Lorraine Dingmann, 96

Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
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Lorraine Dingmann of Kimball died Friday, May 9, 2008, at Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell. She was 96. Mass of Christian Burial will be noon Wednesday at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball with the Rev. Al Stangl officiating. Burial wwill be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball and one hour prior to the Mass Wednesday at the Church. Parish prayers will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Lorraine Isabelle Dingmann was born April 24, 1912, to Arthur and Mary (Tisserand) Parent in rural Foley. She graduated from Foley High School in 1929 and was a member of the girl's basketball team. She then graduated from St. Cloud Business College. Lorraine married Frunce Dingmann Oct. 20, 1938, at St. John's Catholic Church in Foley. They lived in Clear Lake until moving to Kimball in 1943. Over the years, they owned and operated Dingmann Hardware, Implement, and Funeral Home in Clear Lake and Kimball. Lorraine was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church where she was involved in Christian Mothers and St. Anne's Prayer Group, a CCD Teacher, a Eucharistic Minister, and instrumental in starting the tradition of providing lunches after funerals. In 1979, Bishop George Speltz awarded her the Bishop's Medal of Merit. Lorraine was an avid bridge player, enjoyed gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family. Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; husband Frunce on Nov. 25, 1974; and sisters, Justine Corrigan, Leona Gebhardt and Mary Thompson. Lorraine is survived by daughters and sons, Joan of Waite Park, Douglas (and Karen) of Becker, Mary (and Neal) Spaulding of Kimball, Dorie (and Gary) Bennett of Wyoming, Minn., Art (and Marlene) of Annandale, and Al (and Maureen) of Kimball; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. Lorraine's family thanks the staff of Country Manor Health Care Center for their loving care. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.