FLORENCE LYDIA DICKINSON

f-dickinson-webphoto.jpgFlorence Dickinson, of Cambridge, passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2009 in Cambridge, Mn. She was 93 years old.

A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 20, 2009 at the Quamba Baptist Church. VISITATION will be from 5-7pm on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home, and 1 hour prior to the service at church. INTERMENT will be in the Oakwood Cemetery of Mora.

Florence Dickinson, of Coon Rapids, passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at the Northridge Healthcare center in Cambridge. She was 93 years old.

Florence Lydia was born on July 27, 1915 in Waterloo, Iowa to parents Frank and Mae (Hosier) Stearns. She grew up in a farming community in Iowa, the second child in a family of thirteen. On November 19, 1936 Florence was married to Herbert Dickinson. Together they lived near Plover, Iowa where Herb worked for a farmer for several years after they were married. Herb decided to go into farming for himself so Herb, Florence and the five children moved to Mora in 1945, where they settled and farmed until 1959.

They moved to Coon Rapids in 1960 where Florence continued to reside until the last month. Florence was a mother and homemaker for years, but also worked at several different jobs including the Land o Lakes ice cream plant in Mora. While living in Coon Rapids she worked for Munsingwear sewing and as a dishwasher for the Skyroom at Daytons. She also worked at a plastic factory, did house cleaning, and retired from the Twin Cites Arsenal where she worked loading shells.

Florence was a hard worker. She always raised a big garden and canned all she could. She baked bread every week and would always make a pan of caramel rolls. A special treat in the winter months was often homemade Ice Cream. She loved to sew and make little dresses with lace and ruffles for her granddaughters. Florence got into quilting for awhile and made quilts for everyone in the family.

Florence loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and will be deeply missed by all.

Florence is preceded in death by her parents, husband Herbert Dickinson, sisters Eunice Maulsby, Dorcas Schossow Frazier, brothers Clarence, Paul, Allen, and Frank Jr.

She is survived by sons Darryl (Edina Gulbranson) of Lindstrom, Dean (Antonia) of Mora, Dale (Bernice) of Braham; daughters: Alyce (Melvin) Kadlec of Mora; Janet (Roger) Downing of Braham; Nancy Dickinson of Coon Rapids; and Linda (Sam) Redden of East Bethel; sisters: Betty Sease of Clearia, IA; June Hotovec of Alburque, NM; Connie Kraft of Goldfield, IA; Rachel (Harrold) Freeman of DeMoine, IA; Joy (Bud) Sorensen of Eagle Grove; and Jackie (Earl) Hudson of Goldfield, IA; 26 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 20, 2009 at the Quamba Baptist Church with Pastor Ivan Fiske and Rev. Fred Balbuena presiding. Visitation will be from 5-7pm Thursday, February 19th at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham and 1 hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery of Mora. Arrangements are with the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com

One guestbook entry for FLORENCE LYDIA DICKINSON

  1. Dorothy Peabody February 17, 2009 at 1:34 pm #

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this difficult time.

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