Sunday Salute: Bishop Dendinger


This week we salute a Grand Island bishop, William Dendinger.
Bishop Dendinger was born in Coleridge, Nebraska in the late thirties and was ordained in the mid-1960's. In 1970 he decided to enter into the military as a chaplain. Bishop Dendinger served for over 30 years, starting out as a Base Chaplain. He later went on the serve as a member of the Chaplain Resource Board for the U.S. Air Force Chaplain Institute among other positions ending his service as the Chief of Air Force Chaplain Services.
He retired as a two star General in 2001.
Bishop Dendinger said celebrating the sacraments is the most inspiring of all his duties.
After his time as a military chaplain he was a pastor St. Stephan The Martyr Church in Omaha before being named Bishop of the Grand Island Diocese in 2004.
Bishop Dendinger thank you for your service to our country and for your continued service in the community.