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Dennis Dilger, 81, Mariah Hill

Dennis C. Dilger, 81, of Mariah Hill, passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Scenic Hills at the Monastery in Ferdinand. 

Dennis was born in Mariah Hill, on August 2, 1939, to Hubert and Philomena (Daunhauer) Dilger. He was united in marriage with Mary Jane Olinger on October 9, 1965, in Saint Ferdinand Church. 

Dennis was the owner/ operator of D. D. Service and Repair for 52 years. He was also a farmer. 

His memberships included St. Francis of Assisi, Mary Help of Christians Church, and Mariah Hill Conservation Club. He was a United States Army Veteran. 

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, horse racing, gardening and playing cards.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Mary Jane Dilger; three sons, Kevin (Sherri) and Keith (Dana) Dilger, both of Mariah Hill, and Ken (Heidi) Dilger of Carmel; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; five brothers, Bill Dilger of Huntingburg, Jim (Darlene) Dilger of Ferdinand, Leon (Doris) Dilger and Larry (Janet) Dilger, both of Mariah Hill, and Earl (Shirley) Dilger of Florida; and two sisters, Marie and Sandy Dilger, both of Mariah Hill. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Alvin and Herb Dilger; and a sister, Emogene Brames. 

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, April 20, in Mary Help of Christians Church. Burial with military rites by Ferdinand Legion Post 124 in the church cemetery following the mass. Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand is in charge of all arrangements. 

Memorial contributions may be made in Dennis’s name to the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center, St. Francis of Assisi Parish or a favorite charity. Online condolence may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

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