Richard Dicks Obituary

Richard E. Dicks
Richard E. Dicks
Richard E. Dicks

March 30, 1934 - November 14, 2013
Born in Albia, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Prominent and beloved East Side community member, Richard E. Dicks, 79, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 in Des Moines. Born March 30, 1934 in Albia, Iowa, to Fred and Hettie (Henderson) Dicks, Richard is survived by his "sweetheart" and wife of 62 years, Alice L. Dicks.

He lived most of his life in Des Moines, building a successful construction company, Grandview Cabinet, Inc. A member of Living Hope Community Church, Richard taught bible study and was a passionate and faithful family man. The ultimate sports fan, Richard volunteered for Grandview Little League for more than 45 years coaching and leading the league. He also enjoyed country music, hunting and fishing.

He's also survived by his children: Dianna (Ed) Wieslander of Mitchellville, Steve (Tina) Dicks of Clive, Dennis M. (Cindy) Dicks of Des Moines, David (Tina) Dicks of Bondurant, Jeremy (Nickelle) Dicks of Des Moines; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sister, Gladys Ocker of Bagley. Richard is preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Merle, Walter, Gerald, Ernest and Tom; sisters: Velma Dicks, Ellen Lindamood and Pauline Powers.

The family will receive friends Monday, Nov. 18 (5-8 p.m.) at Iles Grandview Park Funeral Home, with funeral services at the same location on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Mitchellville Cemetary. Memorial contributions can be made to Grandview Little League.


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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Monday, November 18, 2013
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
11:00 AM
Mitchellville Cemetery
Mitchellville, IA
Tuesday, November 19, 2013