Frank S. Dickey Jr.

BRACEVILLE— Frank Stuart Dickey Jr., 85, of Braceville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 at Amita Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
Born Feb. 22, 1934 in McPherson, KS, he was the son of Frank Sr. and Helen Dickey. Frank grew up in Boston, MA and was proud to have been accepted into the Boston Latin High School. He retired from Caterpillar Tractor Manufacturing Company in 1989 after 31 years of employment and was active in the Caterpillar Retiree Group. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Wilmington and the Chevy Corvair Owners Club.
Frank was an active and proud supporter of Alcoholics Anonymous at the Braceville and Wilmington groups. He was known for his love of sports; he was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. He was always hopeful to one day watch the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs in the World Series, but maybe one day his grandchildren will be able to witness it for him.
Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Doris (nee Hoffman) Dickey, of Braceville, who he married April 29, 1983 in Joliet; one son, Frank “Skip” (Karen) Dickey, of Colorado; two daughters, Laurie Wickstrom, of Colorado and Cheri Dickey, of Texas; one step-son, Dean (Kyle) Cunning, of Reddick; two step-daughters, Lori (Willie) Quigley, of Braidwood and Donna Cunning, of Chicago, IL; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, one stepson, Tom Cunning; his four-legged companions: Clifford, Toby, and Dudley and two brothers, Bob and David Dickey.
Visitation for Frank will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 7 p.m. Cremation rites will be accorded following services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name may be directed to the Grace Lutheran Church: 907 Luther Dr., Wilmington, IL 60481.
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R.W. Patterson Funeral Home in Braidwood is in charge of arrangements.