Darien D. Ditmars
                                      August 10, 1939 -- December 13, 2018

Darien D. Ditmars, 79, of Middlebury, went home to be with the Lord on
Thursday, December 13, at Goshen Health Hospital. He was born on August
10, 1939 in Goshen, to Harlen and Maxine (Price) Ditmars. He lived in Goshen
until 1962 where he graduated from Goshen High School in 1958. He served
in the Army from 1958-1961 as a SPC4. On August 5, 1962 at Pleasant Valley
Church of the Brethren, Middlebury, he married Karen Smeltzer. Survivors in
addition to his wife are two sons, David (Tracy) Ditmars, Doug (Jel) Ditmars
both of Goshen; daughter, Denise (Dale-deceased) Manges of New Paris; his
furry baby, Abby; mother, Maxine Ditmars of Goshen; five grandchildren,
three great-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren; sister, Deloris (Ed)
Wakeland of Goshen; brother, Dennis (Irene) Ditmars of MO; five nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; granddaughter, Jamie
Ditmars; son-in-law, Dale Manges; sister, Darlene Bailey; niece, Elizabeth
Phrohida. Darien was a life time member of St. Mark's United Methodist
Church in Goshen, the Goshen Moose Lodge and the American Legion,
Middlebury. He loved hunting and fishing, panning for gold, and hunting for
mushrooms. He enjoyed being with his family, oil painting, and working with
wood. Darien was a Cub Scout leader, a Webelos leader, and a Boy Scout
master. He worked at Adams and Westlake in Elkhart for 20 years, Kenco in
Middlebury for seven years, and Haulmark in Bristol until he retired.  
Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Monday,
December 17 and one hour prior to the 10:30 am funeral service on Tuesday,
December 18 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street,
Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Pastor Tony Bronson. Burial will
be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials may be given to
American Heart Association.  

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I'm sorry for your loss prayers of peace, healing, strength, and comfort sent
to you and the family in this time of need.
From: Shannon and Bruce Schneider
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Sorry for y'alls loss. The few times oh was able to enjoy his company was a
great gift. Love, prayers of strength and comfort, and thoughts are with y'all.
Wish I could be there for y'all physically but know I'm always here if you need
to chat. Love ya Hubby xoxoxoxo
From: Beth (wifey) Compton and family
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Karen, Maxine & family. We are so sorry to hear of Darien passing. He was
always so friendly & greeted everyone at church. Lowell remembers him from
Scout activities. You are in our thoughts & prayers. May Go's love & strength
help you all at this difficult time..
From: Lowell & Gay Farrand