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Dawn E. Ditter

November 27, 2018 GMT

Dawn E. Ditter

Jan. 18, 1930-Nov. 24, 2018

Dawn E. Ditter, 88, of Norfolk, died on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Waterford Assisted Living in Lincoln.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, at Grace Lutheran Church in Norfolk, with the Rev. Chris Asbury and the Rev. Ray S. Wilke officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Organist will be Melodee Drenkow. Casket bearers will be Richard Pasold, Lenard Janovec, Duane Asmus, Cody Asmus, Casey Asmus, and Mark Fleer.


Dawn was born on Jan. 18, 1930, in Norfolk, to Ernest and Lydia (Pentico) Langenberg. She was baptized on June 29, 1930, at Peace Church in rural Hoskins, and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk. She graduated from Norfolk High School in 1946, and earned a bachelor’s degree in teaching from Wayne State College.

Dawn lived and grew up in Hoskins. After graduating from Wayne State, Dawn taught at rural schools in Wayne and Madison counties. She taught at District 87 (Victory School) for 28 years. She retired in 1992, with 34 years of teaching experience. Dawn was united in marriage to Willard Ditter on Dec. 31, 1968, in Dillon, South Carolina. The couple made their home in Norfolk all of their married life. Dawn loved to ride horses. One year when she was teaching, she rode her horse to school. She had a real love for the farm. She rode in many Fourth of July parades in Hoskins with her pony. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Norfolk.

Survivors include daughter, LaRee Stolp of Hadar; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Marseline Langenberg of Lincoln; step-children, Dallas (Kathy) Ditter of Ellis, Kansas, Sherrie (Don) Maliha of Leigh, and Kent (Jessie) Ditter of Torrington, Wyoming.

She was preceded in death by parents; spouse, Willard, in 2017; daughter, Denise Kanter in 2009; sons-in-law, Kenny Stolp and Rodney Kanter; and brother, Dale Langenberg.

Condolences may be expressed to the family on-line at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.