Ralph Dickman, 82Ralph Dickman, age 82, of Hudson, died Monday, June 18, at his residence.
Ralph Dickman, 82
Died June 18, 2012
Ralph Dickman, age 82, of Hudson and Cumberland, died peacefully Monday, June 18, at his home.
Ralph was born on May 5, 1930, in Superior, Wis., the son of Verlaine and Ingeborg (Larson) Dickman. He was raised in Superior where he attended the Cooper Elementary School prior to graduating from Superior Central High School. Following this, he enlisted and served in the Minnesota National Guard. On May 31, 1952, he was united in marriage to Delores Axelson at the Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Superior. This union would be blessed with five children. He was a gifted machinist who worked for the Great Northern Railroad as well as American Can for over 30 years.
Ralph was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as a day on the golf course or cruising around in their boat. He also enjoyed working on model boats and trains.
Ralph will remain in the hearts of his wife, Delores; children, Patrice Bjerstedt of St. Paul, David (Sandra) Dickman of Woodbury, James (Teresa) Dickman of Hudson, Thomas (Robin) Dickman of Hudson, Carolyn (John) Doebber of Woodbury; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister, Lois (Sanford) Gretebeck of Burlington, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law Ronald Bjerstedt.
Funeral service for Ralph will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 25, at First Lutheran Church at 1180 8th Ave., Cumberland, with Pastor Tim Schmidt officiating. Interment will be private. Urnbearers will be Eric Bjerstedt, Scott Bjerstedt, Brian Dickman, Joshua Dickman, Adam Dickman, Andrew Dickman. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson as well as 1 hour prior to the service at church on Monday morning.
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