DINGLE, John 1881-1949
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Date: 10/27/2016 at 14:53:13
John Dingle of Morrison Shot Himself; Dies
Wife Found Him On Bed With Gun Over His Body; Died In Waterloo Hospital 10 Hours Later
John Dingle committed suicide at his home in Morrison Friday morning. He shot himself through the head with a .22 caliber rifle. His wife had been to Grundy Center to do some shopping. When she returned home about ten o'clock she went upstairs and fond her husband lying on the bed with a gun across his body. Mrs. Dingle at once called her son, who is working in the Farmers Elevator at Morrison.
A neighbor, Mrs. Adolf Folkerts, notified Sheriff John A. Meyer, who drove to the home at once. He found Dingle was still breathing. He put in a call at once for a doctor and for County Coroner Engelkes and his ambulance. Dingle was rushed to Allen Memorial hospital. He was unconscious when he was found and he remained that way. There was no help that could be given to save him at the hospital. The bullet had entered the forehead between the eyes and penetrated the brain. The bullet was lodged in the base of the skull.
The body was brought from the hospital to the French funeral home at Reinbeck.
Believed Ill Health Was The Cause
No one knows what was the cause of the suicide. It is believed that the cause was due to ill health.
Grew Up At Holland
John Dingle was 68 years old on the 14th of last July. He was born in Holland, Iowa, and grew up there. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dingle. He was married to Reka Sitters Feb. 25, '14. During the early years of their married life they lived in Holland where he was employed on the Rock Island section. From Holland they moved to Morrison, where the family have since lived.
The couple had lived in Morrison 24 years where for several years he was employed on the Rock Island section. His latest employment was janitor at the Morrison school.
Surviving are the wife and three children. The children are Carl, who is at home, and Henry and Mrs. Elizabeth Smith of Morrison. Other surviving relatives are two brothers, Paul and Henry from Sibley and two sisters, Mrs. Lena Crothers and Mrs. William Hoag, both of whom reside in Oklahoma.
Preceding him in death were two children, Mrs. Tena Hummel who died in 1943 and Edward who died in 1941. Two brothers and two sisters also preceded him in death.
Funeral Services Tuesday
Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at the Presbyterian church in Morrison. Burial was in the Morrison cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 September 1949, pg 1
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