Cecile Ditlinger, 86, of Carmel, Indiana, passed away on September 6, 2023. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 21, 1937, to the late August and Agnes Lehmann.
Cecile grew up in Chicago, where she eventually worked for a financial company. While living there, she met her husband, Donald. They moved to Greenwood, Indiana, after their beautiful wedding at Little Flower. Together, they have spent the last 50 years in Greenwood.
Cecile's life revolved around her family and home. Her dedication and commitment as a homemaker for 50 years helped her daughter, Christine, become the person she is today.
Outside of her role as a homemaker, Cecile found joy in various hobbies and interests. She cherished the game of bridge and would often gather with friends for friendly competitions. Cecile also delighted in reconnecting with old friends when she visited her hometown and birthplace of Chicago.
Cecile is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Donald E. Ditlinger; daughter, Christine (Douglas) Stevens; grandchildren, Cory Neal (Becca), Zachary, and Amanda; great-grandchild Lincoln; and extended family, including many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in passing by her parents, August and Agnes Lehmann; and her infant brother who passed at birth.
A Visitation will be at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 14598 Oak Ridge Road, Carmel, IN, on September 12, from 12 noon to 1 pm, followed by a Funeral Mass at 1:00 PM.
Flowers are welcome and can be delivered directly to the church. If you wish to make a memorial contribution in Cecile’s name, please do so to Little Sisters of the Poor, 2345 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260.