Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo
Friday, February 14, 2014
AT THE CHURCH
Friday, February 14th, 2014
Harold Floyd Dickson, age 98, of Buffalo passed away on February 9, 2014 at Wellstead of Rogers.
He was born on May 24, 1915 in Rockford Township the son of John and Julia (Peterson) Dickson.
He was a 1933 graduate of Buffalo High School. After graduation, he farmed with his father until 1939. He then became the office manager at the Buffalo Coop Creamery in 1939 for one year. He then became associated with the Oakley National Bank in 1940. He spent the next 37 years at Oakley National Bank. The last 11 years he served as Bank President and Chairman of the Board of Directors.
He loved the relationships that he made with his customers during his banking years.
Harold was a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church. He was the former Sunday School Superintendent and was a 30 year choir member. He served as the cemetery superintendent, church council member and served on the Church Foundation.
Harold was a former Buffalo City Councilman and served on the city Planning Commission. He was a 27 year member of the Buffalo Fire Department. He was an active member for many years in the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce and sang with the Bisonaires.
Harold was a Charter member of the Buffalo Rotary Club. The Rotary Club honored him with a “Paul Harris Fellowship” award in recognition of his many years of community service.
Harold and his wife Leona wintered in Palm Springs, CA and they enjoyed to walk together every day. While in Palm Springs, he handled the finances for the Anaheim Angels while they were in Spring Training. During the summer months, he and Leona lived on the lake and he truly enjoyed fishing.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Leona, daughter JoAnn Lindgren, grandson Eric Lilja, brothers Melvin and Bernhard “Ben” and sisters Alma Olson and Clara Fadden.
He is survived by his grandchildren Scott Lilja of Knoxville, MD and Amy (John) Griffith of Maple Grove, MN, great-grandchildren Patrick Griffith, Jack Griffith, Kirsti Lilja, Katie Lilja and Justin Krook.
Funeral services for Harold Dickson will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Zion Lutheran Church. Pastor Luke Schmidt will officiate.
Visitation will be held from 9-11 AM on Friday at the church.
Interment at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, assisted the family with arrangements.