Dean E. Gingrich & Jean D. Gingrich Memorial Scholarship
Dean Gingrich lived his life to serve, and, despite his death, his legacy continues to serve others. Gingrich left a provision in his will to establish a scholarship at Northwest Missouri State University in his and his wife's names upon their death that benefits agriculture students, primarily in northwest Missouri.
Gingrich lived his entire life in northwest Missouri's Nodaway County along with his wife, Jean, and his daughter, Barbara. He was a lifelong farmer, except for four years when he served in the U.S. Army. In fact, he was among the first group drafted into the Army from Nodaway County following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. Although he never attended college, it was well known that he cherished education, hard work and family.
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