David Dickie, 84, Kasson
David “Dave” Dickie died peacefully at the age of 84 Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 at Prairie Meadows (Rose Court) in Kasson under hospice care provided by St. Croix Hospice. Dave had fought Parkinson’s disease for the past eight years.
Services will be held Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 at the Dodge Center Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 410 3rd Ave SW, Dodge Center, with the visitation at 2 p.m. and the service at 3 p.m.
Dave was born March 29, 1935 to Merlyn and Hazel (St. Louis) Dickie in St. Peter. His parents were a farm family and during his elementary school days he lived in Kasota, Eagle Lake, and West Concord. Dave graduated from high school at Maple Wood Academy in Hutchinson in the year of 1953.
Dave married Shirley Faulhaber on Oct. 16 in the year of 1960 at the Rochester Seventh-Day Adventist Church. They would have been married for 59 years on Oct. 16, 2019. Dave and Shirley lived in many different places throughout their marriage including: Washington state, Rochester, Lakeland, Fla. and then moving back to Minnesota in 1979. Dave had resided in rural Mantorville, for the past 40 years until health issues related to his Parkinson’s disease necessitated the move to Prairie Meadows in Kasson.
Dave was primarily self-employed during his lifetime and worked in the following areas: painting and interior decorating, home building in the Rochester area and eventually finding his career path as founder and owner of Dickie Equipment Company in which he refurbished and sold used concrete trucks. He founded Dickie Equipment Company in Auburndale, Fla. and would eventually move his business from Florida to Dodge Center. While he owned Dickie Equipment Company, he also owned apartment buildings in the Dodge Center and Claremont areas. In the later business years of Dickie Equipment, Dave changed his product focus from refurbishing and selling concrete trucks to building tanning hide drums for the meat packing industry.
Dave had many interests. He enjoyed animals and raised sheep, paint horses, miniature donkeys and exotic animals. Dave had a special love of southern gospel and Christian music and he enjoyed playing his CDs. He could play the piano, organ, trombone, marimba and he sang in the church choir at the Owatonna Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
He enjoyed his lovely home in the country that overlooked the Zumbro River. There he could find quiet and solitude. He read his Bible faithfully as he was a man that was strong in his faith. He was a Seventh-Day Adventist and was a member of the Owatonna Seventh-Day Adventist Church. He also enjoyed reading religious publications and enjoyed watching 3 ANB on TV. When he was unable to attend church, due to his physical decline related to Parkinson’s disease, Pastor Jim Martin from the Dodge Center Seventh-Day Adventist Church came to see him at Prairie Meadows. He was appreciative of visits from family, friends, former employees and his church family while at Prairie Meadows.
Dave is survived by his wife Shirley of Kasson; daughters, Shari (Rick) Welsh of Dodge Center, and Susan (Dan) Welsh of Claremont; grandchildren, Richard (Izzy) Welsh II of St. Paul, Danielle (Jacob) Snyder of Claremont, Michelle Welsh of Dodge Center, and Rachel (Michael) Theis of Hayfield; great-grandchildren, Griffin Snyder, Sophia Snyder, and Beckett Snyder. He is survived by his oldest brother Ronald (Peggy) Dickie of Rochester, younger brother Stephen (Donna) Dickie of Dodge Center, brother-in-law Nathan Walters of Viroqua, Wis., and brother-in-law Robert (Pat) Faulhaber of rural Hayfield, along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and younger sister Carol Walters.
The family expresses appreciation for the care and support provided to Dave and his family and thanks both staff at Prairie Meadows and St. Croix Hospice.
Memorials can be directed toward Parkinson’s research or of the donor’s choice.
To share a special memory or condolence please, visit www.czaplewskifuneralhomes.com Czaplewski Family Funeral Homes, 25 South Street SW Dodge Center, MN 55927, 507-374-2155.
Blessed be his memory.