Dickson, Elgin Marlynn (1922-2008)

Elgin M. Dickson, 86, Oslo, MN passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at his daughter’s home in Oslo after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

Elgin Marlynn Dickson was born on February 14, 1922 in Hannah, ND, the son of J. Earl Dickson and Frances (Prior) Dickson. He graduated from Hannah High School and served with the U.S. Navy Air Corp (1942-1945). Elgin received his “wings of gold” after his graduation in November 1944 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He served in the Navy during World War II in the South Pacific as an Ensign and twice narrowly escaped death and lost all his personal effects in his airplane which sank in the Pacific near Okinawa. After the war, Elgin married Florence Grabanski on October 10, 1950 in Warsaw, ND. Elgin and Florence owned and operated Elgin’s Bar in Oslo, MN until he retired in 1980. After Florence died in 2000, he lived in Mission, TX until this September when he moved back to Oslo to live with Ann’s family.

He is survived by daughters, Ann (David) Michalski, Oslo, MN, Susan (Ron) Heinz, Oslo, MN, Mary (Mike) Loomis, South Saint Paul, MN, Son, James (Nancy) Wichita Falls, TX, Sisters, Kathryn Hill, Sacramento, CA, Phyllis Schaller, Denver, CO, Step-mother, Norma Dickson, Brainerd, MN, Step-sisters, Rosie Fout, Lakewood, CO, Laurie Erickson, Minneapolis, MN, Step-brothers, Berry, Denver, CO, Roland, Big Lake, MN, 12 grand children and 5 great-grand children, friend Geneva Dollens, Misson, TX.

He was proceeded in death by his wife, Florence, daughter Phyllis Dickson, his parents, and brothers Elwood and Kermit.

INTERMENT: St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Oslo, MN. [Found in Riverside cemetery (Oak Park Twp.) registry]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky