8, 2024:
Dean was my PhD supervisor at Mines - I may have been his last one, finishing in 1996. He was a wonderful man who sparked a passion in me for an area of chemistry I had never seen. He was a skilled teacher who I still try to emulate in my teaching creativity. The world has lost a good chemist and a good man. Rest easy, Dean.
Tom Gennett left a message on March 8, 2024:
The entire Chemistry Department at Mines sends our condolences.
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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