Peter Dickinson Obituary

Peter Pratt Dickinson
Peter P. Dickinson
Peter Pratt Dickinson

September 12, 1927 - October 11, 2008
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Peter Pratt Dickinson, age 81, died October 11, 2008. Funeral services will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church with visitation prior to the service. A private burial will be held at Woodland Cemetery.

Peter was born September 12, 1927 the son of Francis B. and Priscilla (Pratt) Dickinson. He was a lifetime resident of Des Moines. Peter graduated from Hanawalt, Roosevelt High School and the University of Iowa. He was employed in his early years at Pratt Paper Co. and in the early 1970s opened Iowa Retail Packaging, now located in Clive. Peter was active in the YMCA of Greater Des Moines, Des Moines Rotary, St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in West Des Moines, the Des Moines Golf and Country Club, the Des Moines Pioneer Club and the Des Moines Hinder Club. He spent most of his childhood summers at Lake Okoboji with his grandparents and had recently retired to a home at Manhattan Beach on Lake Okoboji.

Peter is survived by his wife of 54 years, Janice (Runion) Dickinson; four children, Robert Dickinson of Kimberling City, MO, Thomas (Deanne) Dickinson, Priscilla (Feisal) Sayeed and James (Laura) Dickinson all of Des Moines; eight grandchildren; a brother, Russell; sisters-in-law, Mary and Ann Dickinson and Diane MacNaughton and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his younger brother, Warren.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Hospice of Central Iowa or Greater Des Moines YMCA.


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St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
1020-24th Street
West Des Moines, IA US 50266
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Memorial Service
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
1020 - 24th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Wednesday, October 15, 2008


St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
1020 - 24th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265