Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Doug R. Dingmann CFSP Funeral Director/Mortician/Owner

  • Graduate of St. Cloud Cathedral High School.
  • 1994 Graduate of University of Minnesota: Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science.
  • Member of the Church of St. Paul in St. Cloud, Knights of Columbus, Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, Sauk Rapids Fire Department, Eagles Club.

 

Joined his family in the funeral business after graduating in 1994. Enjoys spending time with his family at the lake. Doug and his Wife Lisa have 4 daughters.

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Deb Dingmann CFSP Funeral Director/Mortician/Owner

  • 1991 graduate College of St. Scholastica, Duluth - Bachelor of Arts in Health Information Administration.
  • 1995 graduate University of Minnesota, Mpls. - Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science.
  • Member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sauk Rapids Chamber, Forum of Executive Women, Zonta International, MN Funeral Directors Assoc., National Funeral Directors Assoc., Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, MN Coalition for Death Education.

 

Joined her father and brother in the family business in 1995. Enjoys golfing, camping and spending time with her four children.

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Edward Vierzba Funeral Director/Mortician

  • Graduate of University of Minnesota: Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science.
  • Member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, St. Cloud; involved as an usher.
  • Member of St. Cloud Eagles Club.

 

Employed as a Funeral Director since 1982. Member of the firm since 1987. Ed and his wife Lori have four children. They are lifelong residents of St. Cloud.

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Emily Fairchild Funeral Director/Mortician

  • 2005 Graduate of Cathedral High School
  • 2009 Graduate of the University of Minnesota: Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science
  • Member of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, St. Cloud
  • Member of the National Funeral Directors Association
  • Certified Crematory Operator

 

Joined the firm in August of 2009. Personal interests include fishing, time at the cabin, reading, Crossfit and playing volleyball. Emily and her husband Michael reside in Sartell.

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Ashley Prentice Funeral Director/Mortician

  • 2007 Graduate of St. Cloud State University: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • 2010 Graduate of the University of Minnesota: Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science.
  • Member of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association.
  •  Member of Faith Lutheran Church, Becker

Joined the firm in January of 2011. Personal interests include reading, fishing and spending time with her family; husband, Ryan and daughter, Paisley.  Ashley and her family reside in Clear Lake.

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Sara Anderson Funeral Director/ Mortician

2012 Graduate of the University of Minnesota: Bachelors Degree in Mortuary Science.

Attended Saint Cloud State University.

Member of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association.

Member of the National Funeral Directors Association

 

Grew up in Fulda, Minnesota. Joined the firm in 2013.

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Jason Skiftun Funeral Director / Mortician jskiftun@williamsdingmann.com

  • Gradute of the University of Minnesota Mortuary Science Program.
  • Member of Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan in Sauk Centre.
  • Member of the Todd County Historical Society.

Jason grew up in Fessenden, North Dakota. He attended North Dakota State University and graduated from the University of Minnesota. Personal interests include golfing, gardening, and rooting for the North Dakota State Bison. Jason and his wife Annette have a grown daughter.

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Al Dingmann Administrative Staff

    • Graduate of St. Cloud State University.
    • Member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Kimball, Kimball Sports Booster Club, former President.

 

Joined his family in the funeral business in 1999. Enjoys golfing, biking, and attending his children's sporting events. Al and his wife Maureen have three children.

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Joel Athmann Chief Financial Officer

  • Graduate of Sauk Centre Senior High School.
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. Cloud State University.
  • Member of the Church of St. Paul and serves on the church finance committee, treasurer of the St. Cloud Youth Hockey Association, member of Eagles Aerie #622.
  • Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants.

 

Worked for a local CPA firm for 8 years in the audit and tax areas. Joined the firm in 1995. Enjoys camping, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family, wife Bonnie and three children.

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Douglas E. Dingmann CFSP Funeral Director/Mortician

  • Attended St. Cloud State University and the University of Minnesota.
  • Certified Funeral Service Practitioner by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.
  • Member of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association; Member of the National Funeral Directors
  • Association and Cremation Association of North America.
  • Member of the Sauk Rapids Lions Club, St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, Parishioner of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Becker, MN;

 

Third generation funeral director, licensed since 1970. Doug and his wife Karen have two sons, two daughters and 15 grandchildren.

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Robert Stein Funeral Director/Mortician

  • Graduate of the University of Minnesota's Mortuary Science Program.
  • Member of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Long Prairie.
  • Charter member of Long Prairie Rotary Club.

Bob grew up in Duluth, MN; graduated with his mortuary degree from the University of MN. Bob came to Long Prairie in 1969 and purchased the funeral home from Myron Stephan. Bob and his wife Mary live in Long Prairie and assists the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home. Bob has three grown children and 6 grandchildren.

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Thomas J. Willliams Funeral Director/Mortician

  • Graduate of St. Cloud Cathedral High School.
  • Graduate of University of MN in Mortuary Science.
  • Member of National Funeral Directors Association; Select Independent Funeral Homes; MN Funeral
  • Directors Association and long time chair of the MN Funeral Directors Legislative Committee.
  • Member of the Stearns Bank Board of Directors; Trustee of the St. Cloud Boys and Girls Club;
  • Member of the St. Cloud Eagles and Optimists Clubs and other civic and service organizations.
  • Member of St. Paul's Catholic Church

 

Joined father, Barney Williams in 1967 in the operation of the Williams Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Tom enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his family including his wife, Catherine Ann (Kub) Williams, 6 children and 14 grandchildren.

