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Dr. Lumir Dedic

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Dr. Lumir Dedic passed away peacefully in his home on May 7, 2017, with his two sons and his great friend and caretaker in the end, Sandra Osborne at his side. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton with a Time of Remembrance beginning at 7:00 p.m. Inurnment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Tama, IA, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, all memorials will be donated to one of his favorite passions, the Decorah trout hatchery. Lumir (“Lu” “Doc”) Anton Dedic was born on July 26th, 1933 to Adolph Dedic and Wilma Yanda Dedic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After the death of his father, he spent some time in the local orphanage until Wilma remarried a few years later to Sam Bryan and spent the rest of his youth in Tama, Iowa. He enlisted into the United States Air Force after high school and spent some time in Texas and Japan while in the military. He married Merry Francis Gray and was blessed with two sons, Gray Anthony Dedic and Brad Dedic. After finishing his undergrad at Iowa Teacher’s College, he earned his DDS from the University of Iowa and moved to New Hampton where he practiced until May of 2004. He loved his patients and was adept at putting them at ease with his sense of humor. He was a lifelong and diehard “Hawk” fan (and anyone playing the Cyclones). He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family and especially fishing trips to Canada and many years of RAGBRAI and other fishing adventures with his good friends. He also enjoyed watching his two grandsons play hockey and poker nights with his good buddies. He loved to tell a great joke and embellished a good story each time he told it. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to commune with nature in his one bedroom “Fortress of Solitude.” He is survived by his sons Gray Dedic of Hayward, California, and Brad (Beth) Dedic of Roland, Iowa and their two sons, Jacob Alexander and Spencer Dean Dedic. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-father.

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  1. My deepest sympathy to Docs’ family, he was a great person and our family dentist from the time of my girls first check-ups til his retirement. Sincerely, Linda Stolfus

  2. Our sympathy Tony, Brad, Beth, Jacob and Spencer. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Louise and Donn

  3. Tony Brad and Families we are so sorry for your loss.Lou was such a special person and will be remembered by many,our prayers thoughts and love are with you at this very sad time,Tom and Marian Gebel

  4. Sorry to hear of your loss. He was one of a kind. But a great dentist and always friendly and had a smile and something to say. He will be missed by many. We will be thinking and prayer for you. Norma & Leonard Roosonke

  5. Tony, Brad, and family, I always enjoyed seeing your Dad, one of my first jobs was working with Doc as an assistant with Pearl R. It seemed people enjoyed going to the dentist, just to see Doc and enjoy his humor! He was a one of a kind in a very good way–

  6. Our sympathy to Dr Dedic’s entire family, especially Tony and Brad. He will truly be missed by the many in the community who he served over the years.

  7. Brad and Tony, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. Clay & Amy and Elise.

  8. My thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Dedic’s family. He was a great friend and a great dentist. He even checked Chipper’s teeth a few times. May he rest in peace. Mary Wegner

  9. Tony, Brad and families so sorry to hear that doc has left us.He was a very special person inside and out. His personality and kindness were untouchable. I used to see him often walking on the walking trail. He always had a smile or a joke and carried a dog bone for my little dog Kiko. He was one of a kind and will deeply missed by everyone who know him and a big loss to this community. RIP Doc Dedic you were the best. My Deepest Sympathy Rosemary Schluetter

  10. Tony, Brad & Family, So sorry to hear this sad news. Will keep you and your family in our thoughts & prayers. Doc was one of a kind. Always loved his big smile & sense of humor! Peg (Smith) Testroet

  11. To the family of Doc Dedic: He was a real hoot. My cousin Kathy Mikes Knutson worked for him for many years, and our family went there for our dental needs. If we had pain when we walked in, we certainly didn’t have any pain when we left! He was definitely a one of a kind, good ol’ Bohemian Boy. He will never be forgotten! Jane Melugin Brooks

  12. Tony, Brad, & families, Our sincere sympathy and prayers to all. Doc was a great family dentist and will be missed by many in this community. He always had a smile and a friendly ‘hello’ when meeting him on the street. May he now rest in peace.

  13. My sympathy in your loss of a great guy and a great dentist. I first started going to Doc back in the 60s when he was in an upstairs apartment on main street…..long time ago. Doc was honest and straight forward and tell you what you needed. He knew when you didn’t have money and would make adjustments…..even take payments. because you didn’t have insurance. And a sense of humor…..he would stuff your mouth full of cotton and a suction tube…..then ask how your love life was. He will be remembered fondly by all those whose life he touched. RIP Michael Hruska

  14. Tony, Brad and families ~ Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your families. Lou will be remembered as always having a smile on his face and something funny to say. Keep the memories of your Dad close to your hearts, they will help you to get through this difficult time now and in days to come. Ovey & Duce

  15. Sympathies to the family…. i remember doc always singing while in the chair. Never failed neil diamond was always on the radio….forever in blue jeans

  16. To the family of Doc Dedic- Our prayers are with you as everyone has lost a special guy. Lots of good conversations with him while Tina and Pearl were in the office and the times I played cards with him. One of a kind!!

  17. Loved your Dad and Grandpa guys, such a sweet, kind man :hearts: Our sincere sympathy to you, we will miss him:pensive: Jack & Nancy Anderson

  18. Doc meant so much to the Roths family. So many great memories of him. We talk about him often. Our thoughts and prayers to Tony and Brad.

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