Roger L. Dinges
Date of Birth
October 15, 1948
Osceola, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
January 12, 2022
Wahoo, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 ~ 10:00 a.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment with Military Honors at Calvary Catholic Cemetery ~ Lincoln, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 ~ 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


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Roger Lee Dinges, 73 of Wahoo, NE died Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at his residence in Wahoo.  He was born October 15, 1948 in Osceola, NE to Leo and Rose (Bengford) Dinges.  He lived and attended school in Osceola, NE through his sophomore year in high school, at which time his family moved to Lincoln, NE.  He attended and graduated from St. Pius X High School in 1966.   Soon after graduation he joined the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  In 1968 he flew to Vietnam in the heat of fighting with mortar and rocket attacks.  He was Officer in Chief of the 116th Helicopter Assault Company.  He was honorably discharged from his duties on Oct. 26, 1969.

He spent time in Detroit, MI and back to Lincoln.  He was employed with the City of Lincoln until he retired due to health conditions.  He moved from Lincoln to Wahoo in 2010.

Roger was an avid Nebraska football fan who never missed a game on TV and was an avid reader who had a large library of books.  He was a kind friend to everyone he met.  He knew and called all his acquaintances by their first name.  He loved his siblings and called each one every week.  To know Roger was to love him.

Roger is survived by his sisters, Lois Schofield of CA, LaVonne Mancini of MA, Carlene Reeves of Wahoo, Mary Kuhn of MA; sister-in-law, Marilyn Dinges of CA; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Joseph, sister, Charlotte Myers; brothers, LeRoy, Robert Dinges; 5 brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law.


Condolences for Roger L. Dinges
  1. Dennis Jones
    • January 15, 2022 - 1 week ago

    A lot of fun times with Roger while in Osceola and Lincoln. A gentle soul who never had an unkind word about anyone. Invited me to dinner with Charlotte and his mom in Lincoln a few times. Fond memories.

  2. Sandra and Ron Jones
    • January 15, 2022 - 1 week ago

    Sorry for your loss. Roger worked for my husband, Ron Jones, at UNL many years ago, in the Biological Science Dept.
    Many fond memories. He used to come to our house every year to watch the Super Bowl.
    He enjoyed being with our kids, Scott and Carrie.

  3. Mary Kuhn, sister
    • January 15, 2022 - 1 week ago

    To my beloved baby brother. I will miss your weekly phone calls and all the love you gave to me. You are
    one of the kindest people I know and I am very proud of the person you came to be. RIP Roger with your
    beloved mother, Rose, sister Charlotte, and brothers
    Lee and Bob. All my love, Mary

  4. Dana Castillo
    • January 16, 2022 - 1 week ago

    Uncle Roger will be missed. When I was young, he stayed with our family and spent time in Detroit. It’s such a loss because we didn’t have a chance to introduce him to our Charlotte and my husband. The Dinges men are up in heaven together now. The Castillos will miss him but at least he’s not alone up there. ❤️

  5. Bobby Dinges
    • January 16, 2022 - 1 week ago

    Uncle Roger moved to Detroit to try something new and he introduced me to baseball as a very young boy. We went to quite a few Detroit Tiger games. 2 dollar center field bleachers seats were the best seats in the house to a kid. He was very good uncle. I remember he loved Frank Sinatra. He had atleast 20 albums of his. Over the years we lost touch but he was a good man. He will be missed.
    Bobby Dinges

  6. LaVonne Mancini
    • January 17, 2022 - 1 week ago

    I will miss your weekly phone calls. “This is your brother, Roger Dinges calling.”, and I could see your big smile. You are safely home in the arms of the Lord now with all of our beloved family. We will miss you Roger. Love, your sister, Lavonne.

  7. Janis Mancini
    • January 17, 2022 - 1 week ago

    Uncle Roger was amongst one of the sweetest people I know. He was thoughtful, kind and he loved his family. Rest In Peace. Always love, your niece, Janis Mancini

  8. Cheryl Kuhn Thompson
    • January 17, 2022 - 1 week ago

    RIP Uncle Roger. I remember when I was a kid visiting family in Nebraska during the summers and swimming at the pool at your apartment complex in Lincoln. You had a kind and gentle spirit. I take comfort knowing that all the Dinges uncles are together now.

