HADDAM – Dale Gerald Dittmer was born on September 5, 1928 to George and Helena (Weichmann) Dittmer of Rural linn, KS. He was baptized in Christ on September 9, 1928, and then confirmed on April 18, 1943, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Linn, by Rev. Paul Stolp. He was a member of the American Legion in Linn. He entered the military on April 6, 1951 served in the 5th Army in the Transportation Corps. He served in the Korean War where he received a Purple Heart. He was also awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Army Occupational medal (Japan), Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars and a United nations Service medal. He was Honorably Discharged on March 16, 1953. He married, Mary Hoffman, to this union were born 5 sons and 1 daughter. Dean, Steven, James, Kevin, Shawn and Barbara. They separated after 34 years. They raised their family in the rural haddam area. He was engaged in farming and enjoyed collecting. Dale died on December 30, 2004, at Beatrice Community Hospital after an extended illness. He was 76 years, 3 months, and 25 days old. One infant son, Kevin George and his parents preceded him in death. He is survived by daughter, Barbara Remmers and husband David, Hebron, NE; sons, Dean Dittmer and wife Debbie of Bennett, CO, Steven Dittmer, Haddam, James Dittmer, Topeka, Shawn Dittmer, Clyde, KS; brothers, Norman and wife Maydean, Linn, Laveryl and wife Mavis, Washington; sister Arleta Rohe and husband Lloyd, Clay Center; and 9 grandchildren. Funeral service was held Monday, January 3, 2005 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Linn. Don Dodd officiated. Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
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