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Katherine Dickinson, 81, of Logan, Iowa, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019 at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Neb.

Katherine was born January 3, 1938, in Logan to C.E. “Shorty” and Geraldine “Pat” (Peterson) Arbaugh. She graduated from Magnolia High School in 1955.

She was married to Lloyd Dickenson, April 10, 1956, at the Methodist Church in Logan. To this union they were blessed with six children.

Over the years, Katherine worked at many places around Harrison County:  Eddy’s Restaurant, Missouri Valley; apple and berry picking for various local orchards; Fetter’s Restaurant in Logan; Hawkeye 127, Mondamin; and Perfection Press in Logan.

She enjoyed attending and volunteering at the Logan Senior Center. Some of her hobbies included gardening and solving many forms of puzzles. She enjoyed card games, board games and bingo whenever possible. She was recently baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Katherine is preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; her parents; sister and brother-in-law (Susan and Fran Ford); brother (Dick Arbaugh) and son-in-law (Brian Birdsall). 

She is survived by six children: Mary Hember of Logan, Iowa, Carol Birdsall of Mondamin, Iowa, Scott (Pam) Dickinson of Owatonna, Minn., Lori Benton (Rick) of Bellevue, Neb., Lee Dickinson of Logan, Iowa, Beth (Stuart) Beck of Arlington, Neb.; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; brother Chuck (Cindy) Arbaugh; sister-in-law, Karen Arbaugh; and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation was Friday, May 31 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Church in Logan, Iowa.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 31 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Church in Logan, Iowa. Officiating was Brother Jack Jones. Pianist was Cheryl Gardiner and Chorister was Cheryl Jones.

Welcome, Peggy Hussing, “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”; Prayer, Ron Dolan; Reading of Obituary, Lela Hess; Open Comments, Jack Jones; Congregational Song,  “How Great Thou Art”; Talk, Jack Jones; Peggy Hussing, “Amazing Grace”; Closing announcement-Prayer, John Hess

Honorary Pall Bearers were (Her grandsons): Ron (Lanny) Meek, Jeremiah Birdsall, Steven Dickinson, Chris Birdsall, J.D. Morris, Brad Beck, Matt Morris, Geoff Morris, Ben Morris and Ryan Beck.

Final Resting Place is Magnolia Cemetery in Magnolia, Iowa

In lieu of flowers the family requests any Donations or Memorials be given to the Harris Grove Cemetery Association; Magnolia Old Settlers; Logan Fire and Rescue Department.