HARTINGTON — Services for William “Bill” Dendinger, 75, Hartington, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 10 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington. Reverend Owen Korte will officiate. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Hartington.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church with a 7 p.m. vigil and will continue on Thursday at the church one hour before services.
Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is handling the arrangements.
William D. “Bill” Dendinger passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at his residence surrounded by loved ones.
You can watch a live stream of the funeral at www.facebook.com/WintzRay/live
Bill was born on February 3, 1947 in Laurel to Maurice and Monica (Heimes) Dendinger. He graduated from Hartington High School in 1969 and continued his education at Western Iowa Tech College of Commerce in Sioux City, Iowa. His first job was at Larson’s department store in Wayne selling shoes.
In November 1969, he began his career in the Hartington community as a manager of the Hartington Telephone Company. During his 47 years with the company, he was instrumental in the development of several companies, such as CedarVision and Hartington Telemarketing Inc. He was also associated with Rainbow Irrigations and B&L Rentals.
Alongside his business ventures, Bill has also been a prominent member of several boards and committees within the community, such as President of the Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Economic Development Board, Member of the Centennial Committee, as well as several interests volunteers such as serving at the Hartington Fire Department. as an EMT for 25 years.
Bill married Lisa Steffen in October 1986 in Hartington. Together they had three children: Tyler, Mark and Nancee. They continued to reside in Hartington throughout their 35 years of marriage. Bill has been very dedicated to his children throughout their lives by volunteering to coach their multiple sports. He took great pride in instilling morals, values and work ethic in his children. Along with his family, Bill has had many hobbies such as boating, motorcycling, hunting, farming and being a “Pa Bill”.
Bill is survived by his wife, Lisa Dendinger of Hartington; their children, Tyler (Kerrie) Dendinger of Randolph with their stepson, Kody and daughter Brantlee; Mark (Kirsten) Dendinger of Hartington with their daughter, Paxtynn; and Nancee Dendinger of Norfolk. He is also survived by his siblings, Jerry (Marlene) Dendinger of Hartington, Elizabeth (Steve) Keizer of Crofton and Terry (LouAnn) Dendinger of Hartington; and her sister-in-law Deena Dendinger of Springfield, Mo.
He was predeceased by his parents, Maurice and Monica Dendinger, and his brother, Ron Dendinger of Springfield, Mo.
The bearers will be Danny Heimes, Ron Lammers, Dean Dendinger, Roger Winkelbauer, Judd Keizer and Dennis Dendinger.
Honorary bearers will be Tom Noecker, Ty Peck Kenny Bohlken, Larry Bohlken, Bill Yates and employees of the telephone company.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude for the endless care and compassion, both physical and emotional, given during Bill’s battle with PSP (Progressive Supraneclear Palsy). Special thanks to Vicki Kleinschmit, Holly Hoeppner, Linda Steffen, and Kathi Gubbels, and many others for their continued love and support of our family.