Gerald Dickman, born in Meeker, Colo., Aug. 16, 1925, passed away on Sunday Aug. 7, 2016.
He is survived by: daughter Lorie Dickman; son Rex Dickman; and grandchildren Robert and Amy. His wife of more than 50 years, Doralee, preceded him in death seven years ago.
Upon being graduated from Meeker High School, Gerald joined the Navy. After serving in World War ll, Gerald become the postmaster in Meeker, where he was well loved and respected in this position for 35 years.
On the side, he ran the movie projector at what was referred to as the Show Hall by many locals. Gerald and Doralee also operated and owned the A&W in Meeker for many years.
After retiring from the Postal Service, Gerald moved to Palisade, where he and Doralee bought and ran an apartment complex for a few years, then retiring to their summer home in Grand Junction and winter home in Sun City, Ariz.
Gerald loved to golf, fish, walk and hunt, and he immensely enjoyed playing poker with friends.
Gerald was a great father, grandfather, father-in-law, uncle and friend to many. Those who knew him remember his warm smile and gracious manner.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, 2830 Riverside Parkway, Grand Junction, Colo.