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1915 D. 2001

D. Keith Dillingham

November 17, 1915 — April 13, 2001

D. Keith Dillingham, 85, residing on Webster Ave., died at 1:34 a.m., on Friday, April 13, 2001, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth. Keith was born Nov. 17, 1915 in Bourbon to Bert and Addie Fretz Dillingham. He was a longtime resident of the Bourbon community, moving to Plymouth in 1987. On February 27, 1938, Keith and Norma Neidlinger were married in South Bend. Keith was a 1933 graduate of Bourbon High School, and was very active in the Bourbon community for many years. He owned Dillingham’s Grocery for 30 years, was a past member and officer of the Bourbon Lion’s club, a charter member and past president of the Diamond K. Kiwanis club, and past president of the Bourbon Chamber of Commerce. Keith was instrumental in starting the Bourbon Youth Center, which was located on the second floor of the Fire Station. Keith was a Master Mason and past Master of Bourbon Masonic Lodge #227, a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of South Bend, and the Mizpah Temple of Fort Wayne. Norma, Keith’s wife of 63 years, survives, along with two sons, Tim Dillingham of Carmel, IN and Lew and Lonnie Dillingham of Germantown, TN. Two granddaughters, Rebecca and Jack Waldron of Noblesville, IN and Leslie Dillingham of Germantown, TN, a grandson, Brad Dillingham of Indianapolis, IN, a step-grandson, Michael Fant of Cordova, TN, and a great-grandson, John Timothy Waldron also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Stephan Keith Dillingham; a granddaughter, Beth Ann Dillingham; a brother, Robert W. Dillingham; one half-brother and three half-sisters. Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2001, in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, and one hour prior to services in the church on Tuesday. Services, officiated by the Rev. Larry Houseman, will be Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at 2:00 p.m., in the First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, where Keith was a member. Burial will follow in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth. Memorial gifts in Keith’s name may be made to The First United Methodist Church, Plymouth.
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