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Bert E. Dills

March 23, 1934 — October 4, 2017

Bert E. Dills, 83 of Elkhart, passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 4, 2017 at Elkhart General Hospital.

He was born March 23, 1934 in Elkhart to Eldred and Ethel (Mott) Dills. He married Barbara B. Bontrager on May 12, 1956 in Elkhart. She survives along with a son, Mike Dills of Pierceton, 2 daughters, Marcia Dills of South Bend and Marinda (Dan) Meyer of Huntington; 2 grandchildren, Dustin (Courtney) Meyer of Ossian and Malia (Tyler) Jaynes of South Bend; 4 great-grandchildren and a sister, Carol (Bob) Byrket of Wakarusa. He was loved by many nieces, nephews, and sister and brother in laws. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lorraine Bender.

Bert retired after 30 years from Vincent Bach Co. as a supervisor in the brass department. He was a member of Augustana Lutheran Church and was past commander and life member of the DAV# 19.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 pm on Saturday, Oct. 7th at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, and an hour prior to the 1 pm service on Sunday. Rev. Steve Reshan will officiate. Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery, Bristol where military honors will be rendered by the U.S. Navy and the DAV# 19.

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