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Bill Dickson

December 15, 1929 — September 7, 2017

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William Clair, son of  William Elwood and Margaret Evelyn (Bird) Dickson, was born December 15, 1929 in Marcus, Iowa. He grew up in Marcus and graduated from Holy Name School in 1947. He then worked for the Clarkson Grocery Store before enlisting in the U.S. Army. He served on active duty for two years before joining the reserves where he served for six years.    On October 17, 1951 Bill was united in marriage with Bernice Bauer at the Maryhill Visitation Church west of Cherokee. Five children were born to this union. Bill and Bernice made their home in Manilla for 50 years. Bill primarily worked at Farmland Foods and with the U.S.D.A as a federal meat inspector, retiring in 1993 after 27 years of service.      Throughout the years, Bill was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Manilla and was active with the Holy Name Society.    On Thursday, September 7, 2017 Bill passed away at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll, Iowa. He was 87 years, 8 months and 28 days of age.    Preceding Bill in death are his parents;  son Jeffrey Dickson;  grandson John Humlicek and sisters Jean Boever, Adaline Bohlke, Maxine Bork, Dorothy Huff, Betty Tenager and Margaret Enneking.    He is survived by his wife Bernice Dickson of Carroll; children Mike Dickson and his wife Beth of Manilla, Gary Dickson and his wife Debbie of Omaha, Nebraska, Vicki Humlicek and her husband Butch of Carroll and Donna Dickson of Windsor Heights; grandchildren Nichole Thomas, Michaela Schnoes, Aaron Dickson, Justin Dickson, David Humlicek, Tammy Humlicek, Katie Mengwasser, Bill Dickson, Sara Weyers, Joseph Dickson, and Brian Dickson; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Visitation and Prayers

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

7:00 PM Prayer Service followed by a Rosary

Ohde Twit Funeral Home, Carroll, Iowa

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, September 11, 2017, 10:30 AM

St. Lawrence Church, Carroll, Iowa

Reverend Timothy Schott, Celebrant

Gift Bearers

Donna Dickson     Vicki Humlicek


“Here I Am, Lord”     “How Great Thou Art”

“On Eagle’s Wings”     “Amazing Grace”

St. Lawrence Choir     Marcy Anderson, Cantor

Katy Cuddy, Pianist

 Honorary Casket Bearers

Nichole Thomas     Michaela Schnoes     Sara Weyers

Tammy Humlicek     Katie Mengwasser

 Casket Bearers

William Dickson     Joseph Dickson     Brian Dickson

David Humlicek     Aaron Dickson     Justin Dickson   

 Interment wth Military Honors  1:30 PM

Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Manilla, Iowa

Deacon Louie Meiners, Officiating

American Legion Post 132, Manilla

Iowa National Guard Army Funeral Honors


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