Michael "Mike" Leo Dinville, son of Leo and Christina "Lucille" (Kimsey) Dinville, was born on April 10, 1951 in Shenandoah, Iowa. He passed away on March 26, 2020 at the Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines, Iowa.
Mike's early years were spent on a farm east of Randolph with his family. He enjoyed living on the farm and had many adventures with his eight siblings: Rod, Pam, Karen, Jim, Joe, Tony, Teri and Kris. He graduated from Fremont Mills High School with the class of 1969, then he attended Iowa Western and graduated in 1972 with a degree in Mechanical Technology.
On June 6, 1975 he was united in marriage to Susan Joy Johnson at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Shenandoah. They lived at Sugar Maple Trailer Court in Shenandoah. In 1979 they moved to the "Big House" at 308 Maple St. in Shenandoah which they spent many years renovating and making it their home.
As a young man Mike helped on the family farm and when needed at the neighbor's farm as well. Throughout high school and college Mike played bass guitar in a band with his brothers and friends.
Mike was a machinist then an engineer for Eaton Corporation for 40 years, retiring in 2012.
He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Imogene and was a current member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Shenandoah. He was a collection counter for the church. He also was a volunteer at the Shenandoah Food Pantry and for many years he taught children how to bowl at Taylor's Bowling Alley.
Mike enjoyed gardening, bowling, stamp and coin collecting, volunteering, going to auctions, traveling with the Mann's and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Lucille Dinville and father and mother-in-law Jim and Vera Johnson. He is survived by his wife Susan Dinville of Shenandoah; children Kelly (Danielle) Dinville of West Des Moines, IA, Lori (Brett) Conner of Clive, IA, Nicole Dinville (Jose Villarreal) of Davenport, IA and Patrick Dinville (Geraldine Chilet) of Omaha, NE; grandchildren Landen Padget, Amara Villarreal, Donovan Conner, Nile Dinville, Cecily Conner, Frances Dinville and Bryar Dinville; siblings Rod (Denise) Dinville of Warsaw, MO, Pam Dinville of Gretna, NE, Karen (Lin) Lee of Lee Summit, MO, Jim (Vicki) Dinville of Omaha, NE, Joe (Gwen) Dinville of Randolph, IA, Tony Dinville of Kansas City, MO, Teri Dinville of Gretna, NE and Kris (Mike) Weber of Shenandoah, IA; In-laws Chuck (Margaret) Johnson, of Des Moines, IA, Richard (Marcia) Johnson of Tabor, IA, Tracy (John) Johnson of Bennington, NE and Kristi (Dave) Peterson of Bennington, NE; numerous nieces, nephews other family and friends.
Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to St. Mary's Catholic Church of Shenandoah or Shenandoah Food Pantry. Private family burial has been held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah.
Susan and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
I have never read so many tributes! I met Mike on our first day of Kindergarten and graduated from high school with him. Great person, musician and a friend for life. Mike came from a great family whom all share his characteristics. RIP Mike, you are missed by so very many people.
Susan and family you have our deepest sympathy. Mike was a great guy.
Thinking of you all. Prayers
The news of Mike's passing broke my heart! There are no words that can express the feeling of loss to this distressed world. Susan, know that all Mikes classmate are grieving with you and the family. All our love and prayers to the family.
It saddens me to hear of Mikes passing. We ran machines together and later worked in engineering together. Prayers to Susan and family.
Susan and Family, My prayers are with all of you at this time.
Susan and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Out thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Vicki and Darrell Madsen
So sadden to hear about Mike's passing, our deepest sympathy to the whole family. I have heard such great stories from Lynn about how their friendship began as they both attended IWCC Mechanical Technology classes and continued at Eaton together.
He had a wonderful family and was such a good person.
Lynn & Dee Ossian
Thinking about Mike brings back some very specific memories while working with him at Eaton. I started working at Eaton in 2004 and didn't know that Mike had a first name for about 6 months because everyone called him 'Dinville'. First of all, his hand were huge; shaking hands with him was like shaking hands with a baseball glove. His handwriting was artistic and beautiful for sure. He was also a calming voice in the middle of crisis; no matter how bad the scenario was currently, he could calm you and talk about a different time when things were worse and how to make it through. Lastly, Mike was a teacher to those willing to learn. Annoyed by people that wanted to do the wrong thing, he was glad to teach you the right thing if you would listen. My prayers go out to his family in this time of loss and Mike will be missed greatly.
