January 31, 1930 - January 30, 2013
Coloma – Robert Ralph Ditchie, 82, of Coloma, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Jordan’s Life Care Center in Bridgman. Davidson Chapel of Florin Funeral Service has been entrusted with the arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent to www.florin.net. Per the family’s request, entombment at North Shore Memory Gardens will be private. Robert was born January 31, 1930 in Chicago to Jerry and Violet Ditchie. He married the love-of-his life, Roberta Ellery on October 2, 1948 in Chicago and together celebrated 58 years of marriage. He drove a truck for Fruit Belt and later Signal Transportation. Robert was proud of his perfect safety record while driving over 1 million miles! An avid sports fan, he followed both the Detroit Lions and Tigers. Robert enjoyed eating coconut shrimp. Robert will be remembered as being a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and proud great-great-grandpa. He was an animal lover and enjoyed all the time spent with his dog, Chico. Most of all, he cherished time spent with his family and also enjoyed ‘carousing’ with his friends at breakfast. Robert is survived by his daughter, Linda (Bill) Miller of Baroda; grandchildren, Jerry Ditchie, Darcia Knutson, Tasha Ditchie, Jason Williamson, Danyelle Ditchie, Michelle Ditchie, and Lindsay Ditchie; great-grandchildren, Brittny (Kyle Burbano), Briar, Noah, Nash, and Jacy; and by one great-great-grandson, KJ. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta in 2006; and by his son, Jerry Ditchie and by his granddaughter, Lauren Ditchie.
Coloma – Robert Ralph Ditchie, 82, of Coloma, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Jordan’s Life Care Center in Bridgman. Davidson Chapel of Florin Funeral Service has been entrusted with the arrangements. Messages of condolence may... View Obituary & Service Information
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