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Residence: Waupaca, WI
February 3, 1929 - April 22, 2012
Services: St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church-Waupaca
N2845 Shadow Road
A Memorial Mass will be on Friday, April 27, 2012 at
10:00 AM at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in
Waupaca, WI. Father Brian Belongia will preside.
Charles E. (Charlie) Dins, 83 died Sunday, April
22, 2012 in a single vehicle accident. He was
born Feb. 3, 1929 in Menominee, MI to Elmer and
Mary (Garber) Dins. Charlie grew up in Appleton
before his family relocated to Ashland. In
Ashland, he met the love of his life Mary Jean
Mattson. They were married Feb. 12, 1949.
Charlie and Mary Jean are the parents of Charles
A. Dins of Iola, Gary L. Dins (who preceded
Charlie in death on April 12, 2004), and Kathryn
M. Dins of Portland, Oregon.
Charlie joined his father in working for the
Wisconsin Telephone Company at age 17 and worked
for (Ma Bell) until his retirement in 1981. Over
35 years, he was transferred several times and the
family lived in Ashland, Berlin, Appleton, New
London, Stevens Point, Brookfield, Fond du Lac,
Charlie was a member of St. Mary Magdalene
Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the Telephone
Pioneers of America.
Charlie was someone you could count on, a
steadfast friend always ready to pitch in to help.
He loved to play and loved to laugh, he was
everyone's favorite uncle and the neighborhood's
A Memorial Mass will be on Friday, April 27, 2012
at 10:00 AM at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
in Waupaca, WI. Father Brian Belongia will
Survivors include: his wife Mary Jean (Mattson);
son Charles (Chuck); daughter Kathryn (Kate) and
daughter-in-law Valerie LeGault; grandchildren
Justin, Melanie, Mitchell, Valerie, Spencer;
brother Jim and sister-in-law Delores;
sister-in-law Helen; and numerous nieces and
nephews. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is
assisting the family with arrangements.
HOLLY FUNERAL HOME
526 S. Main Street
Waupaca, WI 54981