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William D. Dinges

December 14, 1928 ~ May 10, 2021 (age 92)


     William  D. “Willie” or “Chris” Dinges – age 92, a resident of Balfour Senior Living in Louisville, Colorado since April, 2021, died Monday, May 10, 2021, at the nursing home.

     He was born December 14, 1928, in Hays, Kansas to Nick and Julia (Smith) Dinges.

In 1962 he married Marion (Molander) and they had four children. 

     He was a retired management analyst and system designer from  Aramco  (Arabian American Oil Company).  He graduated from St. Joseph’s  Military Academy in Hays, Kansas, and was a Second  Lieutenant serving  in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1951 to 1953.  He was a graduate of Benedictine College earning a degree in Education, and later earned Master’s degrees in Industrial Management and Business Administration.   William enjoyed teaching, coaching, and genealogy.

     Survivors include two sons, David Dinges and wife, Kathryn; Martin Dinges; two daughters, Kristine Serrano, Susanne Thwaites and husband, Greg; eight grandchildren, Alexandria (Matthew) Nesselroad; Andrea (Kevin) Blackburn; Gabe Serrano; Sofia Serrano; William (Sydney) Thwaites; Sarahbeth (Colby) Shaw; Weston Dinges; Katelyn Dinges; and five great-grandchildren; Arabella, Adelaide, Ava, and Ailish Nesselroad; and  Amelia Blackburn.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Adrian “Bud” Dinges; Howard Dinges; Leroy “Butch” Dinges; Norman “Joey” Dinges; two sisters, Dorothy Burkhart;  Norma Jean Harris; and his former wife, Marion Dinges.

     No formal services will be held, and a private inurnment will be held at a later date.

    The family suggests memorials to: Thomas More Prep-Marian High School made payable to the school in care of Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.

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