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John R. Dickson

August 10, 1933 July 17, 2019
John R. Dickson
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Obituary for John R. Dickson

PEORIA – John R. Dickson, 85, of Peoria, IL died Wednesday July 17, 2019 at Unity Point Methodist Hospital. He was born on August 10, 1933 to Robert and Dora Taylor Dickson in Bloomington, IL. He married Mary Kay Miller on August 14, 1964. She passed away in 1999 and John later married Frances Heinle on May 10, 2003 in Groveland, IL.

Surviving John are wife Frances (Heinle) Dickson, step-children; Bobbie Kay (Don) Yoder of Morton, IL, Vikki (Bob Wilhelm) Heinle of Hanna City, IL, Randy (Tanya) Heinle of Peoria, IL, Jerry (Amy) Heinle of Sugar Grove, IL, and Chuck (Mary) Heinle of Bloomingdale, IL. Also surviving are grandchildren; Chris, Matt, Tyler, Trever, Samantha, Eric, and Emily, and his sister, Florence Otto of Branson, MO. Preceding him in death is his first wife Mary Kay Miller, twin daughters (deceased at birth), two sisters Anita Jones and Jane Kath, and brothers; Paul, William, Donald, and Lowell Dickson.

John served his country in the Army from April 1953 to April 1955. He then was in the Peace Corp in Peru from 1962 to 1964. A few years later, he got on with the Peoria City Fire Department where he worked 26 years before retiring as a captain in 1990. He was very involved in his community and was a member of many clubs and organizations including; Elks Lodge #20 in Peoria, life member of VFW #814, AMVETS #64, and Moose Lodge #916 in Pekin. He also served as a state officer for the Illinois Association of Retired Fire Fighters and the secretary and treasurer for Peoria Fire Fighter Retirees.

Other passions of John’s included golf, the St. Louis Cardinals, and singing whenever he got the chance.

A visitation will be held Saturday July 20th, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at Grace and Peace Lutheran Church in Peoria, IL. A funeral service will follow and begin at 11:00 a.m.
Burial will take place at Park Lawn Cemetery in Danvers, IL following the funeral. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Grace and Peace Lutheran Church or the Peoria Retired Fire Fighter Fund.


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Visitation

Saturday

20

Jul

9:00 AM 7/20/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/20/2019 11:00:00 AM
Grace & Peace Lutheran Church

7611 N. Knoxville Avenue
PEORIA, IL 61614

Grace & Peace Lutheran Church
7611 N. Knoxville Avenue PEORIA 61614 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

20

Jul

11:00 AM 7/20/2019 11:00:00 AM
Grace & Peace Lutheran Church

7611 N. Knoxville Avenue
PEORIA, IL 61614

Grace & Peace Lutheran Church
7611 N. Knoxville Avenue PEORIA 61614 IL
United States

Graveside

Saturday

20

Jul

12:45 PM 7/20/2019 12:45:00 PM
Park Lawn Cemetery

Danvers
Danvers, IL 61732

Park Lawn Cemetery
Danvers Danvers 61732 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Grace & Peace Lutheran Church

7611 N. Knoxville Avenue
PEORIA, IL 61614
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