Cynthia Jean Dittmer
Cynthia Jean Dittmer
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Cynthia Jean Dittmer, age 60 of Knoxville, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at her home. Cindy's wishes were to be cremated and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be left for the family at

The daughter of Stanley Price and Patricia Ann (Tomlonovic) Daft, Cindy was born on February 7, 1961 in Des Moines. She graduated from Colfax High School in 1979 and attended Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College. On October 29, 1983, she was united in marriage to Lee Dittmer in Colfax. Cindy worked at 3M in Knoxville. She was a member of the Immaculate COnception Catholic Church in Colfax and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Melcher.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Lee; children, Tyler (Melody) Dittmer, Erin (David) Murphy, Quintin (Stacia Terrell) Dittmer, and Carly (James Nelson) Dittmer; six grandchildren, Madison, Avanelle, Katie, Rhiannon, Shane and Natalyn; her father, Stanley Daft; and her siblings, Larry (Charlotte) Daft, Bill (Jan) Daft, Kathy (Dave) Wolf, David (Missy) Daft, and Christy (Todd) Damon. Preceding Cindy in death was her mother Patricia.


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J Janet “Berk” Berkenbosch on Mar 9, 2021

Very saddened to hear fo Cindy’s passing. Good memories from our 4-H days. There was always laughter and good times. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

S Sheila Palczewski on Mar 8, 2021

I was heartbroken to hear of Cindy’s passing, she was a kind and generous friend, and so much fun. 41 years ago today, my Iowa State roommates, Cindy, and others conspired to surprise me with a 19th bday party in my dorm. And boy was I surprised ... to find classmates, lab partners, acquaintances, and all other sorts that they’d invited to help celebrate, in my room. It was THE best! I remember it every year, and especially this year, our 60th.

My sympathies to the Dittmer and Daft families, and all who were touched by her warmth, humor and kindness.

Sheila Behrens Palczewski
Defiance, OH

D Deanna Steenhoek on Mar 8, 2021

My sympathies to all of Cindy's family.
Deanna Steenhoek

J Jeffrey Thomas on Mar 4, 2021

Cindy always had a smile on her face, and was always willing to help to find what I needed at 3M where we both worked. I know that she will be missed. I'm very sorry for your loss, this sweet person was way to young at heart,, and "I" will miss her. My thoughts and prayers for her family at this time of loss... Jeff

M Melissa Clayton on Mar 2, 2021

So sorry for your loss Christy and family. You are in our prayers. Cindy was a sweet and very positive person. May God comfort you during this time.🙏❤

G Gen Gannon on Mar 2, 2021

So sorry to hear about Cindy. that's way too young She will be missed by many

H Helen Wares on Mar 2, 2021

This lady was one of the kindest souls I have ever gotten to know. This past fall she stopped by when she saw our garage door raised, just so we could chat. Anyone that knew Cindy, knows that her "chats" were lengthy. What I wouldn't give to have her stop one more time. Sending thoughts, love and prayers to you all during this most difficult time. Her memory lives on in so many hearts. Helen Wares

A Amy Zoutte on Mar 2, 2021

Her laugh will be missed by many at 3M. Praying for strength for the family. Amy Z

E Ellen and Gary Moffitt on Mar 1, 2021

Gary and I are thinking of all of you and so sorry for your loss.

D Dave and Marianne Wharff on Mar 1, 2021

Lee, Stan, and families;

So sorry about your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

N Nancy Clarke Phelan on Feb 28, 2021

So terribly sorry for your loss. The Daft and Clarke families have been friends for many, many years and I will treasure the memories I have of Cindy. She was truly a remarkable human being. Sending love, hugs, prayers, and my heartfelt sympathy. Nancy Clarke Phelan

S Sandy Smith on Feb 28, 2021

So very sorry for your loss Lee. Cindy was a caring and friendly lady. Whenever she passed the security area she would always stop and ask how I was doing.

L Lori Edge Ricke on Feb 28, 2021

Heartbroken to hear this news. My sympathy to Cindy's family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My friendship with Cindy goes back to our childhood 4-H days. We had such great times together. Very treasured memories.

L LuAnne and Don Steenhoek on Feb 28, 2021

My sincere sympathy and hugs to Cindys' family. Cindy was always so much fun. Our class {1979} was big but Cindy always tried to get as many as possible to come to our reunions. So glad I was able to talk to her on the phone a week before her birthday and so glad I went to see her a couple weeks later. That last hug will stay in my heart forever. LuAnne Steenhoek

M Mavis Dittmer on Feb 28, 2021

CandleAnother of our family lost too soon. She will be missed but remembered for her strength and courage.

L Lisa Riebhoff on Feb 28, 2021

Heartbroken to hear of Cindys passing. I was so lucky to have the honor of knowing her and her family. My heart goes out to them. Cindy was a beautiful soul, always had a smile and the time to stop and talk. Prayers for her family.

L LuAnn Alexander on Feb 28, 2021

To Cindy family, she always had the biggest smile & kind words...Hugs to U all..

T Terry and Monica Hysell on Feb 27, 2021

Stan, Cindy’s siblings, children and grandchildren. Aunts, Uncles and cousins and greats. You all have our deepest sympathy. Cindy was a beautiful person inside and out. She was so involved with helping with anything for the Alumni. Growing up as neighbors to the greatest Daft family was such great fun. I have many memories, then having the opportunity to babysit. You all in out thoughts and prayers. Blessings to you all!! I’m so very sorry!! Hugs!!! 🙏🏻💗🙏🏻💗😢😢

T Teri Gunsaulus on Feb 27, 2021

So sorry to hear about Cindy. She was such a kind and fun loving person. She truly enjoyed life, especially her family. Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Ron and Teri Gunsaulus

C Cathy Jo Courtney on Feb 27, 2021

CandleSaddened and heart broken to hear this sweet and wonderful lady lost her battle to cancer. Cindy was great to work with at 3M and had so much fun and laughter to share. She will be greatly missed.

T Teddy Van Hoosen on Feb 27, 2021

So very sorry to hear of your loss, Miss and Dave. Always in your heart

B Brenda H 3M on Feb 27, 2021

CandleSo sorry to hear about Cindy.
Hugs to all of you.

D Debbie Ogle on Feb 27, 2021

Lee my heart is breaking for you and your families. Cindy will be missed by all who new her. Cindy was the life of the Halloween parties that my sister Rose aka Scooter had thats where my girls and I got to know her. She was such a hoot and so much fun and will truly be missed. Keep in your hearts and minds all the wonderful times you had. Love you all!! Xoxo

J Jane Behrens on Feb 27, 2021

To all of Cindy’s family, my heart goes out to you. Cindy is now an angel and will always be in your hearts. I do remember Cindy in Ames many years ago and her smile and laughter was contagious. She shined. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jane Behrens
Kansas City, Missouri



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