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Dikran Mahdasian

October 4, 1933 - December 10, 2021
Racine, WI



Saturday, December 18, 2021
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM CST
St. Hagop Armenian Apostolic Church
4100 Newman Road
Racine, WI 53406


Saturday, December 18, 2021
10:00 AM CST
Live Stream
St. Hagop Armenian Apostolic Church
4100 Newman Road
Racine, WI 53406


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

St. Hagop Church

Racine ARF

Racine ARS

Life Story / Obituary


Dikran Mahdasian, 88, passed away peacefully at Ascension Hospital in Racine, WI. Dikran was born in 1933 in Beirut, Lebanon to Armenak and Haiganoush (née Yeghissian) Mahdasian,

Dikran was their third child with two older brothers and one younger sister. He attended Jemaran Armenian School in Lebanon where he learned 4 languages and excelled in athletics. He worked in the family’s shirt making business until the time when the family decided to come to America. He lived in Chicago for a short period before settling in Racine and becoming part of the St. Hagop Armenian Church community where he met his future wife, Nancy Asdigian. He had his own Tailoring business in Milwaukee where he was the primary tailor for Marshall Fields and Chapman Brothers. He then went to work at Twin Disc to be closer to his family on a daily basis.

Never satisfied with working for someone else, he always dreamed of having his own business like the family had in Lebanon. He started with his sister who opened a tennis and golf apparel shop and would need someone to do the alterations, opening Dikran Tailors & amp; Service Box in downtown Racine. He also loved to work on cars and owned Dikran Auto’s Used Car lot in Caledonia in the late 80’s.

Dikran was immensely proud of his Armenian heritage and was active in the Racine Armenian Community. He served as an Armenian School Teacher, Choir singer, Deacon, and Board member of St. Hagop Church. He was also a long-standing member of the local ARF & ARS Chapters. Seeing his family and grandchildren continue to embrace their Armenian heritage gave him great pride.

Dikran was preceded in death by his parents and oldest brother Kaloust Mahdasian along with his in-laws and many brother and sister in laws. He is survived by his wife Nancy, sons Vahan and Sarkis; brother VaruJohn (Armeeg) Mahdasian, sister Shakeh (Joe) Yahnian; sister in-laws Sosi Mahdasian, Joanne Asdigian, and Azniv Asdigian; grandchildren Sosi, Sevan and Ani Mahdasian and their mother Kathleen. Along with many nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.

Services will be held on Saturday December 18th, 2021, at St. Hagop Armenian Apostolic Church, 4100 Newman Road, with Rev. Father Daron Stepanian officiating Visitation will be from 9-10 am Service to begin at 10 am followed by burial at Graceland Cemetery. To view the service online, visit Dikran's page on the funeral home website, www.meredithfuneralhome.com, select visitation/services and then Live Stream.

In lieu of flowers the family has suggested donations to the following Armenian groups: St. Hagop Church, Racine ARF, and Racine ARS.