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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.

15 thoughts on “BARRY DICKINSON”

  1. So sorry to hear of this Collette. I will pray for your whole family. I am sure this will be very hard but on your kids.

  2. Dear Colette and family, We are so very sorry to hear the sad news about Barry. We know he had been suffering for quite a long time. Our hearts and prayers go out to you all at this sorrowful time and we will keep you in our prayers. Barry was a great man – and he certainly earned his angel wings! May his suffering be over and he be at peace with the other angels. Love, Marie and Chuck Jorgensen xx oo

  3. What a beautiful tribute! Sending love and prayers to you as you grieve the loss of your loving husband and Dad.

  4. We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of and praying for all of Barry’s family at this difficult time.
    Take care.

  5. Barry, a precious, intelligent, gentle man who was always friendly and more than fun to be with, will be missed. We were roommates in St. Cloud, and–like his father–he was a joy to be around. Prayers to family and friends during this difficult time.

  6. So sorry to see this news. Thinking back to our high school days. Barry was always one of the good ones. We’ll all miss you Barry.

  7. So very sorry for your tremendous loss. My thoughts and prayers go up for your entire family.

  8. Eileen, It broke my heart to hear of Barry’s passing. I remember him from the days my boys were in school with him. I feel your pain as I lost my Steve to cancer on July 6th last year. It is absolutely the worst thing that can happen to a mother. I never realized that until it happened to me. Now I grieve with every mother I know that is a member of this club we never wanted to be part of. My child loss support group saved my life. I hope you can find something like that. Praying God will give you strength at this time. Mikie and Merlin Smith

  9. Barry’s ready smile and good nature were just him, as was the loving fun way he adored Colette and your Family.

    Sad for your loss; prayers for ease and comfort to you and yours.
    Sandy Douglas

  10. Eileen, I am so sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. I was your babysitter when you lived next door to my grandparents. I have very fond memories of your family and Barry always being the little helper.

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