Angeline Maria Dicks (nee DiSalvo)
Nov. 3, 1922 – July 4, 2010
Maria Dicks (nee DiSalvo) of Waukesha passed away Sunday, July 4, 2010, at
Waukesha Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. She was 87 years
Angeline was born in Cumberland on Nov. 3, 1922, the second daughter of
the late Anthony and Louise (Schullo) DiSalvo. Valedictorian of her high
school class, she received a Bachelor of Science degree from the
University of Minnesota. Angeline and her husband, Malcolm P. Dicks,
raised four children, moving to the Waukesha area from St. Paul, Minn., in
the 1960s. They were also parishioners of St. William Catholic Church.
Angeline worked as a medical technologist for Waukesha Memorial Hospital
for more than 20 years, retiring in 1986. In later years, she fulfilled
her dream of traveling to Europe, Egypt and the Holy Land. Angeline loved
to knit, garden, do crossword puzzles and learn Italian, but her true
passion was her family. Caring for, nurturing, worrying over, taking pride
in, and remaining deeply involved with the lives and accomplishments of
her four children, seven grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren was the
joy of her life.
Angeline is survived by her devoted children, Andrea L. (Douglas) Dickson
of Naperville, Ill., Malcolm "Tony" Dicks of Oconomowoc, John
Dicks of Gainesville, Va., and Paula Dicks of Waukesha. She will also be
fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Alexandra, Mark, Elizabeth,
Katharine, Sarah, Margaret and James; and her greatgrandchildren, Hazyle,
Emma, Abigail, Logan and Samantha. Additionally, she leaves a
brother-in-law, Howard Grahek of West Allis, nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Malcolm;
and her siblings, Marion Baker, Carmella (Carmel) Grahek and Anthony
The visitation for Angeline will be held from 11:15 a.m. until the noon
funeral Mass on Thursday, July 8, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N.
Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery
in Duluth, Minn., on Friday, July 9.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project,
WWP National Processing Center, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.
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