and Colin Edouard
Patti Lou Dill, 91, and Colin Edward Dill, 93, of New Carlisle, died just three days apart. Married for 70 years, Patti passed away on Saturday November 14, 2020 at the Wood Glen Nursing Center in Dayton and Colin passed away on Tuesday November 17, 2020 at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. While declining health has separated them in recent years, their hearts have inevitably remained bound. Patti and Colin were married on August 26, 1950 in Columbus. Soon after, Colin’s service in the military took them to Fort Knox, Ky, where they started a family. Once released, they moved to Dayton where their family eventually grew to six. In 1963, they traveled to New Carlisle where the couple opened Dill Refrigeration and Appliance. A skilled technician, Colin repaired home appliances and Patti ran the office and sold new appliances in the showroom. Long after the store closed, local residents still relied on Colin’s repair skills to make sure their ovens worked on Thanksgiving Day and their air conditioners cooled on hot summer days. Patti was known for her booming Avon business, which earned her a stint at the President’s Club several times during her 20 years with the company. They were active members of the First United Methodist Church in New Carlisle. Colin was a member of the Sertoma club and Patti was a member of the church circle group. She has also served as Treasurer of the Tecumseh High School Band Boosters, among other volunteer positions with schools. Patti was born on October 5, 1929 to Gilma (Clapper) Wilkins and Arthur Wilkins of New Rome. Colin was born July 29, 1927 to Ivah (Haines) Dill and K. Hays Dill of Ashville. They are predeceased by their parents, Patti’s sister Lavonne (Jack) Headlee, and Colin’s siblings Howard Dill, David (Metta) Dill, Frank (Jane) Dill and Donna (Boyd) Fosnaugh. Patti and Colin are survived by one son, Dennis Dill of Cincinnati; three daughters, Debbie (Rodney) Miller of Brookville, Janice (Daryl) Dulaney of Naples, Fla, and Cindy (Jim) Young of Newark; six grandchildren, Erin (Nate) Buelt, Brian (Stephanie) Dulaney, Alex Steen, Daniel Miller, Chelsea Steen and Ashley Miller; and three great-grandchildren, Anna, Lillian and Grace Buelt. A funeral service will be held on Saturday June 12, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the New Carlisle Cemetery with Jamie Leighty as officiant. An official procession will meet at the Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar and Fraley Funeral Home located at 507 W. Jefferson St. in New Carlisle at 10:15 am and depart for the cemetery at 10:45 am Friends and relatives are invited to attend. join. Contributions are suggested for the First United Methodist Church of New Carlisle. Expressions of sympathy can be given to www.trostelchapman.com.