Doug Dickman Resident of the Month


Doug was born October 7,1939 to Edwin and Lucy Dickman who lived on the Frankville blacktop. He joined his siblings; Lillian, Edward and Norman. They later moved to a farm along highway 9. Doug has a picture of himself in his room when he was 13 years old and was in the Decorah Kilties Drum and Bugle Corp. He was in the Corp from the time he was 7 years old to 13. When he was 13 he was the drum major. His first public appearance as the drum major was for President Eisenhower’s inauguration.

He married Ellen Bigler in 1961 and they have two children; Daniel, who lives in North Dakota and Stacy, who lives in a suburb of Minneapolis. Doug rented out his farm and was a long-distance truck driver. He drove several years to New York City and to Texas.

Doug stated they had several family trips to Yellowstone and the Black Hills. His children were really little when they visited the Black Hills and he said he will never forget how they lost the kids by Mount Rushmore.

They found them together holding hands staring in awe at the faces on Mount Rushmore. Doug and Ellen now have 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Another interesting tidbit is, Doug’s great grandpa, Simon Bartholomew Dull, was in the Civil War and is buried in the Monona, Iowa cemetery.

Doug’s smile, wit and laugher brings a lot of joy to all that know him. His last words for this interview was to make sure everyone knew he was the best looking one in his family! He probably said that because his brother, Norman was sitting beside him and said to make sure everyone knew what a humble man Doug was!

I bet it was fun growing up in that family!  We are glad to have you, Doug as part of the Wellington family. Congratulations as being chosen as resident of the month!