  9. Kenneth W Bowe
    • January 17, 2022 - 1 week ago

    Roger was a lifelong friend and brother ! We were neighbors in Osceola since we were 3 years old. We still spoke weekly about all matters of interest and concern. He was my best friend in this life ! Roger was a model of kindness, grace, and temperance. Through years of illness he remained positive, kind, and optimistic. He was my role model in how to lead a graceful and dignified life in the face of difficulty . Thank you for your life. Love you always brother !!!

  10. Christine Kuhn Macaluso
    • January 17, 2022 - 1 week ago

    Glad to know Roger’s last years were happy ones. I had not seen him for a long time but was kept up to date by my mother. I remember he had a water bed in Charlotte’s basement which we played on which I bet he didn’t know about and we thought was pretty cool. I also remember him always being happy to see you. xo

  11. Ardith Schutte
    • January 17, 2022 - 1 week ago

    So very sorry for your loss of Roger. At a young age Roger was always eager to be outside joining the group of neighbor kids in a game of softball or sleigh riding down the street marked off by the city, or anything else that was going on. Many years later I visited the Dinges home in Lincoln at Rose’s passing. When I entered their home, I didn’t expect Roger to still remember his “old” next door neighbor. I was so surprised that he did. I could just see his thoughtfulness. A very kind, caring, considerate Roger is now in Heaven and resting peacefully. You will always be remembered and loved by many— and especially by this “old” neighbor.

  12. Lois Schofield
    • January 17, 2022 - 7 days ago

    Today is Monday 1/17. I’m expecting my usual catch up call from Roger. If he doesn’t call soon, I’ll call him. Mondays are our catch-up day. All the family had a call day with Roger. Brother Lee had Sundays. I’m sitting here waiting for my call from my baby brother Roger. Last week, Roger said, “Lois, I hope to see you one last time.” Little did we know that would be our last conversation. However, I will see Roger in heaven, in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, our heavenly Father and Holy Spirit. Until that day comes, I will have a one-sided conversation with Roger anytime of the week or hour. Roger you are perfect now in God’s presence. Love your oldest sister, Lois

  13. Nancy Dinges Smith
    • January 17, 2022 - 7 days ago

    I always enjoyed my visits with Uncle Roger. He had a wealth of knowledge and loved what he had to say and share. My dad, LeRoy, always looked forward to their conversations on Sunday morning, talking Nebraska football, sports, and politics. Now they are both sitting together complaining about Nebraska football. They’ll have a good year one of these years! We love you Uncle Roger! You will be greatly missed!

  14. Michelle Romero (Schofield)
    • January 18, 2022 - 6 days ago

    Rest In Peace Uncle Roger. Your family loved you very much.

  15. Marilyn Dinges
    • January 18, 2022 - 6 days ago

    Rest In Peace, Roger. Your kind, gentle, caring nature was a gift to family and friends. The Dinges men now with their beloved Rose and Charlotte. We will miss you.

  16. Patricia Kennedy
    • January 18, 2022 - 6 days ago

    My dear, dear Uncle Roger.
    May your mind, heart and soul be at peace
    and rest with the Lord.
    You will always be in my heart.
    Love, Patricia

  17. Laurie Schofield
    • January 18, 2022 - 6 days ago

    Uncle Roger was my godfather. He was always kind to me. My mother loved her baby brother and enjoyed her weekly phone calls with him. He will be greatly missed by his sisters, family, and friends. Rest in peace.

  18. Mary Kuhn, sister
    • January 18, 2022 - 6 days ago

    So grateful for the live streaming funeral
    service. From East Coast to West Coast and
    in between we were able to be there in Spirit
    singing, praying, and committing Roger’s
    Spirit to the Lord. I am deeply touched by
    all the words and blessings spoken.

  19. Bruce Nieveen
    • January 18, 2022 - 6 days ago

    I worked with Roger at the City of Lincoln. Always enjoyed his company and spending time off with him.

  20. Carlene Reeves
    • January 21, 2022 - 3 days ago

    Roger your funeral was Tuesday and today is Friday. It is hard to believe you are gone. Plan no your funeral was the hardest thing I have done for a long time. I tried hard to make it all about you. I know you would have been humbled. You were such a kind loving person. I am happy you are free now and with our Lord. You were a faithful loving servant. Love you always little brother. Carlene

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