John Roland Dickinson 1931 - 2008 Oskaloosa

Funeral services for John Roland Dickinson, 76, Oskaloosa, formerly of Leavenworth, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10 at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganxoie.
Mr. Dickinson died Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at Hickory Point Nursing Center, Oskaloosa.
He was born Dec. 27, 1931, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of George and Alma (Loggans) Dickinson. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was an elementary school principal at Leavenworth Public Schools (1960-78) and Ft. Leavenworth Schools (1978-92). He received his bachelor's degree in education from Kansas University in 1959 and master's degree in education in 1962. On Aug. 16, 1953, he married Rita Ann Slawson in Tonganoxie.
He is survived by his wife, Rita, of the home; three sons, John, Jeff and Jay, all of Leavenworth; two daughters, Joyce Simmons, Seymour, Mo., and Julie Tribble, Fort Worth, Texas; two brothers, James, El Dorado Springs, Mo., and Rollie, Bolivar, Mo.; three sisters, Ella Mae Loomis, Irving, Texas, Ruth (Sis) Butler, Stockton, Mo., and Lucille Cramer, Stockton, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Quisenberry Chapel.
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