David was born April 19, 1931, in Clarion County, Pa., to Clifford Eugene and Rachel Lilly (Brothers) Dittman. He enlisted into the United States Army on Nov. 13, 1952, in Clarion, Pa., and served during the Korean War. Cpl. David F. Dittman was honorably discharged Sept. 13, 1954, through Fort Meade, Md.
He moved to Warsaw in 1984 from St. Petersburg, Pa., and was a member of Warsaw’s American Legion Post #49. He was employed by Creighton Brothers for 21 years retiring in 2008.
Survivors include two sons: David F. Dittman Jr., Warsaw; and Steven Dittman, Nappanee, Ind.; two daughters and a son-in-law: Nita L. (Roger) Waggoner, Russellville, Ind.; and Norma Taylor, Norborne, Mo.; a brother and sister-in-law: Wayne (Kathryn) Dittman, St. Petersburg, Pa.; and 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by son: Bill Dittman; his parents: Clifford and Rachel Dittman; two brothers: Louis Dittman and John Dittman; and two sisters: Esther Brodock and Ruby Sollinger.
Family and friends will share a time of remembering and conversation from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. A service celebrating the life of David F. Dittman, Sr. will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, in the funeral home. Rev. Bob Brown of God’s Highway to Heaven Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green, Ind., where military honors will be given by Warsaw’s American Legion Post #49 and VFW Post #1126.
The family has asked that memorial contributions be given to Our Father’s House, 401 Argonne Rd., Warsaw, IN 46580.