Obituaries

Eileen E. Dingbaum – Dyersville

Eileen E. Dingbaum, 90 of Dyersville, Iowa passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque.

Visitation will be held from 2:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2024, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville. Visitation will continue at Kramer Funeral Home from 9 – 10 a.m. prior to funeral mass.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica with burial in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Dubuque. Rev. Philip Agyei will officiate.

Eileen was born on May 17, 1933 in Luxemburg, Iowa, the daughter of Clemens and Crescentia (Thillen) Singsank. She married Alver Dingbaum on April 20, 1954 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Luxemburg, Iowa. The Cornhuskers band played at their reception in New Vienna. They settled in Dyersville and to this union, four children completed their family. Eileen was the youngest of nine siblings. She received her education from Country Schools, having told many stories of the horse and buggy days going to school. She loved Polka, Lawrence Welk ,and big band music. She met the love of her life, Alver Dingbaum, at a dance. She was a waitress for many years at the Ritz Restaurant in Dyersville. She was a co-owner of Dingbaum Upholstery Shop with her husband. After her husbands death in 2006, she continued to be independent and lived in her own residence until her passing. She was sharp as a tack, even for her 90 years. She loved to visit, plant flowers, play cards, embroider, and have coffee at the local McDonalds. She kept her faith, always having a rosary, and prayer book in hand. She is now at peace with the Lord.

Those left to cherish her memories are her four children: Sandy (Jerry) Nickol, Leon Dingbaum, Connie DeShaw, Karol Hoeger; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alver; son-in-law, Fred DeShaw, parents , infant sibling brother, seven siblings and their spouses, and six in-laws and their spouses.

Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville is assisting the family and information is available at www.kramerfuneral.com. Memorials may be sent to the family, (in care of Kramer Funeral Home) 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, IA 52040.

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