Grace Louise Dickerhoof
Grace Louise Dickerhoof
  • May 11, 1917 - June 8, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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Dickerhoof, Grace Louise

100, “Amazing Grace” entered into eternal rest on June 8, 2017. She was born in Chicago on May 11, 1917 where she lived until she retired and moved to Sun Lakes, Arizona. 15 years later she moved with her husband, Roy, to Sun City, Florida. She moved to Canterbury Tower, Tampa in 2011. Her rich and full life was spent as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother; an executive secretary and bookkeeper; an accomplished pianist and seamstress; a member of barbershop groups and as a world traveler. She kept her mind sharp with crosswords, puzzles, card games, reading and her exercise bike. Because of her many gifts and talents, which accompanied her into her mid 90’s, she merited the nickname of Amazing Grace.

She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian and Methodist church and taught herself to play the organ to be able to earn money for college by playing at church services. In her later years she played for singalongs and family gatherings to the delight of many.

Having enjoyed her love and presence for so many years, she will be especially missed by her daughters Gail Whiting (Paul) and Jean Kahle of Tampa and her grandsons Paul Whiting, Jr. (Dana); Casey Kahle (Angie); Riley Kahle (Nicole); and granddaughter Lindsey Stricker (Todd) and by her great grandchildren Jack and Austin Whiting; Camden and Jase Kahle and Brennan and Mallory Kahle. Grace was preceded in death by Roy, her loving husband of 60 years and her great granddaughter, Sydney Grace Kahle. The family would like to thank Deborah Mayer and the incredible staff at the Canterbury Health Center for their loyal and excellent care of Amazing Grace in recent years.

A Memorial Service will be Wednesday, June 28 at 3:00 PM at Hyde Park United Methodist, 500 W. Platt St, Tampa, FL 33606. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Hyde Park Methodist Church or Academy Prep Center, Tampa. Should you wish to bring a “teddy bear” to the service, it will be donated to Hyde Park Methodist Pew Bears support project.