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400 S 10th St. - Escanaba, Michigan 49829
West 3755 US 2 - Spalding, Michigan 49886
Paul H. Dittrich
Date of Death: October, 01 2019

           Paul H. Dittrich, 65, Ford River area, passed away on October 1, 2019 at his home in the presence of his family. Paul was born on September 18, 1954 in Escanaba, son of the late Clarence and Evelyn (Olson) Dittrich.
           Paul graduated from Escanaba High School and then made his career with the railroad. He was loved by many friends and always had a joke to tell. Paul was very caring and generous, the type of guy that would give a stranger the shirt off his back. He was an avid outdoorsman, and also enjoyed working on various projects in his garage. He also enjoyed cooking, hunting morel mushrooms, gathering with friends & family, and cheering on his favorite team, the Green Bay Packers!
          Paul is survived by his daughters: Sarah (Brad) Argall and Cally (Alex Plouff) Dittrich, sisters: Jackie (David) Bruce and Jeanne Kivi, brother: Norman (Kathy) Dittrich, Grandchildren: Krista, Drew, and Jace, brother-in-law: Brian (Marcy) Cox, several nieces and a nephew, cousins, his "best cousin": Ron Kremer, and his rescue dog Bonamer.
          Paul is preceded in death by his parents.
          Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday October 12, 2019 at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home (400 S. 10th St., Escanaba, MI 49829). A funeral to celebrate Paul's life will follow visitation on Saturday at the funeral home with Fr. Rick Courier officiating.
          In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the family of Paul Dittrich (If so desired).
          Please visit to send online condolences to his family.

  • "Cally Mary and family sorry to hear, you have my sympathy."
    -Anne Petersen

  • "Sending my condolences to Sarah and her family. Praying for peace during this difficult time."
    -Melissa Bena

  • ""Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They are simply mean I'll miss you until we meet again." Sending my strength and love to Sarah and her family. "
    -Tammy T

  • "So sad to hear this. We worked with him on the railroad and so many memories and stories. He was a gentle kind man. Many prayers and hugs to family."
    -John and Brenda Strahl

  • "My deepest condolences to all family and friends. I am sorry for your loss. I will always hold Paul in a special place in my heart. May family and friends find comfort with each . Love all. "
    -Marcy Cox

  • "I’m soo sorry for your loss Cally. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. "
    -Margaret Glenn

  • "So sorry to read of this loss, and offer our condolences to all. Pretty sure that Todd and Paul are enjoying their extremely recent reunion! One without pains or discomforts....but plenty of laughter and memories! Again, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing this photo of's a good one!"
    -Warren and Gloria

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