Richard “Rick” Dingman was born on Friday, September 28, 1962, in Jackson, Minnesota the son of Donald Duane and Carol (Teigen) Dingman.
Rick Dingman passed on Saturday, February 5, 2022, in Wheatland, Wyoming at the young age of 59. He passed unexpectedly with his wife at his side at the Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland. Rick had a short but strong fight with Stage IV Lung Cancer and is finally at peace. He spent his last moments heckling the nurses as usual.
On July 30, 1994 Rick was united in marriage with his soul mate Nicole Cother and from this marriage they were blessed with a beautiful daughter, Tiffani. They spent 28 long and loving years together.
Rick spent his time playing basketball, football, and baseball throughout his school years at Jackson. He graduated from Jackson High School in 1981 and attended Minnesota West Community College. Throughout his high school years’, he worked as a cook at Best Western and Santee Crossing. Rick was an avid hunter and fisherman in Minnesota throughout his childhood and adulthood. In his younger years, Rick enjoyed riding his dirt bike across Black Bridge in Jackson, proving that he was a true daredevil. Rick and Nicole’s love for cooking resulted in them operating their own catering truck named Mobile Cooks in Jackson from 2001 to 2004 and Wheatland. They served at rodeos, auctions, private events, and business cooperation’s. He was a master and hustler at pool, always leading his team to victory.
Rick was a jack of all trades, working in carpentry with his father, as a boiler maker, and many other avenues. He spent his life bettering himself and attempting to better those he surrounded him throughout his life. Rick had a profound impact on everyone around him, whether it be giving advice about how to build a shed, to teaching someone how to play pool, sharing his knowledge, and always making those around him laugh.
Rick is survived by his wife, Nicole Dingman; his daughter, Tiffani Dingman; and his many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Don and Carol Dingman; his uncle, Doug Tiegen; and numerous other family members and friends.
As dad would say, I will see you “later then now”.
Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.
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