Van Alan Dickieser

March 14, 1932April 5, 2013

Family and friends will deeply miss Van, 81, who passed away on Friday April 5th after a long illness. Van was born March 14, 1932 to Tommie and Neva Dickieser. He graduated from Tenino High School in 1949 and then honorably served in the United States Air Force. He was married to his loving wife, Shirley, for 45 years until she passed in 1999.

Van retired after 30+ years from U S West Communications in 1996. He spent his retirement visiting family and friends but mostly enjoyed attending polo practices, games and other functions at the Tacoma Polo Club in Yelm, WA. He also enjoyed going with friends to various gun shows and had been a member of the Kenmore Gun Range. He was a lifetime member of the VFW.

Van is survived by his daughters, Tari McLean and Shari Tannahill; grandsons, Matthew and Shaun Tannahill. A graveside service will be held at Acacia Memorial Park Cemetery on April 11, 2013 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers please make memorials to the American Diabetes Association.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, April 11, 2013

Van Alan Dickieser

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Rene' Skaggs

April 15, 2013

Van will be sorely missed at the polo club. It won't be the same without him there as our #1 spectator cheering us on and then at the potlucks after practices sharing stories about he and Gordie Wood in their youth. He was a kind man and I was glad to have known him. My sincerest sympathy to his family at this time.

Judy Throneberrry

April 11, 2013

Dear Tari and Shari, I love you and pray for peace and grace over you and your family. Your Dad will be missed here in Texas. He has always held a special place in my heart. His kindness and encouragement over the years helped me through some times. A great Dad of two great daughters. No greater legacy than that. Wrapping you in warm hugs.

April 9, 2013

Dear Tari and Shari,,I wish I could attend the service for your Dad..but being so far away makes it difficult.. Each of his friends have their personal memories and it was a privilege to share part of his life. He was a good person and I know, a loving father to you girls and grandsons. He was a good friend.. My thoughts are with you...
Sharon Grimmonpre (Huntley, IL)

Perry Jungmayer

April 8, 2013

Our thoughts are with you, words don't seem enough right now, but we hope you can feel the heartfelt caring and deep sympathy that are meant just for you. We both remember Van fondly from the years we went to school with him in Tenino, and through the years at our reunions.
Perry and June Jungmayer

Alice McKnight

April 8, 2013

Hello, I do remember Van with the happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days of the polo field. Sitting with him and cracking wise about his friend, Allen Amoroso, always the target of Van's sly humor and sneaky little smile as he slid the arrow home. Then the huge smile as Allen sat there trying to think up a come back. Alice McKnight