Milton J. Dinges
Milton J. Dinges, 85, Hays, died Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at Miles Memory Care in Papillion, Nebraska.
He was born January 2, 1937 in Schoenchen the son of Isidore “Issy” and Loretta (Werth) Dinges. In 1955, he graduated from Schoenchen High School. On October 18, 1958, he was united in marriage to Gladys M. Werth in Schoenchen, and they celebrated 64 years of marriage. Milton served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962. He was a part-time farmer and traveling salesman. Milt and Gladys owned a commercial lighting business for most of his career. His memberships included St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, the Schoenchen Third Degree Knights of Columbus Council #4166, and the Bishop Cunningham Fourth Degree Assembly #282. Milton was a fun-loving, kind man who didn’t know a stranger and had the biggest heart. He loved golf, playing cards, dancing, scotch, and his family.
Survivors include his wife Gladys of Hays, a son: Dale Dinges of Hays, a daughter: Deanna Hanquist and husband Brant of Papillion, NE, a brother: Thomas Dinges and wife Susan of Schoenchen, a sister: Pam Basgall and significant other Vern Dreiling of Schoenchen, a grandson: Dalen Hanquist and wife Bernadette of Ottawa, Canada, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister: Rosanne Bieker and husband Kenny, and three young sisters, Bernita, Thelma, and Mary Jane Dinges.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Friday, December 2, 2022 at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church in Hays, with Fr. Damian Richards officiating. Inurnment with military honors by the Hays VFW Post #9076 Honor Guard will follow in St. Anthony Cemetery in Schoenchen. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home and from 9:00 am until service time on Friday at the church. A combined St. Anthony Altar Society Christian Mothers and Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 5:30 pm, a vigil service will be at 6:00 pm, followed by a combined Third and Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus rosary, all on Thursday, December 1 at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Schoenchen Knights of Columbus Council #4166 Tootsie Roll Drive. Condolences and memories of Milton may be shared with his family at www.haysmemorial.com