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Maxine Rosalia Dittmer


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Maxine Rosalia Dittmer Obituary
LORAIN - Maxine Rosalia Dittmer (nee Smith), 83, of Lorain, died Saturday, January 25, 2014, at her home after a brief illness.
She was born September 24, 1930, in Lorain, and remained a lifelong resident.
Maxine was an administrator of Anchor Lodge Nursing Home for 14 years, retiring in 1984. Prior to that, she had worked at St. Joseph Hospital as a practical nurse.
She had been a life member of the former St. Joseph Church, and was most recently a parishioner of Sacred Heart Chapel.
Maxine had been a breast cancer survivor since 1990, and survived an aneurysm in 2004.
She belonged to AARP, and enjoyed gardening, reading, crossword puzzles and her ching-ching (gambling) trips.
Maxine is survived by her children, Wayne J. Dittmer and Lynne (James) Christner, both of Lorain, and Elden R. Dittmer of Sullivan; grandchildren, Conner, Crystal, Eleea, and Destini Dittmer, and Jason, Corey, and Timothy Christner; along with seven great-grandchildren; sister, Jeanne (Wally) Riegel of Lorain; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Dittmer of Lorain.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Wayne R. in 1995; granddaughter, Victoria Christner in 1978; brother, George R. Smith in 1984; sister, Evelyn Goohs in 2013, and her parents, Grover and Emilie Smith.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in Reichlin-Cooley Funeral Home, 2920 Broadway, Lorain.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 29, 2014, beginning with closing prayers at 8:45 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by 9:30 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Chapel, 4301 Pearl Ave., Lorain. The Rev. William Thaden will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are encouraged to St. Joseph Shelter, P.O. Box 766, Lorain, OH 44052, or The Salvation Army.
Published in www.morningjournal.com on Jan. 27, 2014
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