16300 Mack Ave
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Phone: 313-881-8500
Fax: 313-881-7653
James Dingeman

James Henry Dingeman Jr.

Wednesday, April 12th, 1944 - Monday, December 24th, 2018
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James Henry Dingeman Jr., loving husband of Anne Virginia Ford Dingeman and devoted father, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, following a courageous battle against mantle cell lymphoma.
Jim grew up in Grosse Pointe Farms, graduated from Austin Catholic Prep High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Hillsdale College. His business career began in the late 1960s as a commercial banker with Bank of the Commonwealth in Detroit. He moved on and became a partner with Griggs Steel Co. in the 1970s, held an interest in Pikes Peak Water Co. in Colorado, joined a Los Angeles based performance driving/stunt company in the 1980s, and ran for U.S. Congress (Michigan 12th District) in 1990. Despite a defeat by the incumbent, his passion and devotion to the campaign generated many new friends at the state and federal levels with whom he kept in contact throughout his life.
His experience as a banker and business owner led him to a position with BBK Ltd. of Southfield, where he provided operational restructuring and turnaround services. In 1998, he purchased Sterling Supply, a cutting tool distribution and supply chain management concern in Ferndale. Prior to winding down in 2006, the company received several supplier of the year awards from American Axle and Manufacturing. He finished his career working for Oakland County as a business developer and film executive under L. Brooks Patterson. He retired in 2014.
Jim will be remembered by his friends and family as an outgoing, charismatic individual whose hobbies and interests included precision driving for movies and television, and was a member of the Screen Actors Guild; Steeplechase in Virginia; leisure boating and aviation, and had a pilot’s license; playing squash at the Detroit Athletic Club; hunting and shooting in Michigan, Colorado and Africa; sport fishing in the Caribbean; jogging in 10Ks and a marathon; water skiing on Lake Huron; and snow skiing at Otsego.
Jim experienced numerous adventures that resulted in interesting stories. His favorites were the Fort Lauderdale to Detroit boat trip with his sons; motorcycle touring Tibet and other remote locations with good friends; trips to Europe and elsewhere with his wife, Anne; and U.S. Air Force officer promotion ceremonies honoring his son, John. He was proud to watch his daughter, Ann, follow her dream and his path to the film business.
He is survived by his wife, Anne Ford Dingeman; daughter, Ann Fisher Dingeman; sons, James Henry Dingeman III (Bronwen Gay), Michael Defoe Dingeman and John Fisher Dingeman; grandchildren, Miles Henry Dingeman and Bronwen Lily Dingeman and sisters, Mary Ann Staff (Ed) and Patti Dingeman Moran, as well as several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Friday, Jan. 25, at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms.
Donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Michigan Chapter at lls.org/michigan.
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    Friday, January 25th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 25th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church
    Address
    157 Lakeshore Rd.
    Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan 48236
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    Donations may be made to the Michigan Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma society.

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Rob & Kristen Bigham

Posted at 12:02pm
Very sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts.
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The Midkiff Family

Posted at 03:50pm
Mary Ann & Ed, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.The Midkiffs, Richard, Marny, John & Heather
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john dingeman

Posted at 03:08pm
The greatest were the hugs I got before a deployment knowing he was proud; and when I came home knowing I was safe.
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Patti Moran

Posted at 05:19pm
My baby brother was not only a brother but a good friend. We had many different interests but always were good friends . I will miss him greatly. I will miss his daily phone calls,sometimes 3 a day, I will just miss him. He was proud of his kids and grandchildren. He was a hoot to listen to about some of his adventures with friends. God Bless Jimmy Love Patti
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MISS SMITH

Posted at 09:24am
DEAR DINGEMAN FAMILY, TAKE COMFORT IN KNOWING JAMES HAS THE HOPE OF LIVING AGAIN IN A PARADISE ON EARTH WHEN THERE WILL BE NO MORE CRIME, SICKNESS, OR DEATH ONLY- PEACE, RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PERFACT HEALTH! JEHOVAH THE "GOD OF ALL COMFORT" PROMISE US THIS. JOHN 5: 28-29, PSALM 37: 9-11, 2 COR 1: 3-4
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