June Eloise Dickinson
May 18, 1934 – June 15, 2020
June Elouise Dickinson, 86, of Perry, passed away on June 15, 2020.
June was born on May 18, 1934 on the family farm in Sunfield Township, Michigan. A natural social butterfly, June was deeply-devoted to her late husband, Richard. Together, they enjoyed the farm life, first in Okemos and then Perry. June worked for Bell Telephone, Spartan Keypunch Academy, and Michigan Foundation Seed, where she had the chance to meet and befriend many farmers from across the state.
June was happiest when she had a full social calendar and was surrounded by people. She served as a longtime volunteer at both the Ingham County Fair and Michigan State Fair. June enjoyed trips to the casino, fishing, playing cards, Tuesday morning coffee with the girls, watching Michigan State Spartan athletics, sipping on cosmos, and wintering in Florida. Most of all, June loved her family and friends dearly and enjoyed life to the fullest. She will be dearly missed by all who were fortunate to know her.
June is preceded in death by her parents, Rex and Myrtle Hampton, husband Richard Dickinson, son-in-law Jim Baker and siblings Pete Hampton, Dutch (Red) Hampton, Elwood (Eva) Hampton, Hank (Phyllis) Hampton, Marie (Jack) Garvey, and Crystal (Rex) Walters.
She is survived by son Richard (Joyce) Groenink, stepdaughter Lori Baker, sister Donna (Tom) Salik, brother Vern Hampton, brothers-in-law Larry (Tammy) Dickinson, Don (Phyllis) Dickinson, and Brian (Kathy) McManus, grandchildren Mark (Stacy) Groenink, Ruth (Jamey) Gifford, Jami (Jill) Baker, and Dustin Baker, six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service and internment will be held June 19, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at Rowley Cemetery, Williamston, MI. Family and friends are welcome and encouraged to bring a lawn chair to adhere to social distancing guidelines. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in June’s honor to the American Lung Association or the Ingham County Fair Foundation, 700 Ash St., Mason, MI 48854.
- Mark Groenink
- Dustin Baker
- Ruth Gifford
- Jami Baker
- Richard Groenink
- Jamey Gifford
Friday, June 19, 2020
June Eloise Dickinson
Debbie (Hampton) Wood
June 16, 2020
I have so many childhood memories of seeing Aunt June at family gatherings. She always had a smile on her face and a sparkle in her eye. She was quick with a joke and loved to play Euchre. She was always kind to me as a child and had loving embraces for me as an adult. I will miss her a great deal. Family gatherings just won't be the same without her.