Eric Steven Dinges
Eric Steven Dinges
  • February 10, 1977 - January 24, 2018
  • Illinois

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Eric Steven Dinges, 40, of Baldwin, Illinois, born February 10, 1977, in Belleville Illinois, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

A 1995 Graduate of O'Fallon Township High School, Eric was a proud member of the Operating Engineers Local 520. He worked for Keeley & Sons/Christ Brothers Asphalt and spent his winters working for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He also enjoyed his previous job at Hank's Excavating & Landscaping. He was a hard worker and loved being an operating engineer. Eric was a family man who loved the outdoors, including farming and especially time spent hunting and riding tractors and four wheelers with his boys. Everyone knew that he was an especially great husband, father, son, brother and uncle. He always had his sons with him, as they were his whole world, and he loved them more than life itself. He loved spending fun times with his family in Branson, MO and made great memories on hunting trips with family in Iowa. He also dearly loved his dogs and other farm animals. A man of unlimited talents and integrity, there was nothing that he could not repair or build. His attention to detail ensured that his finish work on any project was perfect. He had a huge heart and will truly be missed by all who knew him. Eric went to great lengths to be there when you needed him. Always good for a laugh, he was joy to whomever he met. We will all miss him more than words can say.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, LeRoy and Margaret, nee Bien, Krupp and his paternal grandparents, Edgar and Thedel, nee Schenke, Dinges.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife, Jessica M. Dinges, nee Brown, of Baldwin, Illinois; his two sons, Corydin and Luke; his parents, Leroy and Dollien, nee Krupp, Dinges, of Shiloh, Illinois, his siblings, Brad (Nancy) Dinges, of Waterloo, Illinois, Cheryl Dinges, of Belleville, Illinois, and Debra (Eric) Breithaupt, of O'Fallon, Illinois; his nieces and nephews, Kaitlan, Blake, Savanah, Autumn, and Emma; and many other relatives, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.

Memorials are appreciated to the Corydin and Luke Dinges Donation Account. Condolences may also be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Craig Ballard officiating. Interment will be held privately in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.