The passing of Dr. Dickens
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Dr. John Dickens. He will be deeply missed by our staff, his patients, and all who knew him. Our condolences to his family.
Dr. John Dickens, age 74, of St. Charles passed away unexpectedly February 6, 2015. He was born in Aurora, IL to William and Elizabeth Dickens. He was a lifelong resident of St. Charles, graduating from Marmion Academy in 1958. Following graduation he attended the University of Dayton class of 1962 for his under-graduate degree. John received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Marquette University class of 1966. He served his country in the Army and stationed in Korea. While in Korea he was company Command Captain Commander Company B 2nd Medical Battalion 2nd Infantry Division stationed at Camp Irwin Korea. Upon his return to his home town, he opened his dental practice in downtown St. Charles, in December of 1969. His practice was not just work, but his passion. He loved each of his patients and they along with his staff became his second family.
He served on the board of the Heritage Center in St. Charles, the board of the Norris Center in St. Charles, and was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, and the St. Charles Country Club. He volunteered his time and talent with his loving wife in Guatemala, and at the Girls School in Geneva. John was an avid golfer and racket ball player. He enjoyed many outdoor activities, and loved all the Chicago teams. He loved to tell a joke and never seemed to be at a loss for a story to share. John was a “Master of Social Wisdom”, warming the hearts of many people.
He is survived by the love of his life of 38 years Christine, sons; Matthew, Timothy, daughters; Melissa (Bryce) Salter, Megan, Mary, grandsons; Jayden, William, first granddaughter soon to be born, several wonderful brother and sister in laws, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother Thomas Dickens.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, February 13, 2015 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church 2900 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174. Visitation will be 3-8:00 P.M. Thursday February 12, 2015 at Yurs Funeral Home 405 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Geneva, IL. Contributions may be made to St. John Neumann Catholic Church/Living the Dream or Marmion Academy.