Lylina Ann (Robbins) Dittmer, Elkader, Iowa, October 18, 2019,

Lylina Ann (Robbins) Dittmer, 44, of Elkader, Iowa died Friday, October 18, 2019, at Mercy One, in Elkader. She was born February 22, 1975, to Lyle R. Robbins, Sr of Anita, IA, and Gloria A. Robbins of Elkader.

Lylina attended school at Central Community School of Elkader and graduated in 1993. Lylina attended and graduated Kirkwood Community College 1995, with an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts and Media.

She was united in marriage to Douglas John Dittmer on September 23, 1995, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. They have one daughter, Erin Jo Dittmer, 8th grade at Central Community School.

Lylina worked at Elkader Care Center for ten years, Rise Group Home for ten years along with being an EMT for Mercy One for 15 years. Lylina was dedicated to her EMT service, helping at extra times whenever needed, and many extra hours working on the nursing floor of the hospital.

She enjoyed camping, car cruises, photography, crocheting and attending the local fairs. Lylina was always helping others and enjoyed being with family and friends. She also enjoyed Mud Bogs. Lylina was a member of the Girl Scouts from Brownie to Cadet.

Lylina is survived by her husband, Douglas John Dittmer, and daughter, Erin Jo of Elkader; father, Lyle R. Robbins, Sr. (Val) of Anita, IA; mother, Gloria Ann Robbins (Harry Sr) of Elkader; one brother, Lyle R. Robbins Jr (Stacy) of Jefferson; nephew Luke; nieces, Natalie and Alyssa Robbins of Jefferson; step-sisters, Angel (Jerry) Richards of Creston, and B.J. Kinzie of Creston; step-brothers Chuck (Andi) Kinzie of Anita, Donnie (Kim) Kinzie of Stuart, mother-in-law, Darlene Dittmer of Elkader; sisters-in-law, Lisa (Kevin) Ihde of Farmersburg and Jan (John) Garms of Elkader; Uncle Harry W. Robbins, Jr. (Paulette) of Chaney, WA, Aunt Sadie Robbins of Antioch, CA, Aunt Bonnie Stifel of Postville, Uncle Lavern (Carol) Gibbs of Cedar Rapids, Uncle Melvin (Barb) Gibbs of Waterloo and Aunt

Lorraine LaGrange of Cedar Rapids and numerous nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Glen and Violet Gibbs, John and Gladys Robbins, Clair and Carol Phelps; Uncles John Paul Robbins and his son Cheyenne and William Crane.

Visitation:  4 to 7 PM on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at Peace United Church of Christ, Elkader and one hour before the service on Monday.

Funeral Services: 11:00 AM on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Peace United Church of Christ, Elkader, with Rev. Jon Haack officiating.

Interment: Mederville Cemetery

Leonard Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left with

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