Saturday, June 6, 2009

Charles Lyle "Pete" Dickerson, 1927-2003

  Charles (Pete) Dickerson, age 76, of Centerville, died Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at Mercy Medical Center, Centerville.
  He was born April 8, 1927 at Haven, KS, the son of Aaron and Blanche Dickerson. He graduated from Haven High School in 1945, then served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war, he received his BA in Political Science from Pittsburg College, Pittsburg, KS, he then taught at a Junior High in Wichita, KS. He received his MA of Fine Arts in History from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. He married Ruth Ann Houser Felkner December 22, 1967, and she survives. He taught for over 30 years teaching at Muscatine Community College and then Indian Hills Community College retiring in 1990. He loved reading, music and showing his horses. He was an active Democrat and a member of the First Methodist Church, Centerville.
  He is survived by his wife Ruth Ann of Centerville, three children, Robin Salsberry of Windsor Heights, Iowa, Kelly Greenlee and her husband David of Raleigh, NC, and Randy Felkner of San Francisco, CA; three grandchildren, Allyson Greenlee, Landon Salsberry, Reid Greenlee; two brothers, Dale and Manard Dickerson of California, three sisters, Lila Stelter and Charlene Heim both of Haven, KS, and Sharon Perry of Witchita, KS.
  Preceded in death by two brothers, Ken and Aaron, and his parents.
  Funeral services will be held 10 AM Saturday, November 22, 2003 at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Laura Riley officiating. Friends may call all day Friday with the family present from 6-8 PM at the Thomas Lange Funeral Home, Centerville. Burial will be in the Jerome Cemetery, west of Centerville. A memorial has been established to Drake Public Library and may be left or mailed to the Thomas Lange Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Centerville, Iowa 52544.

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