Saturday, June 16th, 2012
Former St. Marys resident Raymond Joseph Dingledine, 88, died at 5 p.m. June 13, 2012, at Tabitha Health Care Services, Lincoln, Neb.
He was born Dec. 17, 1923, in St. Marys to Charles W. and Marie Pohlabel Dingledine. In September 1947, he married Catherine Roettger, who is deceased.
Surviving are a sister, Rosemary Rye, St. Marys; five sons, Ray Jr, Atlanta, Ga., Nick (Susie), St. Marys, and Mark (Peggy), Dana (Joyce), and John (Kaye), all of Lincoln; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers, Charles Dingledine, Robert Dingledine, Tom Dingledine, and Jim Dingledine; four infant brothers; and an infant sister.
After his graduation from St. Marys Memorial High School in 1941, he joined Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company as an electrical apprentice. He served in World War II as a sergeant and was stationed at Midway Island Atoll as part of the sixth defense battalion.
After the war he rejoined Goodyear and eventually became a master electrician. He later became a manager of engineering and transferred to plants in Madisonville, Ky., Ann Arbor-Ipsilanti, Mich., and lastly in Lincoln before retiring in 1987.
In 2011 he won an award from the National Audubon Society for the design and execution of one of his birdhouses. He created the logo "Rays Outdoor Creations" and sold his birdhouses.
He was a member of St. Johns the Apostle Catholic Church in Lincoln and Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Saturday at the church in Lincoln. A Mass of Christian Burial is 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church in St. Marys, the Rev. Anthony Cutcher officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery in St. Marys.
Calling is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church in Lincoln and 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church in St. Marys. Local arrangements are being handled by Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Tabitha in Lincoln or to the churches.
Condolences may be left at bmlfh.com.