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“Lois, sorry to hear the bad news about my friend Richard. I don't have your phone number and I drove all over SW Ankeny trying to locate your...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Prayers to the family for the passing of a kind man. Many good memories. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Ron Saf - Urbandale, IA

“Mgo mieru dodi viam Kungs ! May the eternal Peace be with him and keep him. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Jnis Dimants - Minneapolis, MN

“Dick, I will always remember you as a good friend, and fellow Electrician. May the Lord Bless you and keep you, may his face smile upon you, and give...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Robert Saf - Johnston, IA

“I will always remember Dick at a good friend and fellow Electrician He was always someone who you was glad to have spent time with. Dick, may the...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Robert Saf - Johnston, IA

“Lois and FamilyMy thoughts and prayers are with you. Dick was a wonderful man, will be missed by all.Karen Wiles ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Karen Wiles - Des Moines, IA

“Dick always had a smile whenever I saw him. That is how I will remember him. My thought and prayers go out to Lois, Jon, Ann and families. Dick will...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Brad Berry - Family Friend

8 of 14 | Posted by: GEORGE KINLEY - Des Moines, IA

“Dick was a classmate of my brother Bob and a friend of mine from Visitation. Our prayers with the family. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Roman (Jerry) Martin - Sun Lakes, AZ

“Dick and I grew up together.His parents and mine were almost interchangeable to us.We spent many hours playing sports and playing Pinochle or just...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Sullivan - Santa Cruz, CA

“Such a precious man , I will miss Dick he was an awesome cousin..He was always so much fun to be with..a wonderful sense of humor.. He will be missed...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Judy Gardiner - Lighthouse Pt, FL

“Dick was a good friend and neighbor, both in Iowa & Arizona. Golfing was always a challenge for both of us, but it was always fun. Dick had so many...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Gail & Donna Utter - Ankeny, IA

“Lois and family, my deepest sympathy goes out to you all in this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Judy Garner - Ankeny, IA

“my deepest sympathy's to you , lois, jon and ann. you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: beth berry - des moines, IA

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Richard L. Dickerson, 79, of Ankeny passed away February 20, 2017 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston.
A visitation will be held 4 to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Memorial Services of Iowa chapel (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 27 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church.
Richard was born in Des Moines to Fred and Mary (Bennett) Dickerson. He graduated from Dowling High School in 1955.
He married Lois Schaper September 15, 1962, and together they had two children, Jon and Ann.
Richard served 8 years with the US Navy reserves; was a proud member of IBEW Local 347 for over 55 years; and a member of Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church.
He loved any time spent with his family and grandchildren. He was an avid reader and loved spending winters in Arizona.
Richard is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lois; 2 children Jon and Ann (John) Marsh; 3 grandchildren Brynn and Holland Marsh, and Jon Dickerson; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Eugene; Sister-in-law, Carolyn Olsen; brothers-in-law Kenneth Schaper, Eugene Olsen and Jerry Winters; mother and father-in-law, Myra and Arno Schaper.
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