Michael Dittmar, 62, of Warsaw, Indiana, died on 7/24/2010 at 9:15 AM at his residence. He was born on July 24, 1948 in Benton Harbor, MI.
Michael Mick Dittmar, 62, beloved husband, father, papa, son, brother, and friend passed away at home after a courageous 3 year battle with kidney cancer.
He was born to Carl G. and Isabelle Rose (Robbins) Dittmar. On September 11, 1971, in Clinton, Massachusetts he married Honor Ellin Hutchinson, who survives.
He was a District Operations Specialist with AGCO Corporation, Duluth, Georgia until July of 2009 and had held various positions with the Company during his 33 years of service.
He was a graduate of Niles Community High School in 1966 and of Indiana University in 1976. He served in the U.S. Army (Security Agency) from 1968-1971 during the Vietnam Conflict.
Also surviving are his children, Deon M. (and wife Teresa) Dittmar, Warsaw; Jennifer E. (and husband Ben) Murray, Avon, IN; two granddaughters, Bailey E. Parisi and Isabelle D. Dittmar, Warsaw; grandson, Cameron M. Murray of Avon, IN; his mother, Isabelle Rose Dittmar, Niles, Michigan; two brothers, Carl L. Dittmar and Scott D. Dittmar (and wife Lorie) of Niles; two sisters Mrs. Thomas (Inga) Wright of Niles, and Mrs. Donald (Robin) Pritchard of Buchanan, Michigan and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.
The family invites friends to a Celebration of Life on Sunday, August 1, 2010 beginning at noon at the family home located at 2905 S. Ferguson Road, Warsaw, Indiana.
Services will be held at The Dittmar Family Home 2905 S. Ferguson Rd. Warsaw, IN on Sunday, August 1, 2010 at Beginning at 12:00 Noon. Calling hours will be Beginning at 12:00 Noon on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Burial will be private.
McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel – Warsaw, IN is in charge of arrangements. The family kindly requests memorial contributions be made to:
Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice
P.O. Box 1196
Warsaw, IN 46581-1196