Rick S. Dingo of Chesaning, age 65, passed away early Wednesday morning, May 14, 2020 at Covenant HealthCare, Saginaw.
Rick was born September 8, 1954 to Edward J. and Stella M. (Siedlecka) Dingo. After growing up in Oakley, he graduated from Chesaning High School in 1972. He worked at Roycraft Coach in Chesaning for a short time, then worked at General Motors, Saginaw Steering Gear, Plant 2 for many years, retiring on disability . He was a proud member of U.A.W. Local 699. He was very proud of the fact that he was able to work alongside his father at General Motors and they rode to work together for many years before his father’s retirement. Rick dealt with many health issues in his lifetime. He underwent a double organ transplant in 1996. He was a longtime promoter of organ and tissue donation and served on the Recipient Advisory Committee Board at the Gift of Life in Ann Arbor for many years. He was a member of the T.I.M.E. Support Group where he served as officer for several years.
He was always very proud of his two daughters and his grandson and enjoyed spending time with them whenever possible. Rick had many pets in his lifetime and was very proud of his dog, Tobey, which he had for 16 years. Most recent pets were his cats, Binx and Ruby, and his dog, Sparty. He greatly enjoyed deer hunting in the U.P. before health issues would not allow him to continue the sport. He was also an avid NASCAR fan. Rick was well known in the area for his willingness to always help others in their time of need.
Rick is survived by his life partner, Cindy Baker; his two daughters, Carolynn (John) Neumann of Chesaning and Grace (Kelli) Dingo of Harrison; a grandson, Tilson Garrick Dingo of Harrison; brother, Edward (Sue) Dingo of Oakley; sister, Christine (Jeff) Hughey of Tennessee; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and a granddaughter, Jaidyn Dingo.
Per Rick’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Rick’s Life will be announced later. Memorial contributions may be made to his favorite restaurant, Junction of Hope, 4136 Peet Road, Chesaning, MI 48616. You may light a memorial candle or share a memory at misiukfuneralhome.com.
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