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Loren Lavern Dingman

January 17, 1939 — June 14, 2024

Nashville, Michigan

Age 85, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2024. Loren was born in Nashville, Michigan on January 17, 1939, the son of the late Howard L. and Unah E. (Stewart) Dingman. He was a graduate of Nashville High School, class of 1957 and attended Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music. Loren was self-employed for most of his life and was the owner of several businesses, including The Teener, Nashville Flower Shop, South End Grocery in Nashville, Mr. Lucky’s Restaurant and Lounge in Battle Creek and Islands Inn Motel in Cedarville in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. His faith in the Lord was very important to him, and he served as associate pastor at Woodbrook Cathedral in Grand Rapids. Loren also worked for a time in the music industry as a sound technician in Nashville, Tennessee. On June 11, 1989, he married Margaret D. Smith, who survives. Loren is also survived by his children, Denise Hummel, Randy (Christine) Dingman, Chris Dingman (Phil Forrest) and Adam (Jordan) Dingman; step-children, Silas E. III (Candy) Chalfant and Susan (David) Laws; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Roger (Bonnie) Dingman; sister, Lois (Bill) Browne; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Neal (Annetta) Dingman and great-grandson, Levi Chalfant. A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 21, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Kempf Family Funeral & Cremation Services, 2838 Capital Ave. SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015. Interment will follow at Floral Lawn Cemetery, Battle Creek. Visitation will take place at the funeral home one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. 

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