Obituary of Robert Dean Ditmars
Robert Dean Ditmars, 83, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2022 at his home in Muscatine.
Robert was born February 24, 1939 in Iowa City, Iowa the son of Robert and Lola (McLaughlin) Ditmars. He was a graduate of West Liberty High School.
On April 7, 1973 he was united in marriage to Carol D. Barth at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, she passed away in 2003.
In his early years, together with his brothers Skip and Phil they built and raced dragsters until they joined the Top Gas Dragster class and raced throughout the country. He later was employed with Bandag in Muscatine until his retirement. He was a member of Walnut Park Baptist Church in Muscatine, enjoyed camping and going out for coffee and to eat with friends. Following Carol’s death he spent many winters camping in Florida.
He is survived by one son: Robert (Shannon) Ditmars of Neenah, Wisconsin, three grandchildren: Kaley, Ryder and Ashley, brother Phillip Ditmars of Moorseville, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Carol, brother Skip, son Brian Lee, daughter Melissa Lee and a grandson Aaron.