Roger L. Dickes
Date of Birth
December 12, 1946
Norfolk, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
May 17, 2017
Creighton, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Monday, May 22, 2017 ~ 11:00 a.m.
Greenwood Christian Church ~ Greenwood, Nebraska
Military Honors by American Legion Post #129

Visitation Directions

Sunday, May 21, 2017 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska


In care of the family for future designation

Roger L Dickes, 70 of Ashland passed away May 17, 2017 at Creighton Hospital in Creighton, NE.  He was born December 12, 1946 in Norfolk, NE to Clifford and Velma (Ryan) Dickes.
Roger graduated from Hartington High School in 1965 and received an Associate Business Degree from Metropolitan Community College.  He was united in marriage to Christine Petruconis on July 23, 1971 at Fort Carson, CO.

Roger was a member and Elder of Greenwood Christian Church and a member of American Legion Post #129.  He was a Vietnam Army Veteran who was honorably discharged on June 17, 1974.  He retired from the Army Reserve Center in Fremont, NE as a Union Administrator.

Roger enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, gardening, playing cards, watching NASCAR and the Huskers.  He was a very handy person and loved being outside. Most of all he loved his time with Christine as camp host at many camping areas.

Roger is survived by his wife, Christine Dickes; children, Timothy (Kris) of Ithaca, NE, Jeremey (Amy) Greenwood, NE; grandchildren, Kody, Austin, Caleb and Tye Dickes; sister-in-law/daughter, Colleen (Dave) Sinnott of Bellevue, NE; brothers, Jerry (Carol) Dickes of South Sioux City, NE, Donnie (Trisha) Dickes of New Castle, NE, Jim Dickes of Randolph, NE; many nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Velma Dickes; granddaughter, McKenna Smith; brother, Ronald Dickes.

Condolences for Roger L. Dickes
  1. Jim and Linda Swenson
    • May 19, 2017 - 3 years ago

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I have many fond memories of Roger serving as a very dedicated host in our State campgrounds and playing a very important role in our Ponca and Niobrara events. He was always friendly and willing to help. Our Nebraska Game and Parks Commission team will miss him.

  2. Diane Rico
    • May 19, 2017 - 3 years ago

    so sorry Chris my prayers are with you and the family

  3. Jody (Dobbs) Krumwiede
    • May 19, 2017 - 3 years ago

    Thinking of your family in this time of loss.

  4. Wendy Clatt
    • May 19, 2017 - 3 years ago

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Dennis Pedersen
    • May 19, 2017 - 3 years ago

    Lots of fond childhood memories. Four of us started in kindergarten and graduated together. Roger, Bobby Dressen(died in a car accident after surviving Vietnam), Joyce Pinkelman (don’t know where she is), and me(Dennis Pedersen). Oh, what fun we had. Kids today should experience the joys and some sorrows that we had. We all turned out to be pretty good people. Roger, may you Rest In Peace. Your memories and contributions to society will live on through what you have passed on through your family. I don’t think our paths crossed after high school but the memories are still there from Miss Marylou Hansen’s kindergarten class.

  6. Gary and Leslie Krings
    • May 20, 2017 - 3 years ago

    Peace and Prayers to the Dickes Family.
    Gary and Leslie Krings,Greenwood

  7. Christy Day and Family
    • May 20, 2017 - 3 years ago

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers are with the family!

  8. Joyce Potter
    • May 20, 2017 - 3 years ago

    So sorry for your loss, I was in the Cass of 1965, Hartington.
    It is times like this it is such a shame people don’t keep in touch.
    I always considered us friends. May he rest in peace.

  9. Anonymous
    • May 23, 2017 - 3 years ago

    Very saddened to hear about your dad, Tim. My condolences to you, Kris and your family. Don Fick

  10. Mike & Sharon Laughlin
    • May 24, 2017 - 3 years ago

    Roger you will be missed. Rest in Peace.

  11. Dave Ibsen
    • January 13, 2018 - 2 years ago

    This is Dave Ibsen and I just found out about Roger passing in the American Legion paper, I am so sorry to hear it. As you recall Roger and I were good friends. .Again I am so sorry for your loss.

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