March 21, 2013
Mr. Alton H. Dingman, 94, passed away March 21, 2013. He was born May 20, 1918 in Sprout Brook, the son of Harvey and Lizzie (Van Evera) Dingman. Alton married Betty Rackmyer on June 29, 1940 and had a wonderful union for 73 years. After retiring from farming in Salt Springville in 1981, he worked at Hyde Hall Park and Glimmer Glass State Park for about 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, baseball, horseshoes tournaments, bowling and at the age of 80 started golfing. He also enjoyed his trips to the Turning Stone Casino along with playing bingo and cards at the Fort Plain Senior Center.
Along with his wife, he is survived by his daughter Sandra (Carl) Yager of Richfield Springs and their children: Claudia (Dave) Temple, Butch (Robin) Yager, his daughter Linda's children: Ronald Hayes, Denise (Ken) Hayes, AJ (Jolene) Hayes and his daughter Sally Potter of Palatine Bridge and her children: Pam Mulder, Bonnie (Jim) Crews, Ann (Ben) Mulder, step-children: Diana (Don) Whiteman, Harold (Glenda) Potter, Joanne (David) Bramer and Nelson (Shelly) Potter., great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his brother Reuben Dingman, sister Flossie Prime, daughter and son in-law Linda and Ronnie Hayes, and a son in-law Curt Potter.
Graveside memorial services will be announced in the spring.
Contributions in Mr. Dingman's memory may be made to the Fort Plain Senior center, P O Box 11, Fort Plain, NY 13339.
To light a candle or send condolences visit www.ottmanfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley, NY.