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‘Such a sweet, sweet soul’: Dwight Diltz remembered


April 26, 2018

Members of the Skiff family recently said farewell to a beloved friend and former coworker when Dwight Diltz passed away on April 11, following a 14-month battle with brain cancer.

Dwight 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.

Dwight married his wife Krista in 1995. They lived in Urbandale for their first eight years of marriage, then moved to the Melbourne, Iowa area.  Dwight worked for the Meisner Company for seven years and then both he and Krista joined Skiff Medical Center in 2003. In 2007, they welcomed their daughter Madison.

Dwight, a member of the Plant Operations team, was known through the organization for being dedicated and hard-working. In June 2017, he was named a Spirit of Mercy award winner after being nominated by several coworkers.

“There are very few who make it a point to go as above and beyond as Dwight,” the nomination read. “He understands that he has a chance to positively impact everyone in the hospital. He anticipates every need, and has provided Skiff with excellence, day in and day out.”

An outpouring of affection from coworkers both present and past was posted to Skiff’s Facebook page in the days since Dwight’s death, showing how many lives he touched throughout the hospital:

  • “So sad ... such a nice man, and hard worker! He would be right there for anything needing done at Skiff!!!” – Carrie Cibula
  • “Always putting others first ...” – Ashley Foster
  • “Such a fine kind man he was!” – Steve Knight
  • “He was an extraordinary husband father and friend and coworker. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten!” – Joanna Breckenridge
  • “What a great guy. He was always ready to help out and really go the extra step for others. So sorry for the loss of a wonderful person.” – Lorna Marter
  • “Such a good man he was!” – Brenda Malott
  • “This is so sad. Dwight was a great man!” – Jeff McDermott
  • “Such an awesome, gentle, caring, thoughtful, polite, respectful, respected man. What a loss.” – Jane Taylor
  • “He was such a nice guy and always helpful. His eyes always lit up when he talked about his family.” – Deb Huyser
  • “A sad loss for the world. What an amazing man.” – Chris Carter
  • “Such a sweet, sweet soul.” – Judy Williams
  • “Dwight was great to work with, always going above and beyond. Always took time to visit and share his love for his family!” – Sue Wolters
  • “I loved to see him come through the lab door to check on me. I could always count on him.” – Jane Isebrand
  • “Such a great guy, Dwight was always kind to everyone he met.” – Kristina Morgan
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