Sandra D. Dittmer, 48

September 11, 1970 - October 10, 2018

Hastings resident Sandra D. Dittmer, 48, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at
Bryan Medical Center East, Lincoln, NE.

Services are 11 a.m. Monday, October 15, at Masonic Temple – Ball Room, 411 North
Hastings Avenue in Hastings with Wil Dittmer and Joe Marino officiating. Private family
burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to Chips or Start Over Rover.
Visitation will be 1-6 p.m. Sunday with family present 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home, and
one hour prior to service at the Masonic Temple. Private condolences may be sent to the
family at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center
is serving the family.

Sandra was born September 11, 1970, in Hastings, NE to Jackie D. & Laura (Boyd)
Archer. She graduated from Adams Central High School in 1988 and attended University
of Nebraska-Lincoln. Sandra married the love of her life Billy J. Dittmer on September 2,
1995, at Grace United Methodist Church in Hastings. She worked at the Hastings
Convention/Visitors Bureau.

Sandra was preceded in death by her father, Jack Archer; brothers, Dan Archer and Joe
Hopkins; sisters, Karon Lytle and Jeannie Archer; and grandparents, Henry & Ella Boyd
and Glenn & Lourene Archer; and mother & father-in-law, Jack & Laverna Dittmer.


Husband: Billy J. Dittmer
Sons: William Dittmer
Jackson Dittmer
Granddaughter: Faith Dittmer
Mother: Laura Jackson
Brothers & Spouses: Jerry & Lisa Archer
Jim & Kathy Hopkins
Sister: Barb Eyer
Sisters-in-law: Carla Jameson
Theresa Archer
Brother-in-law & Spouse: Tom & Cheryl Dittmer
Dogs: 3
Cats: 3
Cherished Friends and many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews & Cousins

(To the tune of Brady Bunch) “This is a story, of a woman named Sandra who was
bringing up two very active boys. She had a heart of gold and wicked awesome humor
and the rest to be told…”

Her numerous accomplishments are varied and dear to her. Her passion for the theater
and living her life with jazz hands, a plethora of books she read, and her advocacy of fur
people. She had a limitless energy for her community, history, and tourism. Sandra’s
enthusiasm for reconnecting with chosen family brought joy for her and to all she

Since her body became limited by her illnesses she found strength and joy through her
family and friends. She loved fiercely but wouldn’t hesitate to stick up for you even
against yourself “I love you dearly, but…”.

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Winnie The