Greg Lee Dickson, 71, of Urbandale, Iowa, passed away on June 11, 2016 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Greg was born to Robert and Kathleen (Millang) Dickson on April 5, 1945 in Des Moines, IA. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines in 1963 and then went on to attend trade school. On October 29, 1966, he married the love of his life, Janice Teems, in Des Moines, IA. Greg spent most of his working career as a Fire Alarm Systems Technician. Greg enjoyed the 500 Card Club with the neighbors. He has a passion for fixing cars and motorcycles. He loved watching the water and dam at the Saylorville Reservoir. Greg liked working in the yard and just spending time outside. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be remembered as having an easy smile, a wonderful positive outlook on life and always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Greg is survived by his loving wife Jan of Urbandale, IA; daughter Cheri Dickson of Clive, IA; father Robert Dickson of Minnetonka, MN; siblings Cindy Waters of Eden Prairie, MN, Bruce (Lissa) Dickson of Farmington, MN and Cathy (Ray) Merical of Boise, ID. Also left to cherish Greg's memory are 16 nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends. Greg was preceded in death by his mother Kathleen Dickson and brother-in-law Keith Waters. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior, both at Ernst Funeral Home. Interment to follow at the Waukee Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed towards the family.