Brian Dingmann, CPFP
Funeral Director, Owner & Life Tribute Celebrant
Brian was raised in Annandale and graduated from Annandale High School in 1998. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Minnesota in 2001. He has worked as a funeral director in Duluth, Mound and Sauk Rapids, before returning home to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services in the spring of 2006. In 2011, Brian & his wife, Dana, were awarded the University of Minnesota, Program of Mortuary Science, Alumni of the Year. Since joining Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services, Brian has earned his designation as a Certified Professional in Funeral Planning (CPFP); this special training empowers funeral home staff to acknowledge the individual grief needs of the families they serve, educate those families and to meet the unique needs of each individual. In 2017, Brian was certified as a Life Tribute Celebrant; Celebrants are trained in creating unique and meaningful memorial experiences for families and communities.
In July of 2014, Brian and his wife, Dana, purchased Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services from his parents, Art and Marlene Dingmann. Brian is the fourth generation to carry on the tradition as an owner and funeral director at Dingmann's. The opportunity to assist families at one of the most difficult times is what Brian calls "a calling". He is honored to continue the long tradition of service to the Annandale, Kimball and Maple Lake areas.
Brian and his wife, Dana, live in Annandale. They have three children, Isabelle, Elias and Anneliese and dog, Arlo.
Brian is a member of the Annandale, Kimball & Maple Lake Chambers of Commerce, the Annandale/Maple Lake Knights of Columbus. St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Minnesota Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, and Selected Independent Funeral Homes. He serves on the Annandale/Maple Lake Community Education Advisory Committee and the St. Ignatius Finance Committee. He has also served on the volunteer board of directors at Kimball Golf Club; where he has served as President, Treasurer and Secretary of the Board.
Brian has been active with Children's Grief Connection (now Healing Hearts Connection) as a Camp Counselor and Camp Director. Healing Hearts Connection provides free camps and services for grieving children & their families.
Brian also serves on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association. He has served as the Minnesota District 8 Representative, Board Secretary, Board Treasurer, and Board President.
He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, cutting wood, traveling, and attending local sporting events.