William B. Dinges

Born: Monday, March 27, 1944
Passed: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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William B. Dinges, 74, was born March 27, 1944 in Freeport, IL to Roy and Leona (Byrem) Dinges. He graduated from East High School in Rockford, IL in 1962. Graduated from NIU with a Bachelors in Education, and National Lewis University with a Masters in teaching. He taught in the Rockford Public School System for 34 years, most recently at Auburn High School, retiring in 2001. William was a wonderful teacher, always caring about each and every student he taught. He loved to golf, travel and spend time with family and friends.
William is survived by his loving wife, Nancy; son, Aaron (Jill) Dinges; step-daughter, Kelly (Jim) Duncan; and step-son, Craig (Leah) Carter. He is also survived by the light of his life, his five grandchildren, Abraham Dinges, Kylie and Kendall Duncan, and Wyatt and Colton Carter. Also survived by numerous cousins throughout the country; and sisters-in-laws, Pat Dinges, Kitty Keene, and Carolyn Redenius. Predeceased by his parents; brother, Gary Dinges; and aunts and uncles.
Private graveside services will be held at Lawnridge Cemetery in Rochelle, IL. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Mark Lutheran Church, 675 N. Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107.

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  1. John & Karen Massetti

    Nancy So sorry for your loss. We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family,. I remember how we met and John already knew Bill. Small world! Take care and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Salina Brown

    Mr. Dinges was one of my teachers at Auburn he was a awesome teacher Prayers to his family may God Bless you all and Comfort you in your time of need

  3. John and Connie Heins

    Nancy and family, "For every ending, there is a new beginning." We have such fond memories of fun trips together -- and Bill's breakfasts. May God's love surround and support you.

  4. Chuck Divine

    Some of my best teaching years was at Auburn High School. Bill was one of my closest friends at Auburn. The social students was a closely knit social studies department. Bill and Allen Gumbrell were of great help to me when I packed up the uhaul for my move to Florida. And I will never forget when we had Department outings to Beloit Snappers minor league baseball. Rest In Peace. Bill, you will be missed and it was people like you that made me teaching career enjoyable by have colleagues like you.

  5. Craig Shaver

    Had the honor to work with Bill at Auburn High School. He was a model teacher, person and one of the kindest souls I've ever met. Don't make them any better.

  6. Kathy Murawski Lonergan

    Bill was in our EHS 1962 class. I have entered his information in our class website I did not know Bill, but saw his obit in the paper today.

  7. Craig Dinges

    My Uncle Bill made my life special! I have great love and respect for him and his entire extended family! Thanks to Uncle Bill for my love of The Cubs and cowboy boots! God Bless You Nancy!

  8. Rod and Irene Jacobson

    We have missed him dearly! his holiday "Glug" that could cure the common cold and the trips to the dells with every single time a cherished memory

  9. Greg & Debbie

    We always enjoyed visiting Bill & Nancy - lots of loons, glug, Bill's wonderful grilled steaks and he introduced us to Smith & Kerns. Bill was such a sweet and generous man. And he was lucky to have Nancy to love and care for him. Our deepest sympathy to Nancy, Aaron, Kelly, Craig and the rest of the family.

  10. Susan Swank & family

    Bill was the kindest, smartest, most generous person & cousin with the greatest sense of humor. Bill would drive to Freeport weekly after he retired to take Dave out to lunch which meant so much to Dave. We always enjoyed our gettogethers with all the cousins & Nancy, too! God bless you, Nancy, for taking such good care of him for years.There's a special place in heaven for you, Nancy, and Bill. Sending you our love and condolences. Hugs, Sue, Angie , Jon, Mindy, & Fletch

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