Dwight Leon Diltz, the son of Dwight Loren and Myrtle Lavinia (Rundell) Diltz, was born May 15, 1967, in Des Moines. He graduated from North Polk High School with the class of 1985. He received his journeyman electrician license and degree from ABC Electrical in Des Moines in 2000.
On Dec. 26, 1995, Dwight was united in marriage with Krista Marie Highland in Harrison, Ark. They lived in Urbandale, for their first eight years of marriage then moved to the Melbourne area. Dwight worked for the Meisner Company for seven years and then for Skiff Medical Center. Dwight was dedicated and hard-working. He was extremely proud of becoming an electrician and helping to improve Skiff plant operations.
Dwight died Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at his home near Melbourne. He was 50 years old. Dwight was preceded in death by his mother; and a sister, Debbie Vanbenthusen.
Those left to honor Dwight’s memory include his wife, Krista of Melbourne; his daughter, Madison of Melbourne; his father, Dwight Diltz; his sisters, Beverly (Roger) Abrajano and Susan (Lonnie) Minge; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Monday, April 16 at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday prior to the service. Memorials will be designated for his daughter Madison. Please make checks to Krista Diltz with Dwight memorial in the memo. Online condolences may be left at pencefh.com.