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Services Friday for Robert J. Dilts, 33

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Robert J. Dilts, 33, of South Bend, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018, in his home.

Bobby was born on April 25, 1985, in LaPorte, Indiana, to Robert and Linda (Lloyd) Dilts.

He was employed with IMF (Industrial Metal Fab) in South Bend as a CNC Machinist.

Bobby is survived by his parents, Robert and Linda Dilts of New Carlisle, Indiana; his daughter, Kayla Cowham of New Carlisle, Indiana; his two sons, Kaleb Dilts of Chesterton, Indiana, and Tristin Dilts of New Carlisle, two step-children, Alexis and Ethan Martin of New Carlisle, Indiana; and his two sisters, Nicole Dilts of New Carlisle, Indiana, and Kimberly (Jason) Cioch of Mishawaka, Indiana.

Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 5, 2018, in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, Indiana.

A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Bobby was a 2003 graduate of New Prairie High School. He had a big heart and a fun disposition. He loved music, movies, and had a true spirit during all holidays. Bobby was a dedicated worker and a loving father. His children and family meant the world to him.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Kayla Cowham, Kaleb, and Tristin Dilts Trust Fund preparation at

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Posted 10/4/2018




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