Ralph Eugene Dickinson, 72
Ralph Eugene Dickinson, the son of Dorothy (Frazer) and Rolland E. Dickinson, was born December 6, 1945 at Sterling, CO. He departed this life on Monday, July 2, 2018 at the Kearney Regional Medical Center in Kearney, NE at the age of 72 years, 6 months and 26 days. Ralph received his education from the Ainsworth schools. He was awarded his professional certificates attending the Law Enforcement Training Center and the Criminal Investigation Unit in 1976. He was employed for four years in law enforcement and then worked as a heavy equipment operator on road construction in many states until his retirement. A veteran of the United States Army, Ralph served his country in Vietnam and for a period of time with the special forces from February 16, 1966 until his discharge from service on February 16, 1968. He was united in marriage with Victoria S. Mans on December 31, 1968 at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Riverton, NE. This union was blessed with two sons, Ryan and James. Preceding him in death were his parents; sisters, Leona Rae Ahlers and Joyce Dickinson and a brother, Timothy Dickinson. Left to treasure his memory are his loving wife, Vicki Dickinson of Elwood, NE; sons, Ryan (Mary) Dickinson of Ogallala, NE and James (Lisa) Dickinson of Firth, NE; five grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; sisters, Judy Scheinost and Gail Stokes; brother, John (Brenda) Dickinson; half-sister, Lisa (Peter) Kelly; half-brother, Matthew (Carlene) Wozniak; other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud with the Rev. Paul Frank officiating. Inurment with military honors will be at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Red Cloud.