Glen T. Dickerson, 92, of Newton died Monday, June 2, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials to the VFW Post 1655 may be left at the funeral home.
Glen, the son of Ray E. and Rosetta (Samuels) Dickerson, was born on May 8, 1922, in Metz. He grew up in Metz and served his country in WWII in the 13th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, Company E. He was with General Pattons’ 3rd Armored, 5th Division. After being discharged from the service he lived in California briefly before moving back to Iowa. Glen was united in marriage with Bevrylee Tool on June 16, 1950, in Unionville, Mo. They made their home in Newton. Glen worked as a carpenter and builder for the Carpenters Union and then later owned and operated Town and Farm Builders. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1655. Glen enjoyed fishing, camping at the Iowa State Fair, mushroom hunting and watching wrestling.
Those left to honor Glen’s memory are his children Glenda (Ted) Wing of Monroe, Deb (Gary) Selby of Newton, Marvin Dickerson of Newton, Danny Dickerson of Newton, Tammy Dickerson of Newton and Randy Dickerson of Newton; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; his brother, Ray (Doris) Dickerson of Newton; and sister, Janise Randall of California. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bevrylee; a daughter, Marcia Denise Vander Putte; and two sisters, Madelyn and Toots.