Mary Jane Dickinson, 89, of Brandon, SD, formerly of Mitchell, SD died Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Bethany Home in Brandon, SD.
Funeral mass will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell with a visitation one hour prior. Burial will be at the American Legion Cemetery in Mitchell.
Mary Jane Dickinson was born January 27, 1928 to Matthew & Minnie (Schlimgen) Jung in Dimock, SD. She attended SS Peter & Paul Elementary Catholic Grade School in Dimock, SD and Notre Dame High School in Mitchell, SD where she graduated 1945. She attended Notre Dame Junior College, Mitchell, SD where she graduated in 1946 with a secretarial degree.
Janey was employed from 1960-1962 at Asmussen Insurance & Real Estate, from 1966-1970 at Whittier Elementary School, from 1970-1971 at Ross Laboratories, from 1975-1977 at Mitchell Motor Co., from 1978-1982 at Maxwell Hotel Supply, and 1981-1990 at Winship Accounting where she retired in 1990. Janey volunteered at James Valley Community Center in Mitchell, and from 2003 to 2007 acted as Surgical Hostess at Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell, SD
Janey was a founding member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell, was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America’s, and was a member of James Valley Community Center in Mitchell, SD.
The couple married on January 12, 1949 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. After their marriage they lived for a short time in Mitchell, SD and then moved to Burlington, Iowa where they began their family. Their daughter Lynn was born on November 1, 1950 followed by daughter Joyce born on April 5, 1953. They moved back to Mitchell 2 months after their 2nd daughter was born where Robert (Bob) was employed by Tessier’s Heating and Ventilation, Inc. They purchased a home on the south end of Mitchell at 219 Mitchell Blvd, where they were blessed with 3 more children, daughter Wendy born March 19, 1955, daughter Kim born September 19, 1956 and son, Joel Robert born on June 6, 1962. They lived in several homes in Mitchell during the time of raising their family, and upon their retirement they moved to a 2 bedroom apartment south of Holy Spirit Church. In 2009 they moved to Sioux Falls, SD to Good Samaritan Assisted Living, and then to Bethany Lutheran Nursing Home in Brandon, SD in 2013.
The couple is survived by four daughters and a son: Lynn (Bruce Huebner) Ethan, SD; Joyce (Chuck) Edwards, Sioux Falls, SD; Wendy (Sidney) Pederson, Sioux Falls, SD; Kim Dickinson, Brandon, SD, and Joel Dickinson, Omaha, NE. They are also survived by 12 grandchildren, and 16 greatgrandchildren.
Janey was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Cletus, Quintin, Gerald, and Roman, and three sisters, Loretta, Marlys and Kathleen.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane, parents, and four brothers and sisters.