Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville, where a VFW Auxiliary Rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. and a parish vigil service will be held at 5:00 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. John O’Connor will officiate.
Geneva was born Nov. 6, 1917, in Marion, IL, the daughter of Nicola and Josephine (Madonia) Raitano. She married Edwin G. Dingbaum on March 3, 1946, in Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Chicago, IL.
Geneva was employed as a secretary in Chicago for 10 years. She worked for 20 years at Kerper General Store in New Vienna and after retiring was a library aide at Hennessy School in New Vienna. She was a member of the Edward W. Lake V.F.W. Post 7736 Auxiliary, the St. Boniface Church and its Holy Rosary Society.
She is survived by 7 children: Joseph (Sigrid) Dingbaum of Rodgau, Germany, Robert (Beth) Dingbaum of West Branch, Paul Dingbaum of Dubuque, Tim (Diane) Dingbaum of Iowa City, Dina (Gary) Kempthorne of Dubuque, Mary Doughty of Waterloo and Nicolette (fiance Ron Ellis) Heer of Dubuque; 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; a sister, Frances Lisner of Westfield, WI; in-laws; Irvin (Mary) Dingbaum of Oelwein, Rosemary Pasker of Manchester, Richard Kluesner of Farley and Elsie Dingbaum of Dyersville; many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Martin, a son-in-law, Dale Doughty, siblings: Jenny (Tony) Bonano, Lily (Joe) Kukla, Angeline (Don) Myers, Sam (Mary), Jack (Jenny), Joe (Gloria) Raitano, and a brother Joseph and a sister, Anna in childhood.
Her parents-in-law, Joseph and Bernadine (Nefzger) Dingbaum, in-laws: Bernard Lisner, Antoinette (Joe) Pasker, Henrietta Kluesner, Leonard and Luvern Dingbaum, Betty (Robert) Luensman, Luella (John) Pasker, William Pasker
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Heritage Manor for their loving care of Geneva.