John Dingell

  • Born: July 8, 1926
  • Died: February 7, 2019
  • Location: Dearborn, Michigan


Longest-serving Congressman in U.S. history...

John Dingell, the former U.S. Representative from Michigan who became the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 in Dearborn, Mich. of complications from prostate cancer, according to multiple news sources. He was 92. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

May the family and friends find comfort in the Heavenly Father.

Posted by Lena    October 26, 2019

My condolences for the loss of your husband. Even though time has passed,may the God of comfort continue to be with all of you to help you continue to endure your loss.

Posted by Karen    September 29, 2019


Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   March 19, 2019

Sorry for the family loss , May God's word give you hope and comfort.
John 6: 40.

Posted by A friend   February 19, 2019


May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Alishia - SC   February 18, 2019


Rest in Peace

Posted by Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME   February 15, 2019

Sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the God of comfort give you strength and peace. Psalms 20: 1,2

Posted by A friend   February 14, 2019

A Great Man!! Thank God for giving him to us for the number of years he was here with us.

Posted by w walker - gnv, FL   February 12, 2019

I am writing this in memory of my Mother, Ann Rogaczewski, and brother, Walter Rogaczewski. Being a Dearborn resident for many years, my Mother said she would always vote for John Dingell. And here is why: Back around 1969 my brother was in the army and slated to go to Viet Nam. We were concerned for his safety of course, but even moreso because his vision in one eye was very poor. No matter whom he talked to he could not convince his superior officers that his poor vision would make it very difficult for him to be a effective soldier in battle. My mother wrote to John Dingell and asked for his help. John was able to arrange for my brother to continue his time in the service here in the states. This is exactly what Vice-President Biden was talking about when he explained how John treated all of his constituents with dignity and understood their concerns as parents. I pray for John's family that they feel his love and strength even now. And I pray that our representatives in Congress learn from John's beautiful example.

Posted by Christine Thompson - Farmington Hill, MI - acquaintance   February 12, 2019


Posted by sylvia blake -agers - rock hill, SC   February 12, 2019


Eternal rest grant unto John, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen

Posted by A friend   February 12, 2019

John Dingell was one of the best Congressmen that Michigan had. He will truly be miss.

Posted by Stevetta Johnson - Detroit, MI - friend   February 12, 2019

Our deapest sympathy to Debbie, family and friends on the passing of your loved one. "Do it for the right reason" message is needed in such a broken philosophy of People and Politics. John's message is so widely and worldly distributed at this time. Rest in Peace John Dingell "You dream't well"

Posted by - ON - acquaintance   February 12, 2019


Thank you for your great service for our great country....RIP John Dingell

Posted by Larry & Billie Sue Cavins - Tecumseh, MI   February 12, 2019

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Robert Park - Dearborn, MI   February 12, 2019

Form State Representative Robert Dean and the New Life Church extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Family of the former US Representative John Dingell by sharing our condolence letter with them.

Posted by Dr Kimberly Kennedy - Lansing, MI - coworker   February 12, 2019

Posted by Gloria Shell Mitchell - Los Angeles, CA - friend   February 12, 2019

May the God of Loving-Kindness comfort the Dingell family and friends at this difficult time. Jeremiah 29:11

Posted by L J - NC   February 12, 2019

Thank you for your thoughtful, compassionate, and bipartisan service to our nation. Prayers to your family and your friends. Blessings to you.

Posted by Marilyn Gehrig - Decatur, IN   February 12, 2019

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Posted by FELICIA YATES - FAYETTEVILLE, NC   February 12, 2019

To The Dingell Family and Extended Family, I am very sorry for your loss. I had the Great Honor Of meeting Mr. John Dingell on two occasions. I'm a singer/songwriter, my name is Kevin Daniels and Mr. Dingell attended two events that I performed at in Monroe Michigan. He was the Kindest Man and the thing that I will never forget is that at the second event Mr. Dingell called me by my first name, remembering me from the first! He walked up to me and said this exactly hello Kevin, are you going to be playing any of that great Van Morrison tonight. With love and respect, he was just a very cool dude!!! Kevin Daniels.

Posted by Kevin Daniels - Monroe, MI   February 11, 2019

I am sorry for your loss. My condolences to family and friends. May the God of comfort give you strength during this difficult time. 2Thessalonians 3:16

Posted by A friend   February 11, 2019

Very honored to know Mr. Dingell. Virgil and he go way back to Ciungan Shrimp House. This picture was taken at the Vets gala in the hanger off Grosse Ile. Actually that is where Virgil was in the Navy and was a pilot & retired as a Captain.

Posted by Carolyn Ciungan - Wyandotte, MI - friend   February 11, 2019

My condolences to the family. As a student in Detroit Public Schools we sent postcards to Mr. Dingell. If I recall we had visits from him. He was a nice man. May his legacy be his gift to the children of Detroit from the 1950s. To his family thank you for sharing.

Posted by A friend   February 11, 2019

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by A friend   February 11, 2019

My sincere condolences goes out to the family and friends of Mr. John Dingell. May God continue to comfort you.

February 11, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Auflick - MYRTLE BEACH, SC   February 11, 2019

Mr. Dingell was a brilliant man with a great sense of humor. No matter what happens In the future, continue to stick together as a family and show each other love.

Posted by A friend   February 11, 2019


Rest John, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   February 11, 2019

I remember Mr. Dingell since I'm from Mi. and now live in Fl. I want to express my sincere sympathy the Mr. Dingell's family and friends.
-Emil Janda

Posted by EMIL Janda - Englrewood, FL   February 11, 2019

I would like to express my deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one, who will be remembered for his contribution to legislative history. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of sorrow.

