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 Gayle Eugene “Bob” Dittmer

Gayle Eugene “Bob” Dittmer

Birth
Shelby, Shelby County, Iowa, USA
Death 11 May 2013 (aged 90)
Bella Vista, Benton County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Bella Vista, Benton County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 110775237 · View Source
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When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be just like Grandpa Bob. He was a very dedicated farmer, a proud veteran and an amazing grandfather. He had nicknames for everybody, including his tractors. His own nickname dated all the way back to his early childhood. When his older brother tried to say "baby", it sounded like "bobby". And it stuck with him his entire life.

During World War II, he enlisted, and served in Hawaii. After the war, he followed in his father's footsteps and took up farming. In 1948 he began a 65 year long marriage that gave him 4 children, and later, 10 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. He enjoyed simple things, like fishing, John Wayne movies, and sitting on the front porch playing with his cats, at the end of a long day in the field.

He took pride in everything he did, and there wer so many things he could do well. But being a grandfather was one of the things he did best.


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  • Created by: Philip Wymore
  • Added: 18 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110775237
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gayle Eugene “Bob” Dittmer (12 Nov 1922–11 May 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110775237, citing Bella Vista Memorial Garden Cemetery, Bella Vista, Benton County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Philip Wymore (contributor 46838774) .