Eunice Dinga

Eunice Dinga

  • Funeral Date: 4/15/14
  • Funeral Time: 11:00 AM
  • Date of Birth: 1/07/27
  • Date of Death: 4/12/14
  • Funeral Location: Bethlehem Lutheran Church - Mpls

Eunice V. Dinga
Age 87 of Bloomington, Minnesota, died Saturday morning, April 12, 2014 with her husband and family by her side. She was born January 7, 1927 to Lutheran missionary parents while they were serving in China.
She did it all – wife, mother, special ed teacher, world traveler, book clubs, Stephen Minister, bridge club, friends, shopper, camping in the US and Canada, cruises around the world, dining out, family, knitter, politics, weaver, singer, ceramics, painting with oils, walker… loved talking to everyone, being at the ocean, going barefoot, and warm sunny weather!
Preceded in death by her parents, Reverend and Mrs. Albert (Viola) Anderson; sisters Ruth (Dean) Lewis, Trudy (Myron) Hoff, Clara Anderson; brother Albert E. Anderson. Survived by loving husband and fellow traveler of 65 years, Gustav Dinga; children – Paul (Dorann Lucas) Dinga, Marc (Marianne) Dinga, Cheryl (Gregg) Feigum, Diane (John) Stratton; brother – Don (Anne) Anderson; sister-in-law – Delores Anderson; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, many relatives and friends.
Funeral service Tuesday 11am, with visitation one hour before, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Avenue S., Mpls, MN. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery, Northfield, MN.
Memorials are preferred to the “Dr. Gustav and Eunice Dinga Chemistry Scholarship Fund” Concordia College, 901 8th St. S., Moorhead, MN, 56562. Thanks to Wealshire of Bloomington, Pathfinder Care Management and Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Hospice for their loving and gentle care!
Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home.


  1. John Mattson

    To Gus and family:
    Edie and I send our deepest sympathies in yoour loss of Eunice.
    We were 1972 graduates of Concordia and you were my Chemistry advisor, Gus. I also ran the 1986 Twin Cities Marathon and talked to you at the start.
    We always enjoyed walking home from class and talking to Eunice on the porch or in your yard. She was a delight and a day brightener for two young students finding their way in life.
    May your memories of her fill you with warmth and happiness as they do us.

    God be with all of you. You are in our prayers.

    Love in Jesus The Christ,
    John Mattson
    2601 Huntington Circle
    Faribault, MN 55021

  2. Bob & Ruth Stefonowicz

    Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Bob always said Gus Dinga was his favorite teacher an model for his own teaching. Your journey with Eunice for 65 years was a loving one. May you all be comforted in knowing Eunice had a lasting impression on many lives. God bless you all.
    Bob Stefonowicz
    Class of 1961 Concordia

  3. Nancy Huber

    Eunice & Gus have been a special blessing at the Wealshire of Bloomington where I met them the first day came to work there.
    Eunice was always reading something interesting & loved to talk it over. She was encouraging & delightful to spend time with, laughing & singing a lot.
    Of course I got to know Gus and his sense of humor and his way of always handing out the “that was fun!” and “let’s sing that again!”comments with a grin. Gus was Eunice’s daily 2:30pm date for ice cream…even in the below zero weather! Gus & family, you are in my prayers…I am grateful that God blesses us each & every day with memories & each other…We are all missing her…Gus, come over for ice cream! with kindest regards, Nancy (Activities)

  4. Randall Erickson

    Gus,I’m so sorry for your loss, but know she is in the loving presence of our Father. I remember her smiling face when I stopped to see you on my trips to Fargo/Moorehead many tears ago. She would greet me at the front door and call out to you.
    Gus, I did learn to “learn through my hands”.

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