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Transcribed biography of Merritt and Carol Dickinson


Carol A. Eichenseher daughter of Walter and Clara (Hundt) Eichenseher of Valparaiso and Merritt Grant Dickinson son of Garner and Helen (Cook) Dickinson were married June 6, 1959 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, where they made their first home in an apartment. Five months later, they moved to a house in Hebron, where they lived for one year. They moved to a house near Crown Point in December of 1960 where they remained for three years, when they built their present home in Hebron. Merritt has been a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 for 17 years. Carol was employed for 9 years with General Telephone Company in Valparaiso as a Business Representative and now is a housewife.

Their daughter Michele Lee was born on March 19, 1975 in Valparaiso and was baptized April 6, 1975 at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Hebron. Merritt is a member of Hebron Masonic Lodge #502, Scottish Rite of South Bend, Shrine of Hammond, Operating Engineer's Square Club, Duneland Young Republicans, Porter County Shrine, and Porter County Scottish Rite. He was president of the Operating Engineer's Square Club in 1972. He is currently serving as a Trustee of St. Michael's Lutheran Church.

Carol is a member of the Central District Republican Womens' Club, Duneland Young Republicans, South County Belles Homemakers Club, Porter County and Hebron Bicentennial Committees, St. Michaels Ladies Aid, South County Republican Womens' Club, and is a Vice Precinct Committee woman for Boone Township. She has twice served as a delegate to the Republican State Convention and was a candidate for Clerk-Treasurer for the Town of Hebron in 1975.

Merritt and Carol have both been active in the campaigns of former Congressman Earl F. Landgrebe and have worked to help establish the new Lutheran Church, St. Michaels, in Hebron.

Submitted by Merritt Dickinson

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 98

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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