a tribute

celebrating the life of Kerry Dikken


Kerry Gale Dikken

Kerry Gale Dikken passed away on January 20, 2021. Kerry is cherished by his dear friend Michael Marshall of Mpls, his mother, Dorothy, of Renville, brother Greg (Julie) of Renville, sisters Kim of Apple Valley, Pam (Todd) Ruzicka of Randolph, Deb (Rich) Young of Rosemount, nephew Erik (Paula) of Woodbury, nieces Megan (Jordan) Hegna of Granite Falls, Cora and Grace Ruzicka of Randolph. He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred. Kerry grew up in Sacred Heart MN and attended Willmar Vo-Tech upon graduation. He moved to Mpls where he worked at Control Data, The Guthrie Theater, and John Ryan Co before starting his own business, Blasted Art Inc. His family and friends will remember Kerry as an accomplished artist whose enduring works include the Twins tribute wall at Target Field, 35W Bridge Memorial, MSP Airport Concourse walkway, State Fair brick tribute walkway, and several hotels and restaurants.

They will also remember his devotion to his cockatoos, Vivian and Sue.


Kerry was a kind human with a huge heart who brought a beautiful light to the world and everyone he encountered.   

Not surprisingly, there has been an enormous outpouring of love and wonderful sentiments about Kerry, so we thought it might be nice to have an area for people to share their experiences with him in tribute to his life. This will be shared with Kerry's family as well.

If you knew Kerry or he touched your life in any way, please share with us in the comments below.  If you have photos, please share those as well!






Kerry was a renowned sandblasting artist and was frequently written up in magazines and newspapers, both locally and nationally.  Here are just a few of the articles about him and his work...



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