April 1, 1943 - August 16, 2023
Our beloved Julie passed away peacefully on Aug. 16, 2023, in Des Moines, Wash., surrounded by her family.
Julie Ann Vipond was born April 1, 1943, in Algona to Thomas and Hazel Vipond. She graduated from high school in Algona and went to Mankato State University where she received her bachelor’s in education.
At Mankato, she met her future husband Robert B. Dickinson. They were married on April 17, 1966. They welcomed two daughters, Kelly in 1969 and Jill in 1972. They lived in Austin, Minn. from 1975 until 2003. In 2005, Julie and Bob moved to Seattle to be active in their grandchildren’s lives.
Julie is survived by her husband of 57 years, Robert Dickinson of Auburn, Wash.; her daughters Kelly Dickinson of Auburn, Wash.; and Jill Dickinson of Seattle, Wash.; Jill’s husband Vipin Singh of Seattle, Wash.; grandchildren Mia Singh and Liam Singh of Seattle, Wash.; her brother Tim Vipond and his wife Donna Vipond of Algona; nephews Tim Vipond Jr. of Cedar Rapids; and Tom Vipond of Algona. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Hazel Vipond, her sister Susan Vipond, and her great-nephew Jeff Vipond.
Preparations for her Celebration of Life are underway and will be announced at a later date. Emmick Family Funeral Home, Seattle Wash. is in charge of arrangements.