Lifelong Plymouth resident Daniel L. Dittrick, passed away in his home on Friday, May 20, 2022.
Dan was born on October 19, 1953, the second son of Otis and Erma (Eads) Dittrick in South Bend, Indiana. He attended Plymouth High School and excelled in basketball, graduating with the class of 1972.
He started his work career as a carpenter in construction and worked as a counselor for Prairie View Therapeutic Group Homes, Inc. in Plymouth. Dan also worked for Hoosier Tire and most recently was a bus driver for the Marshall Starke Development Center.
Dan was a great guy with a big laugh and an even bigger heart. He always looked out for his family and friends, and he never knew a stranger. His brother Dennis admired his kindness and caring nature that he showed to all.
He was a collector of diecast model cars. Dan also worked on and refurbished old children’s tricycles that would be given to a child in need for Christmas.
Dan is survived by his brother, Dennis Dittrick of Indianapolis, and several cousins from his maternal Eads family.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends and classmates are welcome to Dan’s Celebration of Life on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the New Oak Hill Cemetery Chapel, 1300 Chester Street, Plymouth. Visitation and story sharing will be from noon until the start of the service at 1 pm. with Life Celebrant James Smart officiating.
He will be laid to rest between his parents in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial contributions can be made to Humane Society of Marshall Co, PO Box 22, Plymouth, IN 46563.
Caryn Durski, Funeral Director
Don Relos says
Rest in peace old friend. My sincerest condolences to you Dennis and the rest of your family..
Al and Becky Wade says
Dennis, Al and I are so sorry to hear that Dan has passed away. We had many visits with him especially over the last 5 years, always running into him around town. We send our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Al and Becky (Kuceras) Wade
David Morrow says
Denny, I’m so sorry. Dan was selfless, thoughtful and sincerely cared for all who touched his life. I will miss him. Dave and Chris
Steve Snyder says
You came into our life’s @ Webster school along with Todd , Inky, and a few others from West High . Thanks for over a half century of great memories ! Rip Deet …Steve & Teena
Sue Hite Warner says
Rest in peace Dan knew you for a long time always made me laugh in the Brass Rail.
Mikki Holloway Maynard says
So sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. We were classmates since 1st grade. I never knew him to say a cross word to anyone. He had a big ❤️.
Eric Keilman says
Double D was one hell of a man! We had a lot of wonderful memories together. I’ll miss you my friend and I’ll see you on the other side. Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends!
Jim Madden says
Dan was a good friendand will be missed by all who knew him
Rest in peace ✌
Joan Hunt says
Denny sending love to you at this time of sorrow. When I’d see Dan he was always so kind and caring. My sincere condolences to his friends and family. He will be missed, Rest In Peace Dan.
Elizabeth Wilcockson says
Dennis, so sorry for your loss! Gone too soon! Rest in Peace Dan! Betty
Dave Dunfee says
Save me a seat in heaven my old friend. Dan was a very honest man. I valued his company very much. He will be greatly missed by all his friends.
Nelson Chipman says
We are all saddened by Daniel’s too early passing. We talked a couple times a week. As Snyd said, you came into our lives at Webster and have always been here for friends and family. Rest In Peace Daniel. You are missed.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder says
So very sorry about the loss of your beloved brother. We have great memories of your Mom, Dad, Dan, and you, from back in the “old hood”.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder 🌷💚🌷🎄
Kathryn Goodrich says
Fond memories of Dan.
Terry Winter Ley says
Oh Denny, I am so sad with the passing of Dan. I would run into him at MSDC when I was dropping off clients.
Donna Keller says
So sad to hear of Dan’s passing. Very nice guy! He will be missed! RIP Dan! It’s not good bye it’s see you later!
Grant Ellabarger says
Rest in Heavenly Peace,
my friend. 🙏🏻
Ted Bice says
Just heard the sad news today. Denny, I’m so sorry for your loss. I got to know Dan well over the years, he was a great guy and a lot of fun to be around. He was one of the kindest, gentlest people I’ve ever known and he’ll be missed by all who did have the pleasure of knowing him.
RIP, my friend.
Robert Owen Wilcox says
Dan was a good person and a good basketball teammate. He left us too early,
Peace be with you.
Bill Flaugher says
Sorry Dennis for the passing of your brother. I will miss him a lot. We were getting ready to remodel his bathroom. And drink a couple of beers. So sad
Kathleen (Kathy) Eads. says
So sorry to hear about Dan! Always said Hi when we met, I didn’t hang with the same crowd but he was a quiet kinda guy and always a cousin. RIP Dan.
Darla Zanini says
Dennis. So sorry to lean of Dan’s passing. My sincerest condolences to you at this very difficult time. With deepest sympathy. Darla Voreis Zanini
David Klatt says
Very sad to hear if your passing. The class if ’72 of which you were a significant part will always be remembered for there kindness to one another.
Ivyl Wallace says
Stella and Floyd was our adoptive grandparents until they were blessed with their own with you two. Grandma made us clothes, and Floyd made us little cupboards. We knew your mother and father. Irma was a beautiful woman.