Funeral services for Dugal Dickerson, 85 year old Buffalo man who passed away Sunday morning at the V.A. Medical Center in Sheridan, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 15th at 10:00 a.m. from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Orwig officiating. Visitation will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with Anchor Lodge # 7 AF and AM of Buffalo in charge of Masonic Graveside Services. The American Legion and the VFW will be in charge of military graveside rites. Donations in Dugal’s memory may be made to the Shrine Crippled Children’s Hospital or St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Dugal Wendell Dickerson was born on May 23, 1925 in Menahga, Minnesota to Ellis and Alice Dickerson. He grew up and went to school in Menahga and graduated from Menahga High School in 1943. After high school he joined the U.S. Navy and served during WWII. After the war he returned to Minnesota where he worked as a logger. He moved to Buffalo where he worked for Shrum Lumber Co. He was married on August 30, 1953 in Buffalo to Bessie Waggoner and they made their home in Buffalo. Dugal continued working in the woods as a logger until 1959 when took a job with the State Highway Department. In 1972 he was elected to the position of Johnson County Treasurer where he served consecutive terms until 1992. Dugal worked part-time for the U.S. Forest Service until he retired in 1996. Dugal and Bessie continued living in Buffalo until the time of his death.
Dugal was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church; he was also a member and past Grand Master of Anchor Lodge #7 AF and AM as well as a member of the Kalif Shrine. Dugal an avid outdoorsmen and loved hunting, fishing, hiking and all sports.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bessie Dickerson of Buffalo; one daughter Darcy Conklin and her husband Vaughn of Sinclair, Wyoming; two sons, Dennis Dickerson of Edgerton, Wyoming and Brett Dickerson and his wife Robin of Plattsburg, Missouri; three brothers, Ernest Dickerson of Orangevale, California, Mike Dickerson of Valley Springs, California and Mike Phillips of Munhall, Oklahoma; five sisters, Pauline Gebhardt of Colfax, Washington, Marlene Thiele of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kathy Meade of Columbia, Missouri, Diane Peters of Lakewood, Colorado and Mary Tjarks also of Lakewood; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother and his step-mother