Velma Marie Dittmer

July 24, 1923-Sept. 28, 2021

Velma Marie Dittmer, 98, passed away Sept. 28, 2021.

Mrs. Dittmer was born July 23, 1923 to the late Andrew and Alice Salisbury in Peoria, Ill.  

Mrs. Dittmer was a member of the Sunshine Group, which sang at nursing homes, churches, and social events.  She was a great story teller and she enjoyed meeting people and striking up conversations.  Mrs. Dittmer was a member of Church of the Nazarene in Ind. and Ill.  She was loved dearly by her family and friends, and she shared that love in return.

Survivors include her daughter, Janice D. (Norman) Hoffa; daughters-in-law, Joyce Dittmer and Judy Dittmer; grandchildren, Julie (Damion) Johnson, Jim Dittmer, Chris (Gillian Norton) Hoffa, David (Kim) Dittmer, Sheila Dittmer, Sondra (Troy) Sixberry, Sara (Corey) Bender, Stephanie (Sean) Patridge, Jennifer (Conrad) Cooper, Gina (Ken) Reynolds, and John Dittmer; granddaughter-in-law, Elizabeth Mason; great-grandchildren, John Mason, Alicia Mason, Juliana Johnson, Sam Butler, David Butler, Sean Johnson, Daniel Dittmer, Jessica Dittmer, Samantha Dittmer, Tiffany Dittmer, Allison Dittmer, Caden Sixberry, Caleb Sixberry, Krista Sixberry, Corinne Bender, Simone Bender, Wesley Patridge, Wyatt Patridge, Callie Cooper, Coats Cooper, Grace Reynolds, Jade Helms, Cassidy Dittmer, Kellan Dittmer, and Calli Dittmer; and great-great-grandchildren, Alli Helms, Mikie Helms and Sammy Helms.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 58 years, Rev. John Dittmer; sons, Samuel Dittmer and Paul Stephen Dittmer; brother, Ambrose Salisbury; sister, Lillian Salisbury; and grandson, John Mason.

Visitation is scheduled to be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 at Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville.  Services are scheduled to be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 at the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene. Burial will follow at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Global Treasury Services, Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 843116, Kansas City, MO 64184-3116 or online at: