Donna  Dinger

Obituary of Donna M. Dinger


Donna M. Dinger (nee Hoffman), 85, of Vermilion, died Saturday, October 2, 2021 at her home after a brief illness. 

She was born April 16, 1936 in Baxter , PA and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 58 years moving from Buffalo, NY.

Donna graduated from Brookville High School, Brookville, PA  in 1954.  She started her career as a school bus driver for Vermilion Schools, then she worked as a switchboard operator for Lorain Community Hospital.  She later became a secretary for Dr. L. B. Watson and Dr. Restifo.

She was a member of Beacon Baptist Church in Lorain and enjoyed crossword puzzles, puzzles, gardening, and feeding wildlife.  

She is survived by her son, Ken Dinger of Elyria; daughter, Susan (John) Sharp of Huron; grandchildren, Michael (Beth) Sharp and Jordan Brill; great granddaughter, Ashten; brother, William Hoffman of Dubois, PA; and her sister, Betty Miller of Hutto, TX.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John E Dinger, Sr. in 2008; son, John E. Dinger, Jr. in 2009; parents, Wayne and Madeline (nee Bennett) Hoffman; and her brothers, Jack and James Hoffman. 

Private graveside services will take place at Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.  

The family suggests memorial contributions to Back to the Wild, Inc, P.O. Box 423, 4504 Bardshar Road, Castalia, OH 44824 . 

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