2/1/1973 ~ 8/8/2018
Andre LaMont Dingemanse, 45, Fairview, passed away August 8, 2018, unexpectedly at his home.
This man was more than just a son, brother, dad, or friend, he was a man who cared about people. He had a zest for life that bordered on the side of dare-devil, but held a big heart that loved to help others in need. He had an infectious laugh that he used in combination with his burly whisker growth to hide his sensitive side.
Andre was born February 1, 1973, to Adriaan and Grace Dingemanse in Mt. Pleasant, UT, and resided with his family in Oak Creek just north of Fairview. He was the fourth of five children, coming in line between his two sisters. Growing up, he loved to tease his sisters, especially the older one, almost contsantly. These three younger children were like the 3 Musketeers during a large portion of their years growing up.
Andre was a true, blue Sanpeter. He went to elementary school in Fairview, middle school in Moroni, and North Sanpete High School in Mt. Pleasant. He gradutated in 1991, and joined the United States Navy in 1992. He served four years in the navy, earning numerous medals.
Andre also served his local community for six years with the Fairview Fire department, and has such also went on many calls with the ambulance and served as a driver. He was a great support to his fellow EMS crew members, especially when they dealt with difficult cases. He also served several years with the Sanpete County Search and Rescue.
Andre was a multi-talented man. He was a naval aircraft mechanic, roofer, oil rig worker, haz-mat truck driver, and machine mechanic. He loved hunting, fishing, cutting fire wood, and the Demoliton Derby. He traveled throughout the state, and a few in neighboring states, with his buddies competing in the derbies for years. He has many trophies displaying the memories of years of this passion.
He met Randy Barcenas in 2003, and took her in with her three children. He welcomed Jon Randy Dingemanse into this world on January 29, 2004, and Cole Dre Dingmenase on May 29, 2005. These boys became his pride and joy.
His passing has taken both his family and this community by surprise, and he will be greatly missed! Funeral services will be held Saturday August 18, 2018, in the Fairview 1st Ward LDS chapel at 1:00 pm. There will be a viewing prior to services from 11:00 – 12:30 pm. Interment will be in the Fairview City Cemetery with military honors.
He is preceded in death by his father, Adriaan, and by his niece, Katherine Elisabeth Wade. He is survived by his sons, Jon and Cole; his mother, Grace (Lee) Suder, Manti; brothers Jacques (Lucinda) Dingemanse, Manti; Maurice (Tracie) Dingemanse, Manhattan, KS; sisters Monique (Wade) Nilsson, Manti; Nicole Malstrom, Manti; and numerous nieces and nephews that all hold his memory dear.
Funeral service will be held Saturday August 18, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Fairview 1st Ward Chapel Will a viewing from from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to services at the church. Interment in the Fairview City Cemetery. Online condolence at rasmussenmortuary.com