Michael Dwight Ditch, Sr. Michael Dwight Ditch, Sr., 55, Topeka, died Thursday, June 12, 2014. He was born March 27, 1959, in Topeka, the son of Peggy (Taylor) and Warren Ditch, Sr. Mike graduated from Seaman High School. He was an avid bowler for many years in high school and adult life with the highlight being the winning of the Gardner Tournament in 1991. He operated a courier service. He was married to Jodene Kisner. He was later married to Linda Ann Thompson on December 24, 2011, in Topeka. Both survive. Also surviving are son Michael D. Ditch, Jr. (Kaitlin) of Wichita; daughter Jaime Lynn Hackmann (Lucas) of Topeka; sisters Sharon Kay McKinney, Camellia Crosby, Lisa Jenkins, and Kimberly Hocking; and brothers Warren, Jr., Steven, Sr., Gregory, Rocky, Quintin, and Scott. Funeral services will be at 3:00 PM, Monday, June 16, 2014, at Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, 245 NW Independence Avenue. Interment in Topeka Cemetery. Mike will lie in state from 5:00 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, at the funeral chapel where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael D. Ditch, Sr. Memorial Fund, 100 SE Ninth, Topeka, KS 66612. To leave a special message for th family online, visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com. Michael Dwight Ditch, Sr.
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on June 13, 2014