SPRINGFIELD — Wayne Arthur Dickman, 76, Springfield, passed away Saturday (Oct. 9, 2010) at St. John’s Hospice.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society. A memorial ceremony will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at West Side Christian Church, 2850 Cider Mill Lane, Springfield, with Gary Winkleman officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Woodworth, with the Rev. Mark Nordman officiating.

Memorials may be made to West Side Christian Church, 2850 Cider Mill Lane, Springfield, IL 62702 or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School, 108 W. Woodworth, Milford, IL 60953.

Wayne was born July 12, 1934, in Buckingham, the son of Anton and Freda Balgeman Dickman. He married Vaudrene VanNote-Siskin on Sept. 28, 1958, in Forest Park. She preceded him in death. He later married Marcia Elaine Brouillette Burkhalter on July 11, 2003, in Normal.

Wayne retired from Roadway Express Inc. in 1996 after more than 25 years of service. He was a Christian man whose faith was very important to him. He belonged to West Side Christian Church and volunteered at Lewis Memorial Nursing Home. He was a member of the TNT class and the Faithful Men’s Choir at the church. Wayne enjoyed building eight-sided washer games and birdhouses and donating them to fundraisers benefiting children’s causes. He also donated birdhouses to Centennial Park, Concordia Lutheran Home and Lewis Memorial.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Vaudrene VanNote-Siskin Dickman; and a sister, Lorraine Mueller.

He is survived by his wife, Marcia Burkhalter Dickman, Springfield; one daughter, Beth (Thomas Jr.) Bartolomucci, Chatham; two sons, Matthew (Maureen) Dickman, Grass Lake, Mich., and Mark (Mary) Dickman, Normal; two stepsons, Daniel (Sharon) Burkhalter III, Middleton, Wis., and Timothy Burkhalter, Aurora; one stepdaughter, Deanna (Erik) Drasgow, Columbia, S.C.; mother-in-law, Dorothy Serve, Kankakee; nine grandchildren, Danielle Bartolomucci; Thomas Bartolomucci III; Joshua Dickman; James (Brooke) Burkhalter; Kourtney Burkhalter and Ryan Barnett; Molly Burkhalter; Brighid Burkhalter; Paul Drasgow; and Daniel Drasgow; two great-grandchildren, Nora Barnett and Reese Barnett; one brother, Dennis (JoAnn) Dickman, Herscher; one sister, Phyllis (Albert) Johnston, Kankakee; one brother-in-law, Robert Mueller; and several nieces and nephews.

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I worked with Wayne for many years. He always struck me as a very intellectual person who chose to live a simple life. He was a very intelligent man who looked at his world in a different light. I always knew when Wayne was part of my crew. He had a way of doing things just to let everyone know "Wayne is here". I was saddened to hear of his passing. That said I am happy that he lives on in peace and harmony with our Father. God bless his soul.

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