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Bernice Dickson

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Bernice J. Dickson, 92, of Carroll, Iowa, and formerly of Manilla, Iowa, passed away on Sunday Nov. 20, 2022, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at St. Lawrence Church-St. John Paul II Catholic Parish in Carroll. The celebrant will be Father Patrick Behm. Music will be by Kathy Halbur. Gift bearers will be Nicki Thomas and Kaela Schnoes. Honorary casket bearers will be Nicki Thomas, Kaela Schnoes, Sara Weyers, Tammy Humlicek and Katie Mengwasser. Casket bearers will be William Dickson, Joseph Dickson, Brian Dickson, David Humlicek, Aaron Dickson and Justin Dickson. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Manilla.

Visitation will be from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Saturday at St. Lawrence Church.

Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Bernice’s family at

Those in attendance are invited to lunch and a time of fellowship in the St. Lawrence Collison Hall following the funeral mass.

Bernice was born on Nov. 3, 1930, in rural Cherokee, Iowa, to Louis and Elizabeth (Glassmaker) Bauer. She grew up on a farm attending elementary school at Catholic Parochial at Maryhill, transferring to Cleghorn High School, graduating in 1948.

On Oct. 17, 1951, Bernice married William “Bill” Dickson at Maryhill Visitation Church west of Cherokee. Five children were born to this union. Bernice and Bill made their home in Manilla for 50 years and resided in Carroll for 12 years.

Throughout the years, Bernice was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Manilla and was active with the Altar Rosary Society. Bernice enjoyed attending to her flower beds, particularly petunias. She also enjoyed embroidery, crafts, and dancing with Bill, the love of her life. Bernice adored her family and grandchildren. She showed her affection in cooking delicious meals for all holidays and family gatherings. She doted on each grandchild according to their own unique tastes and interests. Upon moving to Carroll the couple were active with St. Lawrence Parish for 12 years.

Bernice is survived by her children Mike Dickson and his wife, Beth, of Manilla, Gary Dickson and his wife, Debbie, of Omaha, Nebraska, Vicki Humlicek and her husband, Butch, of Carroll, and Donna Dickson of Windsor Heights; grandchildren Nichole Thomas, Michaela Schnoes, Aaron Dickson, Justin Dickson, David Humlicek, Tammy Humlicek, Katie Mengwasser, Bill Dickson, Sara Weyers, Joseph Dickson and Brian Dickson; 19 great-grandchildren; sister Alice (Donald) Speers of Storm Lake, Iowa; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Bill Dickson; son Jeffrey Dickson; grandson John Humlicek; sisters Geraldine (Al) Wilberding and Dorothy (Jim) O’Meara; and brother Vernon Bauer.

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