Charles Edd Dickinson

July 23, 1920March 29, 2019

Charles Edd Dickinson

A loving husband, a good Father, and a wonderful Dad. Charles passed away on March 29, 2019 at the age of 98. Charles was born in Greenville, Michigan to S. Basil and Cynthia (Rhodes) Dickinson on July 23, 1920. Charles served in the Navy on an LSM landing ship in the South Pacific in WWII. After returning from the war he enrolled in the ministerial program at Spring Arbor College and went on to serve as minister in the Free Methodist Northern Michigan Conference at Central Lake & Pleasant Valley, Traverse City, Mancelona and Kingsley. Upon retirement from the ministry, Charles and Mable worked together to build their dream home on 80 acres along Jackson Creek on Marsh Road, near Kingsley, Michigan. They planted an apple orchard, worked a large garden, put up Maple syrup and preserved much of their own food. Charles also enjoyed his wood-working shop where he built kitchen cabinets, furniture and other items for the home. Charles is survived by three sons, Charles Roger Dickinson (Marcia), Terry Lee Dickinson (Marjorie) and Richard Duane Dickinson (MaryAlice), 5 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Velma Dickinson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel and one great-granddaughter, Katarina Dickinson, three brothers, Jim, Manual, and George Dickinson, and his sisters, Margaret (Dickinson) Wortman and Velma (Dickinson) Nichelson. A memorial service is being held at the Mancelona Free Methodist Church on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 with visitation at 11:00 am and memorial service at 12:00 noon with a luncheon to follow.


  • Pleasant Valley Free Methodist Church


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Charles Edd Dickinson

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Hiedi Bancroft (dickinson)

April 1, 2019

I will always remember my grandpa when he would take old milk cartons and make boats so I could float them down the river and walking around his property he was so proud and also watching grandma and grandpa taking care of thier flower beds I will love him and remember him and grandma forever Rip grandpa love u and grandma so much :(