Frank Dikeman


November 22, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Frank Fredrick Dikeman, 90, Fort Scott,  passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at the Medicalodge of Fort Scott. He was born Feb. 8, 1927, in rural Bourbon County, the son of William Dikeman and Bessie Long Dikeman. Frank served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1953. While with the Army he received many medals and citations including the Korean Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. 
Following his military service, Frank returned to Fort Scott and drove a truck for Frank Sutcliffe Trucking Company until his retirement in 1983. He then began raising cattle. Frank married Helen Carson. They later divorced. Frank enjoyed gardening.  He greatly loved his country and was a member of the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars where he often served with the Color Guard. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Combat Infantrymen. He was a member of the Community Christian Church.
Survivors include a sister, Jessie Streeter and husband Jim; two nieces, Shirley Hartman and husband Dale and Susan Kern and husband Steve; and a nephew, David Streeter and wife Debbie. Also surviving are several great-, great-great- and great-great-great-nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Kevin Moyers will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars. 
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the V. F. W.  and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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