OBITUARY

LaVerne "Bud" E. Dickson

May 21, 1930March 28, 2013
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LaVerne “Bud” E. Dickson, 82, of Machesney Park, passed away on Thursday, March 28 at North Woods Care Centre of Belvidere after a long illness. Born on May 21, 1930 in Angelica, WI, he was the son of Norman and Geneva (Templeman) Dickson. On September 19, 1952, he married Mary Jane Pohl in Santa Maria, CA. Bud was a United States Air Force veteran and a 40 year employee of Mott Brothers. He was affectionately called “Mr. Fix It”. He enjoyed fishing, camping, driving race cars, gardening, riding motorcycles, and being a Foster Dad to over 300 babies with Children’s Home & Aid. Most of all, Bud loved spending time with his family and his dog, Polly. Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 60 years, Mary Dickson; children, Nancy (Mike) D’Angelo, Linda (Jeff) Engstrom, Barbara (Gary) Rosendahl, Jeffrey Dickson, and Dawn (Robert) Haase; grandchildren, Jennifer, Jeremy, and Jessica D’Angelo, April (Eric) Meyer, Amber (Derrick) Lau, Justin Goble, Kaylee and Sienna Rosendahl, Evan and Jake Dickson; great grandchildren, Lila and Audrey Meyer, Tyler, Willa, Natalee and Noelle Lau; sister, Thelma Dickson, and brother, Adrian (Carol) Dickson. He was predeceased by his parents, a grandson, Alan Dickson; and son-in-law, Bill Goble. Funeral service 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park with Pastor Truman Turner officiating. Visitation, Monday, April 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be submitted at sunsetfhmemgardens.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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April 2, 2013

To Mary and the kids so sorry to hear of your loss.
Prayers and hugs to all
Deb Paris Johnson

David, Trisha & Melyssa Johnson

April 2, 2013

We are so sorry to hear the news about your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

Lohn & Evie Webster

April 2, 2013

To the Dickson Family:

I have numerous fond memories of Bud Dickson. Many years ago, when I was hired at Mott Brothers, Bud was given the task of training me to drive the truck route. Bud was very proud of that big rig and found it challenging to let me get behind the wheel. I'll never forget one Friday, I was driving and Bud was my co-pilot. The weather was nasty and I was white-knuckling it all the way. I made a rather sharp curve a little too fast and it was 'beyond' Bud's comfort level. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed Bud was stomping on his imaginary break pedal. Once safely on the other side, Bud turned to me and laughingly said, "You know Lohn, since I've been training you, I'm feeling much closer to the Lord!" We laughed together about that incident for months to follow.

I will always remember Bud's love for his family, his honestly, strong work ethics and constant patience with me.

Please know you're in our thought & prayers,

Lohn & Evie Webster

April 1, 2013

Sorry to hear this Mary and family. Prayers and hugs sent to you all. Mae Paris

Deanna Paris Butterbaugh

April 1, 2013

so sorry to hear this. Prayers sent out to all of the family. Dawn and Jeff I am so sorry to hear about your father. Love and hugs sent to you all.

Kay Lynn Harris Brasher

April 1, 2013

So sorry to hear this. Sorry I could not be there with you all. Have moved down South and could not get off work. Mary Jane and Family, my thots are with you all. God Bless and I luv you.

Myrna Fischer

April 1, 2013

May God grant you comfort in your loss. My Dad (Lester) and Bud's Dad were brothers and on one occasion as a child, we were visiting and Bud and Adrian were going to show me how a shower worked as I had never seen one...needless to say I got drenched but they had a good laugh! Cousin Thelma usually kept them in line and we had lots of good times. I especially liked when Aunt Geneva read Bible stories to us. The times we met as adults Bud was quiet and nice to be around. My love to all, Cousin Myrna Dickson Fischer

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