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Sauk Rapids
Sauk Rapids
Contact Information
(320) 251-1454

email address: saukrapids@williamsdingmann.com
Address
324 2nd Avenue South
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
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Leo Ross started the Sauk Rapids Funeral Home in the 1930’s. From 1953-1974 Larry Veeser was the funeral director and owner. Douglas E. Dingmann purchased the Sauk Rapids Funeral Home from Larry Veeser in 1974. It has been in the Dingmann family since that time. In the fall of 2008 the Williams and Dingmann families partnered to form Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Homes.

We would like to thank the many families we have been privileged to serve over the years.  We value your continued trust and confidence in us as Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Homes now under the ownership of:  Deb Dingmann and Doug Dingmann.
Pictured by horse drawn hearse: Tom Williams, Deb Dingmann, Doug R. Dingmann, Doug E. Dingmann
Pictured by horse drawn hearse: Tom Williams, Deb Dingmann, Doug R. Dingmann, Doug E. Dingmann
Staff
Deb Dingmann CFSP

Deb Dingmann CFSP
Funeral Director/Mortician/Owner
debdingmann@williamsdingmann.com

  • 1991 graduate College of St. Scholastica, Duluth - Bachelor of Arts in Health Information Administration.
  • 1995 graduate University of Minnesota, Mpls. - Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science.
  • Member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sauk Rapids Chamber, Forum of Executive Women, Zonta International, MN Funeral Directors Assoc., National Funeral Directors Assoc., Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, MN Coalition for Death Education

Joined her father and brothers in the family business in 1995.
Enjoys golfing, camping and spending time with her four children.


Doug R. Dingmann CFSP

Doug R. Dingmann CFSP
Funeral Director/Mortician/Owner
dougdingmann@williamsdingmann.com

  • Graduate of St. Cloud Cathedral High School.
  • Graduate of University of Minnesota: Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science.
  • Member of the Church of St. Paul in St. Cloud, Knights of Columbus, Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, Sauk Rapids Fire Department, Eagles Club.
  • Board member of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association

Joined his family in the funeral business after graduating in 1994.
Enjoys spending time with his family at the lake. Doug and his Wife Lisa have 4 daughters.


Douglas E. Dingmann CFSP

Douglas E. Dingmann CFSP
Funeral Director/Mortician


  • Attended St. Cloud State University and the University of Minnesota.
  • Certified Funeral Service Practitioner by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.
  • Member of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association; Member of the National Funeral Directors Association and Cremation Association of North America.
  • Member of the Sauk Rapids Lions Club, St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, Parishioner of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Becker, MN;

Third generation funeral director, licensed since 1970.
Doug and his wife Karen have two sons, two daughters and 15 grandchildren.


Thomas J. Willliams

Thomas J. Willliams
Funeral Director/Mortician
twilliams@williamsdingmann.com

  • Graduate of St. Cloud Cathedral High School.
  • Graduate of University of MN in Mortuary Science.
  • Member of National Funeral Directors Association; Select Independent Funeral Homes; MN Funeral Directors Association and long time chair of the MN Funeral Directors Legislative Committee.
  • Member of the Stearns Bank Board of Directors; Trustee of the St. Cloud Boys and Girls Club; Member of the St. Cloud Eagles and Optimists Clubs and other civic and service organizations.
  • Member of St. Paul's Catholic Church

Joined father, Barney Williams in 1967 in the operation of the Williams Funeral Home in St. Cloud.
Tom enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his family including his wife, Catherine Ann (Kub) Williams, 6 children and 14 grandchildren.


Bruce Dorn

Bruce Dorn
Funeral Director/Mortician
bdorn@williamsdingmann.com

  • 1998 Graduate of the University of Minnesota: Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science.
  • Served in Minnesota Army National Guard: 1992-2000 as Telecommunications Computer Repairman and Mortuary Affairs Specialist
  • Member Holy Cross Lutheran Church
  • Member of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of the National Funeral Directors Association



Emily Grow

Emily Grow
Funeral Director/Mortician
egrow@williamsdingmann.com

  • 2005 Graduate of Cathedral High School
  • 2009 Graduate of the University of Minnesota: Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science
  • Member of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, St. Cloud
  • Member of the National Funeral Directors Association

Joined the firm in August of 2010. Personal interests include spending time with family and friends, fishing, spending time at the cabin, reading, coaching and playing volleyball and decorating her home.


Ashley Prentice

Ashley Prentice
Funeral Director/Mortician
aprentice@williamsdingmann.com

  • 2007 Graduate of St. Cloud State University: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • 2010 Graduate of the University of Minnesota: Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science.
  • Member of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association

Joined the firm in January of 2011.
Personal interests include reading, scrapbooking, fishing and spending time with her family and husband, Ryan.


Edward Vierzba

Edward Vierzba
Funeral Director/Mortician
evierzba@williamsdingmann.com

  • Graduate of University of Minnesota: Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science.
  • Member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, St. Cloud; involved as an usher.
  • Member of St. Cloud Eagles Club.

Employed as a Funeral Director since 1982. Member of the firm since 1987. Ed and his wife Lori have four children. They are lifelong residents of St. Cloud.

Sara Pearson

Sara Pearson
Funeral Director/ Mortician
spearson@williamsdingmann.com

  • 2012 Graduate of the University of Minnesota: Bachelors Degree in Mortuary Science.
  • Attended Saint Cloud State University.
  • Member of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association.
  • Member of the National Funeral Dirctors Association

Grew up in Fulda, Minnesota. Joined the firm in 2013.

Al Dingmann

Al Dingmann
Administrative Staff
adingmann@williamsdingmann.com

  • Graduate of St. Cloud State University.
  • Member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Kimball, Kimball Sports Booster Club, former President.

Joined his family in the funeral business in 1999.
Enjoys golfing, biking, and attending his children's sporting events.
Al and his wife Maureen have three children.


Joel Athmann

Joel Athmann
Chief Financial Officer
jathmann@williamsdingmann.com

  • Graduate of Sauk Centre Senior High School.
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. Cloud State University.
  • Member of the Church of St. Paul and serves on the church finance committee, treasurer of the St. Cloud Youth Hockey Association, member of Eagles Aerie #622.
  • Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Worked for a local CPA firm for 8 years in the audit and tax areas.
Joined the firm in 1995.
Enjoys camping, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family, wife Bonnie and three children.


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