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Our Staff


Brian Dingmann, CPFP

Brian Dingmann, CPFP

Funeral Director, Owner & Life Tribute Celebrant

Brian was raised in Annandale and graduated from Annandale High School in 1998.  He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Minnesota in 2001.  He has worked as a funeral director in Duluth, Mound and Sauk Rapids, before returning home to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services in the spring of 2006.   In 2011, Brian & his wife, Dana, were awarded the University of Minnesota, Program of Mortuary Science, Alumni of the Year. Since joining Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services, Brian has earned his designation as a Certified Professional in Funeral Planning (CPFP); this special training empowers funeral home staff to acknowledge the individual grief needs of the families they serve, educate those families and to meet the unique needs of each individual. In 2017, Brian was certified as a Life Tribute Celebrant; Celebrants are trained in creating unique and meaningful memorial experiences for families and communities.

In July of 2014, Brian and his wife, Dana, purchased Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services from his parents, Art and Marlene Dingmann.  Brian is the fourth generation to carry on the tradition as an owner and funeral director at Dingmann's.  The opportunity to assist families at one of the most difficult times is what Brian calls "a calling".  He is honored to continue the long tradition of service to the Annandale, Kimball and Maple Lake areas. 

Brian and his wife, Dana, live in Annandale and have three young children, Isabelle, Elias and Anneliese.   

Brian is a member of the Annandale, Kimball & Maple Lake Chambers of Commerce, the Annandale/Maple Lake Knights of Columbus. St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Minnesota Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association and Selected Independent Funeral Homes. He serves on the Annandale/Maple Lake Community Education Advisory Committee, St. Ignatius Finance Committee and the St. Ignatius Cemetery Board.  He has also served on the volunteer board of directors at Kimball Golf Club; where he has served as President, Treasurer and Secretary of the Board.  

Brian has been active with Children's Grief Connection as a Camp Counselor and Camp Director. Children's Grief Connection provides free camps and services for grieving children & their families. Brian currently serves on the Children's Grief Connection Finance Committee.

Brian also serves as the District 8 Representative on the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association Board of Directors.  

He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, traveling, attending local sporting events, and playing with the kids. 

Telephone: 1-320-274-8811

Email: brian@dingmannfuneral.com


Dana Dingmann

Dana Dingmann

Funeral Director & Owner

Dana is a 2000 graduate of Norman County East High School and was raised in Twin Valley.  She earned her Mortuary Science degree from the University of Minnesota in 2003.  She has worked as a funeral director in Eden Prairie, St. Cloud, and at Dingmann Funeral Care since 2007.   In 2011, Dana and her husband, Brian, were awarded the University of Minnesota, Program of Mortuary Science, Alumni of the Year.   

In July of 2014, Dana and her husband, Brian, purchased Dingmann Funeral Care from Art and Marlene Dingmann.  She is excited to continue the tradition of great service to the community. 

Dana, and her husband Brian, have three young children, Isabelle, Elias and Anneliese.  They live in Annandale. 

Dana is a member of the Annandale, Kimball and Maple Lake Chambers of Commerce, St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale Kiwanis Club, Minnesota Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association and Selected Independent Funeral Homes. She serves on the board of directors for the Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Annandale Kiwanis Club.

Dana has been active with Children's Grief Connection as a Camp Counselor, Helper Bee and as Program Director. They provide free camps and services to grieving children, their families and their communities. Dana currently serves on the Children's Grief Connection Board of Directors as their Secretary.

Dana enjoys traveling, attending local sporting events and spending time with her family and friends.

Telephone: 1-320-274-8811

Email: dana@dingmannfuneral.com


Michael Messina, CPFP

Michael Messina, CPFP

Funeral Director & Pre-Planning Consultant

Mike was raised in Duluth and graduated from Duluth Cathedral High School in 1979. He went on to earn a degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Minnesota in 1984. Mike has worked as a funeral director at Dingmann Funeral Care since 1984. Mike enjoys all aspects of funeral service and is currently focused on working with families to help them pre-plan meaningful funerals and memorial services and with following up with families following a service to assist families in any way he can. Mike has furthered his education in funeral service by earning his Certified Professional in Funeral Planning in 2017; this training empowers funeral practitioners to understand a families unique grief needs and to address those needs in a meaningful way.

Mike and his wife Mary live in Maple Lake and have three adult sons, Michael, Anthony and Dominic.

Mike is a member of St. Timothy’s Catholic Church and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Great River Regional Library System. Mike was a member of the Maple Lake Jaycees, Maple Lake Lions Club, Maple Lake Chamber and served as Mayor of Maple Lake for 14 years. He is also a member of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association and Selected Independent Funeral Homes.

Mike enjoys the outdoors, gardening, sports, helping those in need, volunteering at Love Inc., and spending time with family and friends. 

Telephone: 1-320-274-8811

Email: mike@dingmannfuneral.com


Art Dingmann

Art Dingmann

Retired Funeral Director

Art was raised in Kimball and graduated from Kimball High School in 1969.  He graduated from the Mortuary Science Program at the University of Minnesota in 1973.  Since then he has worked as a funeral director in Mankato before coming home to operate Dingmann Funeral Care in 1976. 

Art is married to Marlene and they live in Annandale. They have three adult children, Steven, Kimberly & Brian and five grandchildren, Isabelle, Ruby, Elias, Clara and Anneliese. 

In December of 2013, Art retired from working full time.  In July of 2014, he passed the torch to his son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Dana Dingmann.  Art still helps out from time to time at the funeral home and is enjoying his retirement. 

Art was a member of the Annandale Lions Club and Cardinal Athletic Foundation. He served 10 years on the Board of Directors for Children's Grief Connection and served on the Annandale Care Center Board.  He enjoys golfing, traveling and spoiling his grandchildren. 

Telephone: 1-320-274-8811

Email: art@dingmannfuneral.com


Marlene Dingmann

Marlene Dingmann

Retired

Marlene graduated from Kimball High School in 1969.  She has worked for Dingmann Funeral Care from 1976 until 2009 as an office administrator, after care counselor and hairdresser. 

In 2009, Marlene retired in order to have more time with her grandchildren.  In July of 2014, she and her husband, Art, passed the torch to their son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Dana Dingmann. 

Marlene is married to Art, they have three adult children, Steven, Kimberly and Brian and five grandchildren, Isabelle, Ruby, Elias, Clara and Anneliese 

Marlene is a member of the Annandale Improvement Club and St. Ignatius Catholic Church.  She enjoys golfing, traveling and especially playing with her grandchildren. 

Telephone: 1-320-274-8811


Laura Cheney

Laura Cheney

Office Administrator

Laura is a 1970 graduate of Annandale High School and earned her Associate of Arts degree from St. Cloud State University in 2006.  She has been a member of the team at Dingmann Funeral Care since 2003.  Laura, and her husband, Dean, reside in Annandale and have two adult chidren, Meggan and Logan and two granddaughters, Danika and Rowan.   

Laura enjoys time spent with her family, reading, going for walks, genealogy, and coin collecting. 

Telephone: 1-320-274-8811

Email: Laura@dingmannfuneral.com


Chuck Yanish

Chuck Yanish

Funeral Assistant



Herb Smith

Herb Smith

Funeral Assistant



Myron Morris

Myron Morris

Funeral Assistant



Maureen Dingmann

Maureen Dingmann

Funeral Assistant



Gary Jude

Funeral Assistant



Jerry Pietrowski

Funeral Assistant



Leo Wirth

Funeral Assistant



Linda Yanish

Administrative Support Staff


Telephone: 1-320-274-8811

Email: info@dingmannfuneral.com


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