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Larry C. Dingman

Iowa City

Larry C. Dingman, 77, of Iowa City, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at Mercy Hospital under the compassionate care of hospice with his family at his side.
A gathering for family and friends to celebrate Larry's life will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Larry's memory to Veterans Liberty Center in Iowa City or Mercy Hospital Foundation.
To share a thought, memory or condolence, please visit the funeral home website at www.gayandciha.com.
Larry Conrad Dingman was born on Nov. 22, 1941, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the son of Edward L. and Luella (Conrad) Dingman. Following graduation from St. John's High School in Houghton, Iowa, he attended Iowa State University. On Nov. 28, 1964, he married Victoria H. Chandler in Davenport, Iowa. Larry and his family later moved to Iowa City where, for more than 25 years, Larry worked in sales for Protein Blenders. After retirement his wife, Vicky, encouraged that he find a job, thus he starting driving semi-trucks for different companies and farmers.
It was said that Larry could sell ice to an Eskimo, that he never met a stranger, and there always was time for a story or two. Larry loved people and they loved him. He was Mr. Social, and fun-loving. Larry was a member of the Knights of Columbus, former longtime member of the Elks Club and the founder of the Veterans Liberty Center in Iowa City. His belief and passion was to help those who sacrificed so much in serving our country, "Our Veterans"!
Larry's family includes his wife, Victoria "Vicky"; daughter, Toni Dingman (Nick Stessman); son, Dave Dingman; sisters, Betty Anderson (Bill) and Kate Lamb (Timm); and brothers, Mike Dingman (Marcia) and Dan Dingman (Cathy).
Larry was preceded in death by his parents.
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