Ernest Lee Dibble, Jr.

Navy Badge
  • Name: Ernest Lee Dibble Jr.
  • Location of Birth: Ball Club, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: February 10, 1952
  • Date of Death: June 27, 2006 (54 years old)
  • Parents: Ernest Dibble, Sr. and Maybelle (Trembath) Dibble
  • High School and Class: Deer River High School, Deer River, Minnesota
  • College: Duluth Area Institute of Technology, Duluth, Minnesota
  • Highest Rank: E-5
  • Branch: Navy
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: 1972
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: 1976
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:

  • Military Highlights:
    Ernest served with the United States Navy from 1972 until 1976.

  • Wars Involved:

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Ernest was affiliated with the St. Patricks Roman Catholic Church in Bradys Bend, Pennsylvania.

    He was a member of the American Legion, Kaylor Post 488 of Bradys Bend, Pennsylvania and the VFW in Deer River, Minnesota.

    Ernest was employed by Indspec Chemical Corporation in Petrolia, Pennsylvania as a distillation operator for the past twenty-seven years.

    He married the former Kathryn H. Hindman on October 10, 1998 in East Brady, Pennsylvania and she survives along with four sons, Preston (Mary), Justin, Joshua (Sarah) and Robert Hindman (Rebecca); two daughters, Amy Birckbichler (Kurt) and Colleen Fornelli (Robert); three grandchildren; one brother, David (Jerry); one sister, Linda Boyer (Samuel): and several nieces and nephews.

    Ernest is preceded in death by a brother, Richard in 2006; and two grandchildren, Casey Warburton on January 1, 2000 and Sarah Hindman on September 30, 2005.

    Ernest died at the Armstrong County Memorial Hospital in Kittanning, Pennsylvania following an illness and is buried in Bear Creek Cemetery at Petrolia, Pennsylvania.

  • Tribal Affiliation(s):