Thomas Charles Dickinson, 78, of BreckenridgePublished 12:00pm Friday, April 5, 2013
Thomas was born Sept. 12, 1934, to Christopher and Marie (Sabin) Dickinson in Newark, N.J. He grew up and attended school in Cranford, N.J.
After he finished high school, on Sept. 15, 1953, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. During his two years of service he was stationed in Germany.
Upon his return, Thomas enrolled in Central Bible College in Springfield, Mo. After Bible College, he began a life-long career as an electrician, living in New Jersey and eventually in Minnesota.
Thomas had a passion for flying and sailing, both of which he enjoyed doing with his family. He loved sailing on the lakes of Minnesota and taking willing passengers up in the plane.
Thomas is survived by his children Thomas (Vicki) Dickinson, Jr. of Oxford, Ms., and their children Chelsea and Cooper, Linda (Greg) Goerdt of Kent, and their children Eric and Andrew, Timothy (Dawn) Dickinson of San Diego, Calif., and their daughter Sophia, Stephen (Lisa) Dickinson of Oxnard, Calif., and their children Trina, Sara, and Stephi, Daniel Dickinson of Motley, and his daughter Scarlett, and John (Jessica) Dickinson and their children, Ian, Keira, and Aila; his brothers Christopher (Sandee) Dickinson of Lebanon, Mo., and Walter (Dona) Dickinson of Woodbridge, N.J.
The family wishes that donations be made to the Mill Street Residence, 802 South Mill Street, Fergus Falls, MN 56537, where Thomas made many good friends.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Christopher and Marie; and his sister, Virginia Biondi.
Visitation: One hour prior to the service
Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge
Clergy: Rev. Mark Manning
Burial: Is planned at a later date
Funeral Home: Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge