Thief River Falls - William “Billy” Dicken, 44, Thief River Falls, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at Essentia Health in Fargo, N.D.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, with Rev. John Voelker, PhD. officiating.
William Aldon Dicken was born on Nov. 17, 1969 to Marie Lynn (OIson) and William Allen Dicken in Thief River Falls. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1988. He studied welding at the AVTI and received his truck driving certificate from East Grand Forks Technical College.
Billy was united in marriage to Tami Canfield on June 8, 1991, and they had three children, William Allen, Alexandra Michelle, and Daniel James. Later on he spent many happy years with Kari Iverson, and together they had Lainey Joy.
Billy worked for Robson Honeybee Farms in Thief River Falls, was a welder for Mayo Manufacturing in East Grand Forks, drove truck for Paul Aslakson Trucking out of Grand Forks, and was a milk pasteurizer at Dean Foods in Thief River Falls.
He enjoyed sports, sports and more sports. He played Prowler football, baseball, and hockey in high school, and played hockey for the Pioneer’s at Northland College. Billy also enjoyed watching his children participate in their activities. He liked hunting, fishing and bingo on Saturday afternoons.
He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. No matter what, he always had a great sense of humor and a big heart.
Billy is survived by his mother and step-father, Marie and Tom Numedahl, Brainerd; step-mother and partner, Merf Dicken, Thief River Falls and Wayne Kruse, St. Hilaire; Children: William Allen, Alexandra Michelle, Daniel James and their mother Tami, all of Thief River Falls, and Lainey Joy and her mother, Kari Iverson, of St. Hilaire; sister, Lisa Dicken of Thief River Falls; stepsiblings: Staci Reay of Thief River Falls, Brett (Becky) Reay of Valley City, N.D., Tim (Kristi) Numedahl of Thief River Falls, Dawn (Dusty) Niles of Sonoma, Calif., and Chad (Crystal) Numedahl of Lafayette, Calif.; nephew and godson Austin William Lawrence of Thief River Falls; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Allen Dicken, maternal and paternal grandparents, and step-brother, Scott Reay.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.