Celestine Mary Diimig

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Name Celestine Mary Diimig
Born 1924-07-09 Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa
Gender F
Died 2012-10-04 Odebolt Nursing & Rehab Center, Odebolt, Sac County, Iowa
Buried St. Martin’s Catholic Cemetery, Odebolt, Iowa
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Father Joseph Herman Diimig b. (1880-03-04, Chatsworth, Livingston County, Illinois) d. (1936-06-12, Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa)
Mother Gertrude M. Smith b. (1890-06-23, Ida County, Iowa) d. (1971-05)
Married 1909-10-26, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa
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Family Paul Alfred Dinges b. (1923-03-17) d. (2011-03-16, Odebolt Nursing & Rehab Center, Odebolt, Sac County, Iowa)
Married 1946-11-19, St. Martin’s Church, Sunnyvale, California
Children 3 Living
2 Living
1 Living
0 Living
Paul Dinges and Celestine Diimig
Wedding announcement


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Celestine Mary Diimig
Obituary Photo
Dinges Hotel
Odebold, Iowa
Known as “The Travelers Home” prior to 1965


Celestine Dinges, age 88, of Odebolt, Iowa, died Thursday, October 4, 2012, at the Odebolt Nursing & Rehab Center in Odebolt.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Odebolt, Iowa, under the direction of Christensen-Huffman Funeral Homes. The Reverend Richard Ball will officiate, with burial to follow in St. Martin’s Catholic Cemetery, Odebolt. Friends may call at Christensen-Huffman Funeral Home in Odebolt on Monday from 6-8 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Online condolences may be directed to www.christensenhuffman.com.

Born July 9, 1924, in Danbury, Iowa, Celestine Mary Dinges was the daughter of Joseph Henry and Gertrude (Smith) Diimig. She grew up and received her education in Danbury, then took business courses at Odebolt High School where she earned her diploma. Following graduation, Celestine worked several years at the Martin Bomber Plant and did domestic work for the Striker family in Omaha, Nebraska.

On November 19, 1946, she was united in marriage to Paul Dinges at Sunnyvale, California. The couple made their home in Odebolt. Four children, Jeanette, Rosemary, Mark, and Sheila, were born to the couple. Celestine owned and operated the Dinges Hotel, a hotel, coffee shop, private dining room, and catering service, in Odebolt for many years.

She was a faithful member of St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Odebolt, was an avid bridge player, and enjoyed traveling and gardening.

Survivors four children, Jeanette Shortley of Portland, OR, Rosemary (Larry Armstrong) Dinges of Spokane, WA, Mark (Kelly) Dinges of Des Moines, and Sheila Smith of Oak Park, IL; four grandchildren; two brothers, Paul Diimig and Robert Diimig; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Paul in 2011; her parents; four sisters; and four brothers.

She passed away Oct. 4 at Odebolt Nursing & Rehab Center in Odebolt.