Paul Joseph Dickrell, 37, Monrovia, Liberia, Africa, a missionary with the Society of African Missionaries, died Aug. 10, 1999, in an airplane crash in Monrovia. He had worked in maintenance at St. Stephen Catholic School in Stevens Point for a few years.
A memorial service was scheduled for Tenafly, N.J., where the society is based. He was buried in Liberia on Aug. 18.
Mr. Dickrell was a son of Joan Dickrell Seavecki, Milwaukee, and the late Theodore A. Dickrell.
He graduated from Auburn High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Winona State University, Winona, Minn. He served two years in the Peace Corps in Congo, West Africa. He was completing his second year with the Society of African Missionaries in Liberia and was ministering among lepers in a remote region of the country.
Mr. Dickrell was among seven passengers on the small plane that crashed when it ran out of gas while was attempting to land in the war-torn capital.
Survivors beside his mother include one brother, Peter, Fresno, Calif.; and two sisters, Anna Marie Dickrell, Elm Grove, and Mary Kay (Dale) Kinney, Junction City.