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Mary Dingbaum


Mary E. Dingbaum, 79, of Oelwein, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at Allen Hospital in Waterloo.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oelwein. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein., with a CDA rosary at 5 p.m. Interment: Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein.
Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com.
Mary Elizabeth Prier was born Sept. 18, 1936, in Farley, Iowa, the daughter of John and Agnes (Gravel) Prier. Mary was united in marriage to Irvin Joseph Dingbaum on Oct. 7, 1958, in Prairieburg. She was a homemaker and an Avon representative for over 20 years.
Mary was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Rita. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and cooking.
Mary is survived by her five children, Anita (Jim Peters) Dingbaum of Waterloo, Louise (Edward) Adams of Cedar Falls, Daniel (Kim) Dingbaum of Moorpark, Calif., Rebecca (Rick) Wilberding of Waterloo and Victoria (Craig Corkery) Dingbaum of Independence; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Alice Freiburger of Manchester; and two sisters-in-law, Rosemary Pasker of Manchester and Elsie Dingbaum of Dyersville.