Willard E. Dinges, 88, of Fairview Heights, IL, born June 15, 1928, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Cedarhurst of Shiloh, Shiloh, IL.
Mr. Dinges was employed as secretary-treasurer and office manager of Rite Electric Company, Granite City, IL, for more than 34 years before his retirement in June, 1990. Willy was a member of many fraternal organizations, some for more than 60 years. They include the Belleville Swansea Moose Lodge 1221, Moose Fellowship, Moose Degree Staff, Masonic Lodge #24 AF & AM, Belleville Council #67, Royal Arch Masons #106, Tancred Commandry #50 K.T., Ainad Shrine, and a former member of the Ainad Drum & Bugle Corp.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Shirley J., nee Doolittle, Dinges, whom he married on February 17, 1961, and who died on May 29, 2009; his parents, Arthur and Minnie, nee Lindauer, Dinges; a brother, Erwin A. (Mildred) Dinges; a sister, Ethel (Fred) Mueller; and a brother-in-law, Les Miller.
Surviving are his son, Brian E. Dinges of Fairview Heights, IL;
a sister, Dorothy Miller of Belleville, IL;
nieces and nephews, Tom Dinges,
and Wesley Doolittle;
and their families.
Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.