Dallas Ingemunson, 85, of Yorkville, Illinois, longtime Kendall County State’s Attorney and Kendall County Republican Chairman, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2023 at the Tillers in Oswego with family at his side. Dallas was widely known for his involvement in local and state Republican Party politics, but was a husband, father and grandfather first. He coached his three sons from Little League through American Legion baseball and was an avid Boy Scout volunteer. He spent many summer weeks at Camp Chin-Be-Gota in Wisconsin with the scouts at their yearly camps. He followed and enjoyed his many grandchildrens’ activities as they grew into young adults. Dallas was a founding member of The Royal Order of Raccoons Fishing Team and proudly served as its GHEMR – Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler. The Raccoons enjoyed many spring and fall fishing trips to the Tiger Musky Resort in Northern Wisconsin. He was a huge sports fan and a loyal follower of the Cubs, Bears, and Fighting Illini. Dallas served on many commissions and boards throughout his career. In Kendall County, he started as the chair of the Kendall County Plan Commission and later was instrumental in the establishment of the Emergency 911 system and the founding of the Kendall County YMCA. On the statewide level, he was a driving force in creating the State’s Attorney Appellate Prosecutor Office, which provided smaller counties with prosecutors to represent them in the appeals process. For the Illinois Republican Party, he served as the Treasurer for many years and also as the Interim Party Chair.
Dallas was born in Sandwich on May 23, 1938. He graduated from Newark High School and received an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Illinois. He graduated from the DePaul Law School in 1965. He started his law career as an assistant State’s Attorney with Robert Ohse in Kendall County. After the untimely death of Ohse, he was named State’s Attorney by the Kendall County Board the day his second son, Kirk, was born. He was subsequently elected six more times without ever being challenged. After retiring in 1996, he joined the lobbying firm of Shea, Paige and Rogal in Springfield, Illinois. By then, his sons Gregg and Boyd had joined his private law practice.
Dallas is survived by his wife, Dodie, whom he married on October 5, 1963 in Jacksonville, Illinois. They enjoyed 60 full, happy years together. He is also survived by three sons, Gregg of Yorkville, Kirk (Kate) of Arlington Heights and Boyd (Kathy) of Yorkville, ten grandchildren, Payton, Ashley, Sarah, Jack, Paige, Brittany, Lexi, Julia, DJ and Lindsay Ingemunson, two sisters, Peg (Rick) Matthews of Weeki Wachee, Florida and Debbie (Ron) Beguin of Ottawa, Illinois and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clare and Dorothy Ingemunson and his brother, Donald Ingemunson. The visitation will be held from 3 to 8pm on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at the Nelson Funeral Home, 1617 North Bridge Street, Yorkville, IL and the Funeral Service will be held at 11am on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at the Nelson Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Cross officiating. Interment will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kendall County Food Pantry in Yorkville, Wayside Cross in Aurora or St. Patrick Catholic Church in Yorkville.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or 630-553-7611.