Michael G. Dinges

Michael G. Dinges

August 14, 1945 – January 5, 2020


Survived by wife, Mary; daughter, Laura Dinges; son, Wayne (Karla) Dinges; grandchildren: Megan, Jeff, Araya and Nathan; nine brothers and sisters; many other loving relatives.

VISITATION begins Wednesday, January 8th, 4pm with a WAKE SERVICE at 6pm, at the West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL MASS: Thursday, January 9th, 12:45 at the mortuary to St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church (109 S. 19th St.) at 1:30pm.  INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Parkinson’s Research.




  • John Griffin Posted January 6, 2020 10:29 pm

    With our Love and Prayers to the Dinges Family during this difficult time. God bless ~ The Griffin Family

  • Wally and Betty Allison Posted January 8, 2020 2:02 am

    To our fellow Taxidermy family and dear friends of many years. We send our heartfelt condolences. Mike did so many extraordinary projects in his journey of life. We will always remember him for his talents, generosity and friendship we cherished. Our sincere prayers for Mary and all of his family. Love Wally and Betty Allison

  • Richard Gibson Posted January 8, 2020 9:24 am

    Mary and Family So very sorry , Mike was a good friend , always enjoyed stopping by to visit with him and of course to check on our mounts .

  • John Wessels Posted January 8, 2020 11:19 am

    We are do very sorry for your loss. Mike was an incredible person and will be missed by all.

    John & Steph Wessels

  • Rodney Brase Posted January 8, 2020 3:11 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss. The impact Mike has had on my life and others is priceless. We will miss him.

    Rodney & Theresa Brase

  • Colette L Coschka Posted January 8, 2020 3:39 pm

    Betty, Laura and Araya. I’m so sorry for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. I will be keeping you all in my prayers. “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
    – Psalm 23:4

    • Don Etler Posted January 9, 2020 12:52 pm

      Mike was 9 years my senior. We rode the bus together and I was in awe of the big high school football player wearing his jersey on the bus. I’ve since learned that Mike was also a talented musician at OAHS. In the past year we learned that Mike’s sister Martha was a grandparent of our grandson’s friend in grade school at Good Shepherd in Shawnee KS. I found and sent a yearbook photo of Martha to Shawnee and I happened to save a photo of Mike at the time. On Christmas we ended up by chance at my cousin Ron’s in Sioux City. There we met his adult step daughters and their families. One of them, Brenda Gilson, asked if I knew anything about the Dinges family. Well, yes I did. I showed her Martha’s photo and shared the story. Then I showed her Mike’s photo. She gasped, that’s Uncle Mike my Aunt’s husband! Why do you have that?! Just a few days passed before Brenda informed us that Mike had passed. So sorry. He died too young.

  • John Whisler Posted January 9, 2020 8:06 pm

    Mary, I was so sorry to hear this news about Mike. He was one of the biggest influences in my hunting life. He always took time to mentor me and was the kindest person I ever knew. Every trophy in my home was done in his shop and I am always proud to display his works of art. I think of him every time I look at one of these beautiful trophies that reflected his amazing eye for beauty and reality of nature. I will miss him and his friendship. Marylou and I send you our condolences and our wishes that you and your family find peace despite his loss.

    John and Marylou Whisler.

  • Frank Velinsky Posted March 5, 2020 10:22 am

    Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was such an honest and sincere man. You could see it in his eyes every time we spoke. His talents were exceptional and an absolute gift. Please know you and your family are in our prayers.
    Frank Velinsky

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