John Dinsmore

Obituary of John Thomas Dinsmore

John passed peacefully at home surrounded by his wife of 49 years, Monika, and his 3 children. He served as the Pastor of The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Eugene for 36 years. After 28 years in the Army National Guard, John retired from his position as Oregon’s State Chaplain. He was always a helpful and generous neighbor to his community. His family remembers him for his diligent, hardworking, humble, and ambitious nature. He was an avid beekeeper, farmer, skier, runner, traveler and theologian. The spirit of John will live on through his farm and the trees he loved on his land in SW Eugene. If you would like to submit special stories or a message, please send them to In lieu of a service, donations will be accepted for Parkinson’s Resources. Visit their website at:

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