Lori, My sincerest sympathies to you and your family. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!
Mike was a great mentor and friend for me and everyone at Eaton Corp. Mike helped me out on many occasions whether it be day or night as Susan can attest when I would call him in the middle of the night and he would either help me on the phone or even come in for me.. Every one who knew Mike is a better person and will be at a great loss. Ron Konecne
I went Mechanical Technology at IWCC with Mike in 1970-71. He was a Sophomore and I was a Freshman. He was very knowledgeable and always willing to help an underclassman out. He was a great guy we all liked and respected.
I will add to what many others are saying. I worked with Mike at Eaton for over 30 years. He was always ready to lend a hand to everyone. As others I was shocked and saddened hearing of his loss. Janet and my prayers are out to Susan and family. God Bless.
Mike was one of the best people I had the pleasure or working with. He taught me a lot about things at work and how to work with others. I'm going to greatly miss his stories and the fact that he took the time to come meet me for lunch anytime I made the trip back to Iowa from NC. Mike inspired and educated a lot of people whether it be at work, bowling, etc. He definitely lives on through all of those people.
To All the Dinville Families, So Sorry to hear of Mike's passing. With the Imogene Heritage, I know many of you casually, and worked with Chris and Susan. Please keep God in your Hearts. Mike is in a Better Place. Our Thoughts and Prayer are with You All.
Bob and Robin Lynn
So sorry to hear about Mike. I really enjoyed working with Mike at eatons .and always talked when we saw each other
My sincerest sympathies to Susan and your family. I didn't know Mike had been sick. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs!!!
I’ll miss not seeing Mike sitting a pew or two in front of me at early bird mass. May God give you comfort during your grieving time.
We were so saddened to hear of your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time!
Suzanne McDonald and family
We were so shocked & saddened to hear this yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
Enjoyed working with Mike at Eaton and with him and Susan at the Food Bank. Always had a positive attitude and will be missed by family and friends. God Bless Susan and family. Mike was very proud of his family.
Dennis and Sharon Gates
Prayers to Susan and family.
So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was a great friend whom I worked with 30+ years at Eaton. Always willing to talk and lend a hand, and was so knowledgeable in his work in Engineering. He was a good man with a great outlook on life, and always was fun to be around. I will miss his laughter, and his smile. May God give you and all your family his blessings.
Susan. We are so sorry to hear about Mike. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Phil and Monica Mather
I'm so sorry for your loss. I new Mike for 33 years at Eaton and had long conversations with him daily. I considered him a valued friend and will miss him.
Mike was a good friend of mine when we worked at Eaton. We had a great time on our trip to Chicago to see the new machines that I ran at Eaton's.
Susan and family so sorry for your loss, better days ahead!
I sent a lot of Saturday morning with Mike and the rest of my bowling family..great man,with a big heart. Mike will be missed dearly
I thought so much of Mikes wisdom. While at Eaton the many struggles I went through in gearing, he always had a long version for me. I enjoyed one of my most memorable trips to Kings Mountain with Mike and playing Eaton softball with him. He is a great man. Tim Sollars
Susan my prayers go out to you and your family. Mike will be your special angel Rip Mike Will miss you
Susan and family; I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I had so much fun going to bowling tournaments with Mike and Rod and Steve and Joe! He was always happy, and full of life! I will pray for you all, and may God Bless you.
God Bless. Thinking of your family.
I am so shocked and very saddened to hear about Mike's passing. I'd just learned two days ago that he was in the Hospice house. I worked with Mike alot of years at Eaton, always so nice, he'd stop by my desk each morning to say "hi" as he'd head down the hall to begin his day. He loved his family and grandkids so much. He will be missed❤
My heart goes out to Susan, kids and family. My fondest memory of Mike is when he played that huge garden. My pet rabbits ate like royalty from plants Mike shared with us. John also wanted me to send his condolences. Sending love and prayers. Cindy O’Hearn
Worked with Mike at Eatons for many years. He was always good to work with and would help anyone that needed it and never complain. RIP Mike
Susan and family, I am very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was a great man with a very big heart, cared for others, and loved his family dearly. God Bless each and everyone of you.
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