Gerald Francis Dinnen

Gerald Francis Dinnen, 75, of Topeka, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Midland Hospice.

Jerry was born January 31, 1945 in Topeka, Kansas, the son of James and Helen (Morrissey) Dinnen. He graduated from Maur Hill-Mount Academy in Atchison, Kansas in 1963 and attended Washburn University.

Jerry proudly served this country in the United States Navy, including a tour in Vietnam. 

Jerry married Carol Arnold on October 17, 1970 in Perry, Kansas. He is survived by his wife and their children, Jerrid (Cynthia) Dinnen and Suzanne (General) North. Other survivors include three grandchildren, Dominick and Aiden Dinnen and Dayley North; and his sister Mary Ann Peterson. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Patrick Dinnen. 

Jerry spent most of his career working in property management. He was an avid KU basketball fan and could be found watching his boys play every chance he could. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and The American Legion Post 130 in Maple Hill, Kansas.

Honoring his request, a cremation is planned. A private celebration of his life and burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Legion Post 130 Attn: Gary Clark, PO Box 6 Maple Hill, Kansas 66507.

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  1. Carol & Family, So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Am sure he is missed by all. Please know that you are all in our prayers and we are thinking of you. The many good memories, the laughs, the love are what mean the most at this time. Our sympathy is with you!! Tom & Carolyn Sage

  2. Carol, I was sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing.
    He was a nice guy to work with at Stormont.
    Doug and I send our sympathy to you and your family.
    Thinking of you in prayers, Priscilla George

  3. Carol,

    Greg and I were so saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Carol,
    I was sorry to learn of the death of your husband. It has been many years since our paths crossed at Stormont Vail Materials Mgmt. I didn’t really know your husband but I wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.

  5. Carol and family. I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. I had not seen Jerry for over 10 years. He use to manage the building property where I was working, so would see him once in awhile. Jerry was in our Adult CYO group and we all enjoyed our time together. As years gone by, you loose track of everyone. Jerry will always have a special place in my heart. I am sure he enjoyed life. Heaven gained a special guy. Prayers for all of you.

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