Catherine Dingels, age 93, of Bird Island died on Friday May 29, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial is Friday, June 5th at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bird Island with Rev. George Schmit as celebrant. Burial is in the church cemetery. Visitation is Friday at the church from 10 – 11 a.m. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Olivia.
Catherine was born on March 13, 1927 on a farm near Bird Island to Peter and Suzanne (Fisch) Theis. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1945. On August 20, 1949, she married Leonard Dingels. Born to this union were three children: Joan, Mary, and Ruth. Katie enjoyed homemaking, sewing, and gardening.
Catherine is survived by her two daughters, Mary (Joe) Field of Port Townsend, WA and Ruth Anderson of Rapid City, SD. Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; daughter, Joan; her parents; and seven siblings.
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