Robert Dean Dittman

July 28, 1966 ~ July 18, 2018 (age 51)

Robert Dean Dittman, 51, Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, Indiana and longtime Rochester, Indiana resident, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 2:55 P.M. at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Indiana.

Bob was born on July 28, 1966 in Rochester, Indiana, the son of Harold H. and Mary (Beard) Dittman. He had worked for Manitou Training Center for over thirty years and in the past had worked at McDonald’s. Bob was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church, Rochester, had attended Carey Services, Wabash, Indiana and was an active participant in Special Olympics, having won numerous medals in Track & Field, Bowling and Basketball. In his spare time he enjoyed collecting beanie babies, Matchbox cars and working jigsaw puzzles.

Survivors include his parents, Harold and Mary Dittman, Rochester, Indiana, sisters, Dianna Holland, South Bend, Indiana, Donna and husband David Fincher, Rochester, Indiana, Angie and husband Steve Ritchey, Warsaw, Indiana, Lisa and husband Brad Thomas, Rochester, Indiana, brothers, David and wife Jan Dittman, Portageville, Missouri, Rick and wife Dawn Dittman, Rochester, Indiana, numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Rosemary Beard, Clarence and Iva Dittman and brother-in-law, Dwight Holland.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Sunday July 22, 2018 at Community Presbyterian Church, Rochester, Indiana. Friends may visit from 2-6 P.M. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana and one hour prior to service at the church on Sunday. Burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery, Mentone, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Presbyterian Church or to Camp-We-Can. Online condolences may be expressed at

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