Joseph Michael Dinger, 66, of Forsyth, became healed in the arms of Jesus Tuesday June 1, 2021, with his family by his side.
Joe was born July 30, 1954, in Mount Vernon, Washington. His first few years of life were as hard as his last due to severe allergies, resulting in the family's move to Hawaii. Once Joe's allergies stabilized they relocated to California where he spent most of his school-aged years and beyond being raised by his father, Harlan Dinger.
In 1980, Joe relocated with his wife at the time, Debbie Dinger, to Forsyth, MO and shortly thereafter had their daughter, Mandi (Dinger) Rogers.
Joe loved this town from the start and served the community in various ways over the years as Forsyth City Manager, auto-body & construction work before opening his own business in the early 1990's, Forsyth Oil & Lube, which he prided himself in running up until his accident in 2009.
Joe met a beautiful brown-eyed girl, Barbara Dinger, shortly after starting his business. She was the love of his life and they married Feb. 28, 1998 bringing together two families that would result in many beloved grandchildren.
Joe is preceded in death by his father, Harlan Dinger; biological mother, Marian Dinger, sister, Shirley Waters; and brothers: John, Jim, and Dale Dinger.
He is survived by his mother, Barbara Dinger of CA; wife, Barbara Dinger of the home; daughters Mandi (Dinger) Rogers of Forsyth, MO, and Bobbie Jo (James) Shelby of Gainesville, MO; sons: Chad Ervin (Sarah) of Taneyville, MO, and Derrick Ervin (Serena) of Cedar Creek, MO; sisters Barbara Benitez, Carol Keith (Kevin), Ellen Hinkle (Maurice), all of CA, Kelly Bray (Jack) of GA, and Janette Bauden of WA; and 9 grandchildren: Bryce, Baylie Jo, Brody, Berklee, Seth, Makayla, Kane, Lanie, Ellison; and numerous nieces and nephews whom he held near and dear to his heart.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations are suggested to: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
A Celebration of Life will be held July 31, 2021. Further details are pending for the service and will be communicated by the family soon.