Obituary - Darlene "DeeDee" (Wilson) Ditmar


Last updated 12/13/2021 at 11:24am

Darlene Ditmar

Darlene "DeeDee" (Wilson) Ditmar, 87, passed December 6, 2021.

Darlene was born in Liberty County April 22, 1934, to Charles "Tommy" and Alice (Gustafson) Wilson.

DeeDee attended school in Rudyard, graduated high school in 1952; graduating from Idaho State College, earning a degree in cosmetology. She ran Darlene's Beauty Salon in Rudyard.

She married Richard Ditmar on September 25, 1955, together they worked the family farm while raising three children. In 1985 she operated Dee Dee's Beauty Shop until retiring.

They spent many years traveling together and later spent winters in Laughlin, Nevada.

DeeDee had the "gift of gab" that came in handy at the beauty shop. She was an excellent cook and an amazing baker, famous for her Almond Roca during the holidays.

DeeDee's hobbies include gardening, sewing, crocheting, ceramics, golfing, and darting. She was an avid bowler and had a love for shoes!

DeeDee's grandest achievement was her family. Darlene had a strong Christian faith and did not fear death as the last of the Hi-Line's famous "Wilson Sisters."

Preceded in death by parents; sisters; and brothers-in-law, LaVon (Orville) Sather, June (Bob) Toner, Naomi (John) Jacobson, and Myrla Dahlke.

She is survived by husband, Dick; children, Darra (Lyle) Petersen, Doyle (Julie) Ditmar, and Darby (Stacy) Ditmar all of Rudyard; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Dalton Dahlke, numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Services will be at New Beginnings Lutheran Church, Rudyard December 14th at 11:00.

Memorials to the Rudyard Commercial Club, the Rudyard Ambulance.

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