Clarence Dingmann, 77
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Feb. 11, 1937 - March 31, 2014
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at St. James Catholic Church in Jacobs Prairie, MN for Clarence Dingmann, age 77, who died Monday at the St. Cloud Hospital after a brief battle with cancer. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.
Relatives and Friends may call from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the funeral home. Catholic United Financial will pray a Rosary at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Church.
Clarence was born in Cold Spring, MN to Herman and Theresa (Holthaus) Dingmann. He married Joanne Witzmann on October 15, 1959 in St. Boniface Catholic Church, Cold Spring, MN. Clarence was the Superintendent of Grounds and Buildings at Rocori High School until retiring in 2000. He volunteered and was on the Board of Directors at Assumption Nursing Home. Clarence was the Custodian for St. James Parish for 10½ years and a Parish Trustee for 6 years. He enjoyed having coffee with his friends and was an official member of the Red River Round Table. Clarence loved fishing, family, country drives, and time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Joanne; children, Deb (Terry) Utsch, Dave (Lynn), Keith, Brian (Melissa); grandchildren, Shannon (Jarrod) Woodard, Jonathan Utsch (Nicole Corrigan), Brandon (Jenn), Brianne, Ben, Matthew, Madelyn, Meredith, Gunther, Merran, Elsa; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Laura (Pete) Hengel; sisters-in-law, Audrey Dingmann, Juletta Dingmann and Janette Dingmann.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Marcus, Tillie Guggenberger, Ralph, Linus, Wally, Evelyn and grandson, Michael Utsch.
Wenner Funeral Home
600 Red River Avenue South
Cold Spring, MN 56320
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Apr. 2, 2014