Dickson Franklin H., III, age 61, of White Bear Lake. Born in Oak Park, Illinois to Dr. Franklin H. & Anne Dickson. He grew up in Proctor, MN and attended St. Rose Grade School and Cathedral High School. Attended St. Thomas and University of MN, Duluth for his Bachelor's degree. Frank worked for Reserve Mining Company, designing and executing environmental research programs. Following Reserve, Frank attended the University of Minnesota Duluth Campus and received a Master's degree in Safety and Industrial Hygiene. Frank began his industrial hygiene career with one of the first asbestos abatement contractors in the Midwest, Dunsheath Construction. He left Dunsheath having become its General Manager to become a Senior Industrial Hygienist with Applied Environmental Sciences in 1987. During his tenure in this position Frank became a nationally known trainer and consultant in the area of asbestos management. Frank was a board certified industrial hygienist and a full member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Locally Frank was a very well known and liked safety and health professional, advising a wide variety of institutions. Visitation Monday (tomorrow) 4-8 p.m. at the THOMSON-DOUGHERTY FUNERAL HOME, 2535 Park Ave., Mpls. Visitation continuing Tuesday 4-8 p.m. at the Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 East 2nd in Duluth, with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 11 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church in Proctor. Friends may call one hour prior to service. Reception to follow at the Moose Lodge in Proctor. Private family interment. Frank is survived by his wife, Jean of 32 years, and daughter, Anne. Also survived by his mother, Anne; brothers, John, and Thomas (Collette); sisters, Victoria (Brian) Blauer, and Deborah (Scott) McCleod; 4 nephews and 4 nieces. Frank had many interests. Among these were his love of nature, especially the north woods, Lake superiior and the Brule River. His happiest hours were spent with a camera and his fishing rod. He excelled at gourmet cooking and loved to read. For many years he was a ham radio operator with the call sign WD0CBJ. Historic Thomson-Dourghty 612-871-4407

Published on August 11, 2002

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