by petersenadmin | February 5, 2020 10:46 am
Craig Glen Dickinson, 50, of Newton, Kan. died unexpectedly Sunday (Feb. 2, 2020) at Wesley Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born on Nov. 17, 1969 to Glen and Esther (Heidebrecht) Dickinson in Hutchinson, Kan. Craig was the youngest of eight children and shared his birthdate with his oldest brother Roger and oldest sister Karen. He graduated from Nickerson High School in 1988, Hutchinson Community College in 1990, and Tabor College in 1992. Craig married Noelle Dick on April 23, 1994 in Newton. They began their married life in Hillsboro, moving to Newton in 1998. Craig and Noelle have two sons, Wyatt and Nash. Craig’s life is a story of faith which began when, at age four, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior. Through youth group, FCA, and Kansas Bible Camp, he grew deeper in his faith and became a lifelong student of the Word. After years teaching at the elementary level, he earned his Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Kansas City, Mo.) in 2011. He has been a teacher, coach, counselor, and friend to many throughout the years. Craig is survived by his wife Noelle; son Wyatt and fiancee Emily Kemling, and son Nash; brothers Roger (Connie) Dickinson of Hutchinson and Jerry (Kathryn) Dickinson of Ottawa; sisters Karen (Ken) Pitzer of Russell, Bonnie Swenson of Hutchinson, Judy Dickinson and Jane Dickinson, both of Wichita; sisters-in-law Irene (James) Dickinson of Hutchinson and Hilary Dick of Bel Aire; brother-in-law Aaron (Katie) Dick; mother-in-law Violet Dick of Hesston, as well as many favorite nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother: James Dickinson. A celebration of life service will be held Monday, Feb. 10 at 1:30 p.m. at Koerner Heights Church, 320 N. Meridian Rd., Newton with a time of sharing to follow. A private burial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Kansas Bible Camp or a college education fund for Nash W. Dickinson at Midland Bank of Newton. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
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