May 23, 1939-July 18, 2012
Ronald E. Ditto, 73, of Delphos, died at 3:06 p.m. Wednesday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
He was born May 23, 1939, in Delphos to Norma Wells and Robert Ditto, who preceded him in death.
On Oct. 9, 1961, he married Shirley Jean White, who survives in Delphos. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2011.
Survivors also include sons James (Sherry) Ditto, Mark (Gail) Ditto and David (Jennifer) Ditto of Delphos; daughter Carolyn (Dennis) Kraner of Ohio City; sisters Bonnie (Larry) Swaney of Delphos, Shirley (Marvin) Lucas of Delphos and Becky (Jim) Rison of Spencerville; twin brother Don (Valeta) Ditto of Delphos and brother Dennis (Cherie) Wells of Spencerville; and 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sabrina Leigh Ditto; a sister, Barbara Dickson; a stepsister, Brenda Keller; and his stepfather, Roger Wells.
Mr. Ditto retired in 2006 from Krendl Machine Co., after 30 years. He was a Navy veteran, serving from 1958 to 1962. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church. He loved the outdoors and gardening. He loved his wife and family and always expressed it. He will be missed.
Services will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Angela Khabeb officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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