June 27, 1920 - February 27, 2017

 

Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Edna E. Dickinson, age 96, who passed away Monday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Rev. Gerald Dalseth will officiate and burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Sauk Rapids. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Friday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.

Edna was born June 27, 1920 in Sartell to John, Sr. & Pearl (Jorgenson) Villcheck. She married Andrew Dickinson on Oct. 25, 1941 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waite Park. Edna was a homemaker and lived in the Sartell/Sauk Rapids area most of her life. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids and Waite Park American Legion Post #428 Auxiliary. Edna volunteered at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home for many years and delivered meals for 26 years. She enjoyed playing bingo and cards, solving puzzles, dancing, gardening, cooking and baking, especially banana bread. Edna was a head strong, kind and friendly person.

Survivors include her children, John (Carolyn) of Ft. Worth, TX, David (Sandy) of Isanti, James (Min) of Little Falls, Jerry (Gerri) of Sauk Rapids, Pearl (Jim) Baird of Lancaster, TX, Pat (Gary) Fuchs of Sauk Rapids and Joyce (Ken) Lehnen of St. Cloud; 20 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. Edna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Andrew; sisters, Erma Shir and Donna Mae Pierskalla; brothers, Robert Villcheck and John Villcheck, Jr.; and great grandson, Brandon Happke.

A special thank you to all the staff at Good Shepherd Apartments, Memory Cottages and St. Croix Hospice for all their loving care given to Edna.