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 Charles Lyle “Pete” Dickerson

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Charles Lyle “Pete” Dickerson

  • Birth 8 Apr 1927 Haven, Reno County, Kansas, USA
  • Death 19 Nov 2003 Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Jerome, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 46790105

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 US Army during WWII.

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 active Democrat and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Centerville.

He is survived by his wife Ruth Ann of Centerville, three children Robin Salsberry of Windsor Heights, Iowa, Kelly Greelee 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 Stelfer 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 at the funeral home.


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  • Created by: Donald Bitner
  • Added: 17 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46790105
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Lyle “Pete” Dickerson (8 Apr 1927–19 Nov 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46790105, citing Jerome Cemetery, Jerome, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Donald Bitner (contributor 47187466) .