Ronald R. Dickinson - 62

6/24/1955 - 4/22/2018

Rockford, IL

Rockford – Ronald R. Dickinson, age 62, loving father and grandfather died on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Rockford after an acute battle with cancer. He was born on June 24, 1955 in Sterling, Illinois. Ron graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Columbia College. He worked as an accountant and also owned and operated a Radio Shack in Oregon for many years. Ron was an avid sports fan and cheered for the Boston Celtics, Chicago White Sox, and the Green Bay Packers. His love of sports called on him to be more than a spectator and he ultimately developed a passion for umpiring slow pitch softball leagues across the area.  He also loved playing the sports simulation board game Strat-O-Matic, cooking, being a history buff, and listening to music (especially classic rock).  Above all though, he loved his family.  He is survived by his sons, Derrik Dickinson of Milwaukee, WI, Justin (Martyna) Dickinson of Libertyville, and Jake (Ashley Gasparini) Dickinson of Loves Park; siblings, Mike (Karen) Dickinson of Adeline, Vicky Burch of Grimes, IA, and Cindy (Neal) Smith of Harlan, IA; beloved granddaughter, Aleksandra Dickinson; many nieces and nephews; and he leaves behind many incredible friends who have enriched his life. He is preceded in death by his parents Darlene and Ray Dickinson and Bill (Louise) Burch. The visitation will be Thursday evening from 6-8 pm at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant Street Byron, IL 61010.  Funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm, Friday, April 27, 2018 at Adeline Zion Evangelical Church, 9106 Cedar St. in Adeline, Leaf River, 61047 with Pastor Larry Jameson officiating.  Burial will be at the Adeline Cemetery.  A memorial fund is established in his name. Memorials can not be done electronically at this time. Please forward memorials to the family directly or send a card to the funeral home for staff to forward to the family. Memorials May also be brought to the services. 

Visitation:

Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6-8 pm at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant Street Byron, IL 61010.

Service:

Funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm, Friday, April 27, 2018 at Adeline Zion Evangelical Church, 9106 Cedar St. in Adeline, Leaf River, 61047

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