Richard J. 'Dick' Dinneen -- Rochester

CORRECTIONS Richard J. "Dick"Dinneen, 76, of Minnetonka, Minn., formerly of Rochester, died April 12. A memorial service and burial were last weekend in the Twin Cities. Washburn-McReavy, Edina, Minn. Chapel.

ROCHESTER -- A celebration of life service for Richard J. "Dick" Dinneen, 76, of Minnetonka, formerly of Rochester, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Colonial Church of Edina. A graveside service with honor guard will be 1:30 p.m. Friday in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Mr. Dinneen, a former Minnesota Department of Transportation Rochester employee, died April 12, 2004, of injuries suffered when he was hit by a snowboard while skiing in Colorado on March 8. He was born June 9, 1927, in New Richland, Minn., graduated from high school and joined the Navy, serving on a World War II destroyer. He retired in 1993 as director of rights of way and survey for the Minnesota Department of Transportation after 42 years. He worked for the DOT in Bemidji, Minn.; Rochester, Hastings, Minn.; and St. Paul. He married Margo Holen on Dec. 27, 1991, in the Colonial Church of Edina, where they were members. He enjoyed skiing, golf, biking, reading, running, swimming and other outdoor activities.

Surviving are his wife; children Mike, Kate, Tim, Laurie (Shari), Pat (Liza), Mary (Chris) Haugen and Sharon Margotta, all of the Twin Cities; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Dean (Mary) of Mandan, N.D., and Keith of Luck, Wis.; and a sister, Sheila (Art) Hopp.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel.


The family prefers memorials to the donor's choice.

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