May 24, 1927 - January 12, 2016



Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Rockville, MN for Richard H. Dingmann, age 88, who died Tuesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Rockville.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. The Rockville Fire Department and Knights of Columbus will pray at 8:00 p.m.

Richard was born in Farming, MN to Norbert & Josephine (Holthaus) Dingmann. He married Marie Massmann on October 7, 1953 in Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, Rockville MN. Richard served in Korea from 1950 – 1952 where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He worked at Nash Finch Company for 37 years, after retiring he drove for the Richmond Bus Service for 9 years. Richard loved old time dancing, singing, fishing, hunting, men’s coffee clutches, his garden tractor and his pickup truck. Above all he loved his family. Richard served as an usher and as a member of the choir in the Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church. He was a former member of the Rockville City Council and served as Mayor. Richard was a member of the Cold Spring American Legions, Korean Last Man’s Club, Knights of Columbus and was a past Grand Knight, Rockville Fire Department for 22 years, and was a charter member of the Rockville Lions Club in which he received the Melvin Jones Award.

Survivors include his wife, Marie; children, Vera (Dennis) Ebensteiner of Rockville, Sharon (Bob) Froehling of Rockville, Brenda (Alan) Fuchs of St. Cloud, Randy (Brenda) of Rockville, Bonnie (Greg) Hopke of St. Augusta; grandchildren, Sarah (Jerad) Marsh, Rachael (Ben) VonBank, Tony, Rich (Lauren), Brianna Ebensteiner, Heather & Matthew Froehling, Mary & Jessie Dingmann, Grant & Lauren Hopke; great-grandchildren, Bo, Meg, & Mac Marsh, Jack & Reggie VonBank, Riley Ebensteiner; sister, Marie (Jerry) Erkens; sisters-in-law, Dorothy & Tina Dingmann.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Ronald; brothers, Arnold, James (Louise), Cletus (Jeanette) & Sylvester Dingmann; & infant sister, Bernadine.