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Derrick T. Ditzler, 21, of Caseyville, Ill., born Dec. 15, 1991, in Maryville, Ill., died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Caseyville, Ill.
Derrick was employed with R&M Sewer. He loved to spend time with his family. He was a very loving father to his son Landon, they enjoyed playing in the park and basketball. Derrick was very much into fitness and working out. He was just a fun outgoing guy that everybody liked being with. He will be dearly missed by all. Derrick was a 2010 Collinsville High School graduate.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, John Nick Ditzler Sr.
Surviving are his parents, Nick John and Alicia, nee McNeill, Ditzler Jr., of Caseyville, Ill.; son, Landon Carter "Lando" Ditzler and his mother, Samantha Novak of Collinsville, Ill.; brother, Nick Ditzler (fiancee, Kimberly Witt) of Caseyville, Ill., and their children, Hayley "Sissy" and Easton "Bubba"; paternal grandmother, Sandra Ditzler of Caseyville, Ill.; maternal grandparents, Ron and Brenda McNeill of Caseyville, Ill.; aunts and uncles, Ronny "Oscar" McNeill of Caseyville, Ill., John (Linda) Maher of Caseyville, Ill., Terry (Lori) Ditzler of Caseyville, Ill., Jeannie (Pat) Ward of Louisiana, and Lisa (J.K.) Conatser of Florida; a great-aunt, Janet Howard of Florida; special dear friend, Taylor Etta-Marie Burnham of Bethalto, Ill.; best friends, Matt Reichert of Collinsville, Ill., and Matt Luther of Maryville, Ill.; numerous cousins; and too many friends to list.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Landon Carter Ditzler Education Fund. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.herrfuneral.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Herr Funeral Home, Collinsville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Herr Funeral Home, Collinsville, Ill., with Pastor Matt Howland officiating.