Doren Dicks
March 1, 2019


Doren W. Dicks, 94, of Davenport, IA, passed away January 6, 2019, at ManorCare Health Services in Davenport. There were no services. He has been cremated and will be buried at a later date next to his wife in the Dysart Cemetery.

Doren was born in Poweshiek County, IA, to Melvin and Gladys Dicks on May 17, 1924, one of seven children. The family lived in the Columbus Junction area for many years where he graduated from high school in 1942 at which time entered military service and served until 1945 for the Army Air Force. Then he attended Iowa State University in Cedar Falls.

He married Betty M. Barta, sister of Lily (Barta) Riexinger of Dysart, in Waterloo, IA, on March 12, 1949. The couple lived in Waterloo, Dysart and Columbus Junction before moving to Davenport in 1955 where he worked in area automotive parts departments.

He is survived by three children, Kurtis W. (Lisa) Dicks of Moline, IL, Susan R. (Carlton) Wills of Davenport and Glory J. (Jeff Miller) Caldwell of Davenport; three grandchildren, Jeffrey S. (Julie) Caldwell of North Liberty, Daniel M. Wills of Davenport and Kristy M. Caldwell of Iowa City; two sisters, Betty Knupp of Cedar Rapids and Laverta Evans of Columbus City.

On April 5, 2005 he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, of 56 years; his parents; two sisters, Evelyn Vanselow and Wilma Masonholder; and two brothers, M. Eugene Dicks and Robert Dicks.


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