Duane R. Dickinson
Oct. 28, 1936 – Aug. 16, 2020
OVERBROOK — Duane R. Dickinson, Overbrook, formerly of Pomona, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2020, with family by his side. He was 83.
Duane was born Oct. 28, 1936, in Wichita, the son of Martin S. and Norma B. (Reida) Dickinson. He lived on the family farm in rural Pomona from 1961 to 2012, when he moved to Overbrook. He graduated from Williamsburg High School with the class of 1954.
Duane married Delores P. McClelland Nov. 3, 1955, in Williamsburg. She survives of the home.
He was a lifelong farmer, also working at Farmland Industries, in Lawrence, in the industrial maintenance department for 29 years, retiring in March 1999.
Duane was a charter member of Power of the Past Antique Tractor Club and had many antique tractors and other antique farm machinery. He had a 1908 wooden threshing machine that he restored and is used at the Power of the Past show every year. His grandson, Ryan, and nephew, Rex, share his passion for antique machinery. Duane built the two trams used during the show to transport people around the area.
Duane liked feeding the birds and watching many wild species. He loved dogs and adopted many from the shelter. He was a good man who would help anyone. Above all, Duane loved his family and grandchildren and the time they spent together.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Douglas Dickinson; and sister, Anita Kennedy.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Susan Dickinson (Curt Miller), Overbrook, and Yolanda Dickinson (Greg Coker), Overbrook; a daughter-in-law, Wendy Dickinson (Rick Feuerborn), Ottawa; a sister, Mitzie (Richard) Neal, Williamsburg; two grandchildren, Ryan (Holly) Dickinson, Garnett, and Amy Dickinson, Ottawa; and a great-grandson, Tyden Dickinson, Garnett.
Duane donated his body to KU Medical Center for research. Family will meet with friends from 6 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Dengel and Son Mortuary, Ottawa.
Memorial contributions may be made to Prairie Paws Animal Shelter or B&C Equine Rescue and sent in care of Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067.
Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Duane’s Tribute Wall at www.dengelmortuary.com.