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LeVerne Dickinson (1912-2006)


Posted By: Ames Tribune
Date: 9/12/2006 at 22:50:03

THE AMES TRIBUNE, Ames, Story County, Iowa, Tuesday, September 12, 2006.

LeVerne Dickinson
March 6, 1912-Sept. 10, 2006
LeVerne Dickinson, 94, of Jewell, died Sunday, Sept. 10, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Bethesda in at Evergreen Cemetery in Jewell.

Arnold LeVerne Dickinson was born March 6, 1912, in Gilbert, to Orin and Anna Margaret (Abrahamson) Dickinson. He married Gertrude Eleanor Boyd Sept. 9, 1943, in Story City. He was a tank commander in the U. S. Army during World War II, serving from Normandy to central Europe and fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He returned to central Iowa living in Jewell, where he and Gertrude made their home for 60 years. They farmed for 12 years, and then he worked for the state of Iowa, Hamilton County and the city of Jewell as a maintenance worker. He also was the city of Jewell police officer. He worked for Becker Funeral Home for many years. He was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church, the VFW, American Legion, Jewell Fire and Rescue Department and the Jewell Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Gertrude, of Jewell; two sons, Arlin (Kathy) Dickinson, of Webster City, and Bruce Dickinson, of Valley Village, Calif.; one daughter, Linda Roy, of Jewell; five grandchildren, Adam Dickinson, Teresa Dingman, Amber Dunn, Sarah Roy and A.J. Dickinson; eight great-grandchildren, Carri, Jovanai, Brittani, Taylor, Tiana, Skye, Nick and Alex; and one brother, Hans Dickinson, of Webster City.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Becker Funeral Home in Jewell.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Gertrude Dickinson at 1002 Second St. Apt. 3, Jewell, IA, 50130.


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