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Robert J. Dickens

November 17, 2021

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Robert J. "Bob"  Dickens, age 88 of Boscobel, passed away on Wednesday November 17, 2021 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.  He was born January 19, 1933 in Marquette Iowa.  The son of Clayton and Blanche (Ohnesorge) Dickens.  He married Betty Freymiller on January 23, 1959 at the Marion Church, rural Woodman. 
Bob lived and worked in Beloit, Wi for 35 years, retiring from Beloit Corporation in 1995.  After retirement he moved to a farm outside of Boscobel, Wi where he lived for 26 years.  He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, trapper and fisherman.  His other passion was playing baseball and softball.  He played on an all star slow pitch team for seniors. At age 60 he was chosen to play a tournament in Alabama with best players from around the country.  He is sadly missed by his family and his little dog Gabby.


The Fisherman's Prayer
God grant that I may live to fish
    until my dying day,
and when my Final Cast is made
    I most humbly pray,
when in the Lord's landing net I
    am peacefully asleep,
that in His Mercy, I may be judged
"As Good Enough To Keep".
        ~author unknown


He is survived by his Wife Betty Dickens of Boscobel. Two daughters, Darci (Dave) Hoffman of Derwood Maryland, Christina (Joel) Van Rensburg of Janesville. One Grandson, Kayden Van Rensburg of Janesville. One Granddaughter, Emily Van Rensburg of Janesville. Several Nieces and Nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Edward, Lawrence, Harvey Dickens. Two sisters: Dorothy Schultz, Evelyn Schara.
A Celebration of Life for Robert will be held at a later date. Those wishing to send cards or memorials can please send them to Betty Dickens, 42708 Pony Lane, Boscobel Wisconsin 53805.  The Kendall Funeral Service in Boscobel is assisting the family.  Online condolences can be sent to www.kendallfuneralservice.com

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