Doug R. Dingmann CFSP

Funeral Director/Mortician/Owner
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  • Graduate of St. Cloud Cathedral High School.
  • 1994 Graduate of University of Minnesota: Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science.
  • Member of the Church of St. Paul in St. Cloud, Knights of Columbus, Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, Sauk Rapids Fire Department, Eagles Club.

 

Joined his family in the funeral business after graduating in 1994. Enjoys spending time with his family at the lake. Doug and his Wife Lisa have 4 daughters.

Deb Dingmann CFSP

Funeral Director/Mortician/Owner
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  • 1991 graduate College of St. Scholastica, Duluth - Bachelor of Arts in Health Information Administration.
  • 1995 graduate University of Minnesota, Mpls. - Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science.
  • Member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sauk Rapids Chamber, Forum of Executive Women, Zonta International, MN Funeral Directors Assoc., National Funeral Directors Assoc., Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, MN Coalition for Death Education.

 

Joined her father and brother in the family business in 1995. Enjoys golfing, camping and spending time with her four children.

Edward Vierzba

Funeral Director/Mortician
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  • Graduate of University of Minnesota: Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science.
  • Member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, St. Cloud; involved as an usher.
  • Member of St. Cloud Eagles Club.

 

Employed as a Funeral Director since 1982. Member of the firm since 1987. Ed and his wife Lori have four children. They are lifelong residents of St. Cloud.

Emily Fairchild

Funeral Director/Mortician
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  • 2005 Graduate of Cathedral High School
  • 2009 Graduate of the University of Minnesota: Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science
  • Member of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, St. Cloud
  • Member of the National Funeral Directors Association
  • Certified Crematory Operator

 

Joined the firm in August of 2009. Personal interests include fishing, time at the cabin, reading, Crossfit and playing volleyball. Emily and her husband Michael reside in Sartell.

Ashley Prentice

Funeral Director/Mortician
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  • 2007 Graduate of St. Cloud State University: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • 2010 Graduate of the University of Minnesota: Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science.
  • Member of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association.
  •  Member of Faith Lutheran Church, Becker

Joined the firm in January of 2011. Personal interests include reading, fishing and spending time with her family; husband, Ryan and daughter, Paisley.  Ashley and her family reside in Clear Lake.

Sara Anderson

Funeral Director/ Mortician
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2012 Graduate of the University of Minnesota: Bachelors Degree in Mortuary Science.

Attended Saint Cloud State University.

Member of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association.

Member of the National Funeral Directors Association

 

Grew up in Fulda, Minnesota. Joined the firm in 2013.

Jason Skiftun

Funeral Director / Mortician
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  • Gradute of the University of Minnesota Mortuary Science Program.
  • Member of Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan in Sauk Centre.
  • Member of the Todd County Historical Society.

Jason grew up in Fessenden, North Dakota. He attended North Dakota State University and graduated from the University of Minnesota. Personal interests include golfing, gardening, and rooting for the North Dakota State Bison. Jason and his wife Annette have a grown daughter.

Al Dingmann

Administrative Staff
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    • Graduate of St. Cloud State University.
    • Member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Kimball, Kimball Sports Booster Club, former President.

 

Joined his family in the funeral business in 1999. Enjoys golfing, biking, and attending his children's sporting events. Al and his wife Maureen have three children.

Joel Athmann

Chief Financial Officer
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  • Graduate of Sauk Centre Senior High School.
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. Cloud State University.
  • Member of the Church of St. Paul and serves on the church finance committee, treasurer of the St. Cloud Youth Hockey Association, member of Eagles Aerie #622.
  • Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants.

 

Worked for a local CPA firm for 8 years in the audit and tax areas. Joined the firm in 1995. Enjoys camping, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family, wife Bonnie and three children.

Douglas E. Dingmann CFSP

Funeral Director/Mortician
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  • Attended St. Cloud State University and the University of Minnesota.
  • Certified Funeral Service Practitioner by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.
  • Member of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association; Member of the National Funeral Directors
  • Association and Cremation Association of North America.
  • Member of the Sauk Rapids Lions Club, St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, Parishioner of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Becker, MN;

 

Third generation funeral director, licensed since 1970. Doug and his wife Karen have two sons, two daughters and 15 grandchildren.

Robert Stein

Funeral Director/Mortician
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  • Graduate of the University of Minnesota's Mortuary Science Program.
  • Member of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Long Prairie.
  • Charter member of Long Prairie Rotary Club.

Bob grew up in Duluth, MN; graduated with his mortuary degree from the University of MN. Bob came to Long Prairie in 1969 and purchased the funeral home from Myron Stephan. Bob and his wife Mary live in Long Prairie and assists the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home. Bob has three grown children and 6 grandchildren.

Thomas J. Willliams

Funeral Director/Mortician
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  • Graduate of St. Cloud Cathedral High School.
  • Graduate of University of MN in Mortuary Science.
  • Member of National Funeral Directors Association; Select Independent Funeral Homes; MN Funeral
  • Directors Association and long time chair of the MN Funeral Directors Legislative Committee.
  • Member of the Stearns Bank Board of Directors; Trustee of the St. Cloud Boys and Girls Club;
  • Member of the St. Cloud Eagles and Optimists Clubs and other civic and service organizations.
  • Member of St. Paul's Catholic Church

 

Joined father, Barney Williams in 1967 in the operation of the Williams Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Tom enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his family including his wife, Catherine Ann (Kub) Williams, 6 children and 14 grandchildren.