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Joseph T. Dickens II

Joseph T.
Dickens II

October 22, 1948
April 2, 2018

Visitation 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 7, 2018 - Irvin Macz Funeral Home, Centralia
Funeral 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 7, 2018 - Irvin Macz Funeral Home, Centralia

Joseph T. “Joe” Dickens II, 69, of Sandoval passed away April 2, 2018, at his home, after a valiant fight with cancer. He was born October 22, 1948, the son of Joe and Thelma (Kelly) Dickens in St. Louis, MO. He married Vickey Rogers and she preceded him in death. He married Patty Boesdorfer in Salem. She survives in Sandoval.

In addition to his devoted wife Patty; he is survived by his loving children Deeana Peters, husband Ron of Allendale, Serina Duncan, husband Tony of Peoria, Eric Boesdorfer, wife Amy of Armington, Pete Boesdorfer, wife Jamie of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; cherished grandchildren Heather, Nichole, Michael, Eva, Ariana, Eryka, Erin, E.J., Alysea, Jena, and Joel; four treasured great-grandchildren; one brother George Dickens, wife Denise of Lebanon, MO; three sisters Thelma (Sis) White, husband Stan of Centralia, Mary Kapp, husband Jim of Highland, and Judi Towler, husband Doug of Sandoval; aunt Bonnie Richeson of Odin; many nieces and nephews including Tim and Liz Dickens of Republic, MO; and a best friend of over 50 years Chuck Sheets.

In addition to his late wife, Vickey Dickens, he was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents Wes and Marg Dickens, William and Ruth Kelly, and Aunt Peg and Uncle Dan Zmashenski.

Joe was a proud United States Army Veteran, having served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He retired from Union Pacific Railroad. In his free time, he was an avid Harley Rider and active “HOG” member. He loved riding with his adored wife, having traveled to 47 continental states on his Harley. One of his greatest accomplishments was successfully achieving 30 years sobriety with AA. Joseph treasured the time spend with his extended family and especially his grandchildren. He will be remembered as a loving husband, dad, and papa.

Celebration of life services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia with Chuck Sheets officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the Centralia VFW Post 2055 and the Centralia American Legion Post 446. Friends and relatives are invited to visiting hours from 9:00 a.m. – till the time of the services at the funeral home. The family asks that in memory of Joe memorial contributions be made to the Sandoval Fire Department or SSM Hospice. On-line condolences and memories of Joseph may be shared with the family at or on their Facebook page.