Anne Fisher Ford Dingeman
Grosse Pointe Woods - Anne Fisher Ford Dingeman, 79, a longtime Grosse Pointe resident and wife of the late James H. Dingeman, died Thursday, July 22, 2021, peacefully after an extended illness. Anne was born in Detroit. She was the daughter of Louis and Virginia Fisher of Grosse Pointe Shores, and granddaughter of William A. and Lura M. Fisher of Detroit and William J. and Jennie C. Nesbitt of Detroit. William A. Fisher was a founder of Fisher Body Co., which supplied motor vehicle bodies to General Motors Corp., beginning in 1910. Anne was a wonderful mother of three children, a Junior League of Detroit volunteer and a member of Bayview Yacht Club, Country Club of Detroit, Grosse Pointe Club, Grosse Pointe Yacht Club and The Old Club. Anne loved to play tennis, travel and boating. She and her husband, Jim, traveled worldwide and enjoyed trips on their boat to many ports. Anne is survived by her son, Christopher Benkert (Patricia) of Santa Cruz, Calif.; daughter, Brooke Benkert of Fort Myers, Fla.; stepchildren, James Dingeman III (Bronwen), Michael Dingeman, Anne Dingeman and John Dingeman; and step-grandchildren, Lily Dingeman and Miles Dingeman. Anne was predeceased by her son, Lawrence Benkert; her second husband, Emory M. Ford Jr; her first husband, Robert L. Benkert; and her siblings, William "Bill" Fisher (Andrea) , Louis "Louie" Fisher (Beverly), and Claire Lauinger (Philip). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association
, at alz.org
; American Cancer Society
, at cancer.org
; or Planned Parenthood, at plannedparenthood.org
. Share a memory at Verheyden.org
Published by Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from Jul. 28 to Aug. 1, 2021.