Rosemary Ethelyn (Dittmar) Martin
Downriver - Rosemary Ethelyn (Dittmar) Martin, 68, of Downriver, passed away April 23, 2021. She had the brightest smile and a super contagious laugh that was loved by all. She was always open and welcoming to anyone who came around, and loved nothing more than to tell a story or a bad joke! She enjoyed musicals, especially 'The King and I,' she would sing along and knew every word of the film. She loved to sing and had a beautiful and captivating singing voice which she
passed on to her daughters. Her energy was infectious, and no one was immune. She loved "oldies" music and would listen to it while spending time with her friends and family. She graduated from John F. Kennedy High School ('70) and spent many years in her hometown of Taylor, Michigan later residing in Monroe, Michigan. Preceded in death by her parents Ira and Evelyn Dittmar, brother Ronald Dittmar and sister Delores "Dolly" Yates. Survived by her five children Serena Martin (Matthew Liske), Michael Martin, Joel Martin, Lavon Dittmar (Jasmine), Heidi Dittmar (Rebecca), and eight grandchildren; four siblings Frances Dittmar, Patricia Botruff, Lola Lovins, and Franklin "Eddie" Dittmar (Gloria). A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 8, 2021, in Belleville, Michigan. More information to follow.
Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from Apr. 28 to May 1, 2021.