Michael Troy Dicken

Oct. 14, 1937 – Dec. 21, 2020


Michael Troy Dicken, 83, of Wrightwood, Calif., passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, as a direct result from contracting COVID-19. Mike was born in Altoona, to Laura (Vanderpool) and Troy Dicken.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marilyn Neudack-Dicken; and sister, Lois Gressley.

He is survived by three children: David (Charlotte), Karen (Judi) and Frank Dicken (Karen). Michael is also survived by his grandson, Joshua Dicken (Heavenly); great-grandson, Brixyon Dicken; his brother, William Richard (Jeanne); and his chosen adopted daughter, Teresa Dorado. He was also survived by several nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues.

After spending four years in the Navy as an electrician, Mike decided to start his career with Inductothrem. Twenty-five years later he opened his own business, Induction Technology Corporation, in southern California. He spent 40 years traveling and building his business and has connected with many people all over the world. He successfully sold the business he built from scratch and was preparing for his retirement before the pandemic hit.

Michael was an avid runner, enjoyed the outdoors and loved to travel. He especially enjoyed traveling to Hawaii with his late wife.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the COVID Relief Fund and wear a mask.