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Martha Dittus

Martha Dittus

Martha Dittus, 100, died April 9, 2019, in Bismarck.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 15 at Mandan United Methodist Church, 610 12th St. NW, Mandan.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, where a prayer service will begin at 7 p.m.

Martha Karoline Jose was born Dec. 25, 1918, northwest of Golden Valley, to John and Annetta (Buchman) Jose. She was raised and educated at a country school in the Golden Valley and Dodge area.

On Oct. 31, 1937, she married Emil Unrath in Golden Valley. Together they farmed south of Golden Valley. In later years, Martha and Emil moved into Golden Valley. Emil died Nov. 3, 1983. Following his death, she moved to Beulah.

Martha married Leo Bauer in 1984 in Beulah.

Martha married Roy Dittus March 19, 1991, in Zap, at the Congregational Church. Roy and Martha lived in Glen Ullin, and for the last 13 years have lived at Primrose, Bismarck.

Martha enjoyed crafts, sewing, quilting, cross stitching, knitting, and cooking. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of United Methodist Church of Mandan, also a lifetime member of Germans from Russia.

Martha is survived by her husband, Roy Dittus; her three children, Vernon (Paulette) Unrath, Tim (Sandy) Dittus, and Carol (Marlin) Sapp; her six grandchildren, Craig (Melissa) Unrath, Stephanie (Jason) Bentz, Chad (Kayla) Oberlander, Dawn (Chris) Hanson, and Johanna and Christina Dittus; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Ervin Jose; and one sister, Ruth Sanders; two sisters-in-law, Kathy Jose, Freda Jose; and one special nephew, Kelly Giese.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Emil Unrath and Leo Bauer; her siblings, Art, Gilbert, Elmer, Ida, and DeLora; and one daughter-in-law, Deloris Unrath.

Go to www.parkwayfuneral.com to share memories of Martha and sign the online guest book.

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