Dudley Joseph Dingmann

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  • Name: Dudley Joseph Dingmann
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 23, 1945
  • Date of Death: October 6, 2010 (65 years old)
  • Parents: Robert Dingmann and Genevieve (Patnaude) Dingmann
  • High School and Class: 1964 - Grantsburg High School, Grantsburg, Wisconsin
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  • Highest Rank: SP 4 (Specialist 4)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: November 2, 1965
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  • Date of Discharge: May 25, 1967
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  • Military Awards:
    National Defense Service Medal
    Vietnam Campaign Medal
    Good Conduct Medal
    Vietnam Service Medal

  • Military Highlights:
    Dudley was drafted in the United States Army on November 2, 1965. He saw active duty as a tank operator known as a "Duster" in Vietnam and was honorably discharged on May 25, 1967.

  • Wars Involved:
    Vietnam Era

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  • Civilian Life:
    Dudley owned and operated the Black and Orange Bar in Webster, Wisconsin from 1973 to 2003. During the last five years of that time he partnered with his brother, Don, due to declining health. He was one of the longest term bar owners in Burnett County. Dudley was known for his generous involvement in numerous causes. He was an avid horseman, a Dalmatian lover, and participated in and supported others who loved bowling.

    Dudley was plagued with many health issues most of his entire adult life, but still remained positive and helpful to others.

    Dudley was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Roberta Dingmann, and two sisters-in-law, Jacquelyn (Jackie) Dingmann and Janet Dingmann; and his niece Michelle Dingmann.

    He is survived by his brothers and their wives, Don (Evie), Jim, and Bill. Dudley, having no children of his own, his nieces and nephews were what made his life meaningful; they are Lisa (Neil) Seliger, Bob (Esther) Dingmann, Ward (Anne) Dingmann, Jenny (Richard) Thomsen, Jim (Jenny) Dingmann, Neal Dingmann, Nick (Bonnie) Dingmann, and Craig (Tara) Dingmann; along with 15 great nieces and nephews which completed his joy.

    Dudley, a resident of Webster, Wisconsin, died at his home and is buried in the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spooner, Wisconsin. (Sec. 006, Row B, Site 7).

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