Donald D. Dickinson
Donald D. Dickinson, 88, of Washington, formerly of Brighton, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at the McCreedy Home in Washington from an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Brighton United Church in Brighton with the Rev. Rick Zickefoose officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Brighton. Visitation at Gould Funeral Home in Brighton will begin at 3 p.m., the family will be present to greet friends 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials for the Brighton United Church and the McCreedy Home may be left at the funeral home, church or mailed to the funeral home at P.O. Box 149, Brighton, Iowa 52540.
He was born in Brighton, May 3, 1925, to Gail James and Veva Ruth (Keegan) Dickinson. He grew up in Brighton and graduated from Pleasant Plain High School in 1944. He married Alice Statler on March 10, 1951. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the Brighton United Church and member of the Brighton Volunteer Fire Department. He worked for the telephone company for 32 years retiring in 1987. The couple moved to Washington in April 2010 and to the McCreedy Home in August 2011.
Don is survived by his wife; son, Terry (Donna) Dickinson of Plymouth, Minn.; daughter, Diane (Mark) Sheets of Keota; four grandchildren; one brother, Ralph “Dubs” (Kathryn) Dickinson and one sister, Jane (Russel) Whitaker both of Brighton.