George Dickson, 78

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 28, 2009

George Dickson, 78, of Alden, passed away on April 11, 2009.
He was the first born in this country of Scottish parents Hugh and Janet (Anderson) Dickson, in Philadelphia, Pa. He served in the Marines during the Korean War. He graduated high school and Mastbaum technical college in Philadelphia in refrigeration. He worked for Philco as a refrigeration engineer, was transferred to Florida, Indiana and then to the Alden area where he worked for Queen Products in Albert Lea as chief engineer. He raised Arabian horses for many years under Hawk Arabian and was co-founder of the MI Arabian Horse club in Albert Lea. He retired to the Chicago area where he worked for Reynolds Alco, retired and returned home to the Alden area. He and his family opened Chrome Classics and Tail Fins Malt Shop in Alden where he spent the last 10 years. He greatly enjoyed Nascar racing, spent many summers watching the sprint car races and was a great supporter and fan of his grandson Travis’ modified racing.
He is survived by his wife, Elisabeth (Betty); daughters: Jean and husband Lynn Greenfield of Alden, Susan and her husband Jerry Wilson of Arizona; sons: George Jr and his wife Kim of Appleton, Wis., and Bill and his wife Connie of Ramsey; grandchildren: Travis Greenfield, Kasson, Cameron, Michaela, Mackenzie and Colton Dickson of Appleton, Wis., Jacquelyn and Blake Dickson of Ramsey, Shawn and his wife Madeleine Dickson of Colo, and Colin Dickson of Ames, lowa; greatgrandchildren: Maxim and Liam Dickson of Colo.; nieces: Debby and her husband Lowell Gabriel of Alden, and Carol and her husband Joe Manz of NJ and nephew Joe Hayes of NJ.
He was proceeded in death by his parents; three sisters; and one brother.
A family memorial service was held April 26, 2009.

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