Forrest Ditzler, 92, of Medina, Ohio, passed away Aug. 7, 2019.

He was born July 17, 1927, in Essex, the son of Robert and Rosa (Schultz) Ditzler. Forrest married Betty Polk on June 28, 1949.

He was employed at General Foods Corp. and retired in 1982.

Surviving are a daughter, Deborah (Ditzler) Sparrow; a granddaughter, Kelly (Sparrow) Conover, and a grandson-in-law, Jason Conover. Also surviving are a great-granddaughter, Katie Conover; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his wife; sister, Reva (Ditzler) Hebert Sutherland; son-in-law, Fred Sparrow; and brother-in-law, Joseph Hebert.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Schreffler Funeral Homes, Bourbonnais Chapel, with Dr. Jay Ott officiating. Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens in Aroma Township.

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