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home : obituaries : obituaries   April 30, 2016

3/27/2014 10:59:00 AM
Thomas Dickey

Thomas E. Dickey, 73, of Mendota died March 22, 2014, in Green Acres Health Center, Amboy.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Schwarz Funeral Home, Mendota with the Rev. Mike Morrell officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Inurnment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Mendota. Full military rites will be conducted by Mendota VFW Post 4079.
Visitation is 10 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
He was born Oct. 22, 1940, in Galesburg to Earl and Veronica (Drager) Dickey. He attended Mendota High School, graduating in 1959. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves.
He was the owner and operator of T.E. Dickey and Co. Excavating for more than 45 years. He was a member of Mendota Elks Lodge 1212, Local 150 Heavy Machine Operators Union, Experimental Aircraft Association and Illinois Valley Horseman Association.
He is survived by two daughters, Erin (Jeff) Strouss of Mendota and Melinda (Scott) Lasky of Oswego; four grandchildren; his mother, Veronica Dickey of Mendota; two brothers, William “Bill” Dickey of Oswego and Mike Dickey of Mendota; and special nephew, Steffan (Tiffany Myers) Knapp of Boulder, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1997.
Memorials may be directed to Rock River Hospice.

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