Posted by - DE   February 11, 2019

My deepest condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort prove to be your strength during this difficult time.
Psalm 18:2

Posted by Christian    February 11, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to Debbie and the Dingell family. John will long be remembered for his very important service to our country and his sense of humor.

Posted by Walter and Andrea Briggs - Beverly Hills, MI - acquaintance   February 11, 2019

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by SueAnn    February 11, 2019

met John in ann arbor as he got off an amtrack train. he was on crutches but still took the time to speak with me and allow a photo. What a great kind considerate man. God BLess sir.

Posted by larry skrdla - ann arbor, MI   February 11, 2019

I met John Dingell in the mid 1960s when we lived in Allen Park, Michigan. He was a real champion for national health issues for which we all should be thankful. I will sorely miss him.

Posted by Hayward Mayfield - Lilburn, GA - acquaintance   February 10, 2019

May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories as you celebrate a life of longevity and joyful times you had together. May God's loving kindness give you the strength you need to endure.- Psalms 29:11.

Posted by Lynn    February 10, 2019

Posted by S Mcbean - GA   February 10, 2019

My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr John Dingell....

Posted by Shelvie Smith - Detroit, MI   February 10, 2019

Debbie My thoughts and prayers go out to you. I have many good memories of the times that Don and I spent with you and John. With sympathy

Posted by Corlyn Oetman - Allegan, MI   February 10, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Adrian Taylor - Voorhees Township, NJ   February 10, 2019

Heartfelt condolences to the family. Mr. Dingell was a loving husband with a genuine love for all, he will be missed greatly. May God grant his loved peace and comfort.

Posted by A friend   February 09, 2019

Thank you so much for you service to our country. You are a true patriot and hero. You have made my life, my children's lives and my grandchildren's lives more meaningful and more enriched. I cannot count on my hand how many people in this world can state they have been able to do that for so many people. Your love, kindness and profound gift to always find the positive is one I will strive for. Thank you and rest in peace. Your life has served as a template for others.

Posted by Donna Cangemi - Sterling Heights, MI   February 09, 2019

May the Father of tender mercies be with you.

Posted by A friend   February 09, 2019


Rory and I thought John Dingell was an honorable man indeedie.may he rest in peace.

Posted by faith/rory tobin/dockett - Newton Centre/brighton, MA - acquaintance   February 09, 2019


I would say about John Dingell that he was a very caring man especially to Deb his wife.

Posted by faitht tobin - Newton Centre, MA - acquaintance   February 09, 2019

May your family feel comforted and loved by the tender mercies from our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.

2Thessalonians 2:16,17
Stockbridge Ga

Posted by A friend   February 09, 2019

A true patriot. A proud Michigan native son. A genuine public servant. A sharp wit. And a Polish-American Roman Catholic, to boot!
God bless you, sir.

Posted by Fr. Mike Petroski - Saline, MI   February 09, 2019

A Special Thanks for your Hard Work for we the people also your Father before you and NOW a Wife that is left to carry on...Thank you, Thank you, Thank You.... AND I'll be along...

Posted by jimmy green - Dayton, TN - Friend   February 09, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort, sustain your family during these challenging times.

Posted by thomas brown - flint, MI   February 09, 2019

My deepest condolences to to the family of mr John Dingell a man who was larger than life .He will be greatly missed.

Posted by A friend   February 09, 2019

Sorry for the loss of your dear loved note, John. Keep all those memories of him in your minds and hearts, and they will help all of you cope with your loss. John 6:28, 29 tells us that God will resurriec all those in His memory..,

Posted by Hazel Banks - Columbia, SC   February 09, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the family. May the God of comfort grant you strength during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   February 09, 2019

To The Family 0f John Dingell
My condolences to the family on the loss of your dear beloved one. May the God of all comfort,comfort you and grant you peace now and in the days ahead .

Posted by A friend   February 09, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by - OH   February 09, 2019

Matthew 11:28-30.......Romans 10:9-13.

Posted by Jim Martin - Trinity, TX   February 09, 2019


The demise of Congressman Dingell is a great loss to the Democratic Party. He will be missed. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Kathryn Irby - Gulfport, MS   February 09, 2019

The loss of a love one is difficult. May the precious memories you have help you cope and bring you peace. 1 Thes. 4:14 can bring you some comfort knowing that there is a future for the ones we have lost in death can be reassuring. May the God of peace be with you and your family.

Posted by Terry - Maryland   February 09, 2019

So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Sheila Dane - Salisbury, VA - Friend   February 09, 2019

Condolences to the Dingell family.

Posted by A friend   February 09, 2019

My sincere condolences to the family and friends.Make God your stronghold during this difficult time.

Posted by Lee    February 09, 2019

My sincere condolences to family and friends. May God comfort and give you strength to endure this difficult time and days ahead.

Posted by Rdr - IL   February 09, 2019

Dear Dingell family and friends:
I am truly sorry for your loss of John. May the peace of God be with your family during this most difficult time. 2 Corith. 1:3,4

Posted by A. W.    February 09, 2019

Sorry for your loss, my sincere condolences. May the God of all comfort give you strength during this difficult time.

Posted by - Miami, FL   February 09, 2019


Posted by Ann Stokman - Greendale, WI   February 09, 2019

A final salute to a fine man.

Posted by Matthew Fitzgibbons - Toledo, OH - friend   February 09, 2019

My condolences to family and friends may the good memories be comforting to you in this difficult time and may you remember to rely on the God of comfort he will help you. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by NM    February 08, 2019

The Dingell, Bielamowicz and Stanford families are so sorry for your loss. We will never forget the VIP service he gave us when we were his guests in the Congressional dining room for lunch in June of 1998. He was a gentle giant and he will be missed. Your family will be forever in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Angela Bielamowicz Stanford - Richmond, VA - family   February 08, 2019

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