AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Barry Dickinson, of Mora, MN died on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was 60 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Monday, June 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Mora.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be on Sunday, June 24th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora; plus one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.
Barry Wade Dickinson, of Mora, Minnesota, passed away on June 19, 2018 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was 60 years old.
Barry was born August 10, 1957 at Kanabec Hospital to Harlow and Eileen (Lucht) Dickinson. He was the second of 5 children. He attended Mora Public Schools and graduated in 1975. After High School he completed Vocational School for carpentry at St. Cloud Technical Institute in 1977. Soon after college he met Colette Grace and they were married on August 21, 1982 at Grace Lutheran Church in Mora. From this marriage three beautiful children were born Kyle, Emma, and Abe. Barry and Colette continued to live in Mora and raise their children.
Barry partnered with Kevin Fore and started Homestead Builders. He continued to run Homestead Builders until 2017, working with his oldest son Kyle. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, woodworking, music, telling jokes, and spending time with friends. He was an avid Minnesota sports fan. He enjoyed introducing the outdoors to his family and often took camping trips with them and loved canoeing with Colette. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2014, through this battle he endured many different treatments and was always hopeful for a cure. Barry was a wonderful husband and father and will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his father Harlow Dickinson.
Barry is survived by his mother Eileen Dickinson; wife Colette Dickinson; and children Kyle (Tiffany), Emma (Mike), and Abe; brother Brad (Mary Kay); sisters Barb (Kurt), Brenda, and Kelly (Chuck); along with many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.