Daniel Funeral Home & Cremation Service

Barbara "Barbie" Ann Dingmann

April 5, 1959 – February 2, 2024

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Barbara “Barbie” Ann Dingmann (Stock), age 64, of Montrose, Minnesota. Barbie passed away on Friday, February 2, 2024, peacefully at home surrounded by her beloved husband, several siblings and family. Reverend Kenneth O’Hotto will officiate. Entombment will take place at Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud.

 

Visitation will be held Monday, February 12, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud; and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the Church.

 

Barbie was born on April 5, 1959, in St. Cloud Minnesota.  She was the 8th of 12 children born to Wilfred and Agnes (Bloch) Stock. She was persistent in her 20-year battle with three different types of cancer which she handled with grace and courage.  She participated in numerous fundraisers to help others, most notably the Susan B. Koman cancer walk and the Eagan Relay for Life.

 

Barbie is survived by her husband, Mark, brothers and sisters, Sharon (Harold) Ramler of St. Cloud, Carol Ennenga of Fridley, Allan of North Las Vegas, NV, Vernon of St. Cloud, Elaine (Charles) Wagner of Dayton, Ronald (Bonnie) of St. Cloud, Lori (Gary) Brix of Clear Lake, Ralph of Bemidji, and Connie Schwinghammer of St. Cloud, brother and sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.

 

She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Wilfred and Agnes Stock, brothers, Roger and Gerald, father-in-law/mother-in-law, Sylvester and Christine Dingmann and nephews Tyler and TJ.

 

Barbie graduated from Apollo High School in 1978. She went on to study at Willmar Area Vocational Technical Institute.  She met her husband Mark at the Trader and Trapper when he asked her to dance.  They married on July 3, 1982.  With no children of their own, they spent time with their nieces and nephews.  Barbie has several Godchildren that were very special to her.  She also treasured the 10 years she took care of the neighbor’s children in Eagan.  Most recently, the homemade Christmas cards made for her by the neighbor kids in Montrose brought her so much joy!

 

Barbie enjoyed close to 35 years working in various jobs at the St. Cloud and Minneapolis VA Medical Centers.  The Veterans enjoyed her as much as she enjoyed them.  After she retired, she kept in touch with them by volunteering at the center.

 

Anyone that knew Barbie enjoyed her gentle soul.  It was easy for her to walk up to people and start a conversation with them, asking them about themselves and their loved ones.  She was curious and sincerely interested in all those she met.  She loved holidays and attended many celebrations with holiday earrings and light-up necklaces.

 

Barbie had a deep faith and volunteered by feeding the homeless in Minneapolis, serving coffee to Veterans; and she was especially proud of her participation in a TEC Retreat (Together Encountering Christ #361).

 

Thank you to all family and friends who have extended their love and support during Barbie’s cancer journey.

 

A very special thank you to Barbie and Mark’s best friend, Lyle Dahlin.  She also wanted to thank her Oncologist, Dr. Timothy J. Hobday, the Mayo Clinic for her medical care, and Ridgeview Hospice for their compassionate care.  Donations to the Mayo Clinic may be made in lieu of flowers.


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I knew Barb for many years when we both worked at the VA.
Despite all the challenges of her illnesses, she never lost her ability to laugh.

May she rest on eagle’s wings that take her up above the clouds where God’s angels reside and where she will find eternal peace.

coworkers at the VA were informed within the last few days about the death of Barb. Barbie was always smiling even after her diagnosis with cancer. She kept moving forward day by day. I miss the lunch break time with her RIP

So sorry to hear about barb passing. Worked with her for many years at the va hospital. She was a good friend and had many good times together. Rest in peace my friend.

I am so sorry I missed the service. I just saw the notice today. I worked with Barb at the Minneapolis VA for a few years. She always has such a positive attitude and was a joy to be around. She was good at bringing up my spirits when I was down. She will be greatly misses.

Mark: Your uncle Lee and I send our thoughts and prayers today as you lay your Barbie to rest. Knowing she is released from pain and suffering, she now enjoys her heavenly reward for living a life in Jesus. You now will begin living with all the beautiful memories you and Barbie created while you shared the special bonds of Marriage. Please know that our heart and thoughts were with you today and always./ Uncle Lee and Kevin

We are so truly sorry for your loss, Barb was always so kind and such a nice person to both of us, we will miss seeing her and miss the little chatts from time to time. Sending our deepest sympothys, Tom and Kellie

my deepest sympathies. Barb was always kind and loving and she was funny. I remember some of our trips up north when the guys were fishing and the girls were in town. we had a great time.

I am so very sorry for your loss, I know how difficult it can be to lose a sister. Nancy

Services

12 Feb

Visitation

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud

Schedule Details

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Barbara “Barbie” Ann Dingmann (Stock), age 64, of Montrose, Minnesota. Barbie passed away on Friday, February 2, 2024, peacefully at home surrounded by her beloved husband, several siblings and family. Reverend Kenneth O’Hotto will officiate. Entombment will take place at Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud.

 

Visitation will be held Monday, February 12, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud; and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the Church.