Our team's commitment to you

Our team 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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Deb Dingmann, CFSP Funeral Director/ Mortician/ Owner debdingmann@williamsdingmann.com

  • 1986 graduate of St. Cloud Cathedral High School
  • 1991 graduate of College of St. Scholastica, Duluth - Bachelor of Arts in Health Information Administration.
  • 1995 graduate of University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science.
  • Member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sauk Rapids
  • Sauk Rapids Chamber
  • Member of Forum of Executive Women
  • Member of Zonta International
  • Member of Minnesota Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of National Funeral Directors Association
  • Certified Funeral Service Practitioner
  • MN Coalition for Death Education.

 

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

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Doug R. Dingmann CFSP Funeral Director/Mortician/Owner dougdingmann@williamsdingmann.com

  • 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, 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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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
  • Member of Cremation Association of North America.
  • Member of St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, Parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Sartell, MN

 

Third generation funeral director, licensed since 1970. Doug and his wife Karen have two sons, two daughters and 16 grandchildren.

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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 efairchild@williamsdingmann.com

  • 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 the National Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Sartell
  • Certified Crematory Operator
  • Member of Sauk Rapids Chamber of Commerce

 

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 with their son, MJ and two dogs, Bodhi and Cash.

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Kristin Castellano Funeral Director/ Mortician kcastellano@williamsdingmann.com

  • 2014 graduate of Sartell High School.
  • 2017 graduate of the University of Minnesota: Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science
  • Member of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of the National Funeral Directors Association
  • Certified Crematory Operator
  • Member of Sauk Rapids Chamber of Commerce

Kristin joined the firm as an administrative staff member in 2015 as she went to school for mortuary science. She joined our firm as a licensed funeral director after graduating in 2017. Personal interests include being outdoors, kayaking, fishing, hunting and spending time with family and friends. 

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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 and one grandson.

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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, 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 organization in 1995. Enjoys camping, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family, wife Bonnie and three children.

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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 retired from Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Homes in January of 2014. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his family including his wife, Catherine Ann (Kub) Williams, 6 children and 14 grandchildren.

Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Homes-Long Prairie

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Steve Larson Funeral Director/Mortician longprairie@williamsdingmann.com

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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.

Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Homes-Princeton

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Leah Hall Funeral Director/Mortician

  • 2014 Graduate of St. Cloud Technical Senior High School
  • 2017 Graduate of the University of Minnesota: Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science
  • Member of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association
  • Certified Crematory Operator

Leah joined the firm as an administrative staff in 2015 as she went to school for mortuary science and continued on as a funeral director after graduating in 2017. Personal interests include spending time with her family and dog, Pepsi, camping with friends, and making costumes for the Renaissance Festival.

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Harold F. Risk Manager/Funeral Director/Mortician hrisk@williamsdingmann.com

 

         -  Professor Emeritus-SCSU Health and Medical Science.

         -  PhD from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

         -  Member 1st Presbyterian Church

         -  Training Officer and Member of DMORT V

         -  Employed with the firm since 2002.

 

Harold and his wife Beth have three grown children and seven grandchildren.  They enjoy traveling, going to Canada and fishing, spending time with their family and grandchildren at the lake.

         

 

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Rebecca Nelson Funeral Director/Mortician/Preneed Specialist

       -  1998 Graduate University of Minnesota, Mpls-Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science.

       -  2015 Bethel Seminary, St. Paul-Certificate of Theology.

       -  Member/Women's Ministry Coordinator of First Baptist Church, Cambridge.

 

Rebecca enjoys spending time with her husband, Ryan, and attending their children's many sporting events and activities in the arts.

Deb Dingmann, CFSP

Funeral Director/ Mortician/ Owner
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  • 1986 graduate of St. Cloud Cathedral High School
  • 1991 graduate of College of St. Scholastica, Duluth - Bachelor of Arts in Health Information Administration.
  • 1995 graduate of University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science.
  • Member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sauk Rapids
  • Sauk Rapids Chamber
  • Member of Forum of Executive Women
  • Member of Zonta International
  • Member of Minnesota Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of National Funeral Directors Association
  • Certified Funeral Service Practitioner
  • MN Coalition for Death Education.

 

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

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, 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.

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
  • Member of Cremation Association of North America.
  • Member of St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, Parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Sartell, MN

 

Third generation funeral director, licensed since 1970. Doug and his wife Karen have two sons, two daughters and 16 grandchildren.

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 the National Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Sartell
  • Certified Crematory Operator
  • Member of Sauk Rapids Chamber of Commerce

 

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 with their son, MJ and two dogs, Bodhi and Cash.

Kristin Castellano

Funeral Director/ Mortician
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  • 2014 graduate of Sartell High School.
  • 2017 graduate of the University of Minnesota: Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science
  • Member of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of the National Funeral Directors Association
  • Certified Crematory Operator
  • Member of Sauk Rapids Chamber of Commerce

Kristin joined the firm as an administrative staff member in 2015 as she went to school for mortuary science. She joined our firm as a licensed funeral director after graduating in 2017. Personal interests include being outdoors, kayaking, fishing, hunting and spending time with family and friends. 

Leah Hall

Funeral Director/Mortician
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  • 2014 Graduate of St. Cloud Technical Senior High School
  • 2017 Graduate of the University of Minnesota: Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science
  • Member of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association
  • Certified Crematory Operator

Leah joined the firm as an administrative staff in 2015 as she went to school for mortuary science and continued on as a funeral director after graduating in 2017. Personal interests include spending time with her family and dog, Pepsi, camping with friends, and making costumes for the Renaissance Festival.

Harold F. Risk

Manager/Funeral Director/Mortician
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         -  Professor Emeritus-SCSU Health and Medical Science.

         -  PhD from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

         -  Member 1st Presbyterian Church

         -  Training Officer and Member of DMORT V

         -  Employed with the firm since 2002.

 

Harold and his wife Beth have three grown children and seven grandchildren.  They enjoy traveling, going to Canada and fishing, spending time with their family and grandchildren at the lake.

         

 

Rebecca Nelson

Funeral Director/Mortician/Preneed Specialist
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       -  1998 Graduate University of Minnesota, Mpls-Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science.

       -  2015 Bethel Seminary, St. Paul-Certificate of Theology.

       -  Member/Women's Ministry Coordinator of First Baptist Church, Cambridge.

 

Rebecca enjoys spending time with her husband, Ryan, and attending their children's many sporting events and activities in the arts.

Steve Larson

Funeral Director/Mortician
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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 and one grandson.

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, 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 organization in 1995. Enjoys camping, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family, wife Bonnie and three children.

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 retired from Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Homes in January of 2014. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his family including his wife, Catherine Ann (Kub) Williams, 6 children and 14 grandchildren.