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Martha Clara Bertha Ditch, 98, Crystal

Martha Ditch

Martha Clara Bertha (Harmel) Ditch, 98, formerly of Crystal, died April 10, 2017.
A private family graveside service was held at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis.
She was born Oct. 20, 1918, in Glencoe, to Gustav and Emma (Rothmann) Harmel as the youngest in a German-speaking family. Her family emigrated from Posen, Germany, in 1899. Her father was from Jankendorf and her mother was from Kletzko.
She was a long-time member of Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church and later attended Grace Church, Edina.
She enjoyed life, especially reading, entertaining, picnics, traveling and spending time with her families. She was loved and will be deeply missed by her family.
She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Ditch and Deborah (Kent) Cutkomp; grandson, Andrew Cutkomp; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Warren Ditch; son, Warren “Skip” Ditch Jr.; her parents; siblings, Martin, Frieda (Henry) Schade, Else (Fred) Schade, Hedwig, Anna (Louis) Fox, Elisa, Margaret (Louis) Meyers, Paul (Avis), Erich (Irene), Marie (August) Radunz and Gertrude (Paul) Radunz.
Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota/North Dakota or a favorite charity in Mrs. Ditch’s name.
Ruhe in Frieden, Martha.