HAYS-Caleb Arthur Ditmar “Iya Hoksina” (Stone Child) named by his  late grandmother Selena Ditmar, at the age of 18, left this earth to be with our loving Creator on August 20, 2019 at Dodson, MT.

Wake services will be Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 6 PM at Chief Enemy Killer in Lodge Pole, MT.

Funeral Services will be Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10 AM at Chief Enemy Killer in Lodge Pole, MT. Burial will follow services at the Pink Church Cemetery, Fort Belknap Agency, MT on Highway 2.

     Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com

     Caleb was born to parents, Pat Ditmar and Irene Chandler at Havre, Montana on July 13, 2001. Caleb was a friendly, loving, respectful young man. He always had a smile on his face and he loved to make people smile and laugh. Caleb also loved to give hugs and he grew up to be a fine young man. He graduated from Dodson High School in May 2019. He attended Harlem and Dodson schools. Caleb enjoyed playing basketball/running cross-country with his friends, riding his horses, hunting, driving around with the boys, working at Jay Smith’s, playing Xbox, working on his truck, singing to his favorite country music songs and belt out to native song/dance, hanging out with friends, watching his favorite movie “Secretariat”. Caleb dreamed of working for the “Gilbert Ranch” ever since he was a little boy; which he was hired at age 18. He loved to brand & trail cows and had just started team roping. Also, as a young boy he enjoyed spending time with his late grandparents, Arthur & Selena Ditmar. He was hardworking from a young age to the young man he became.

     He is survived by Parents, Pat (Sarah) Ditmar of Dodson, MT and Irene (Craig) Chandler; Sisters Kali & Kamryn Ditmar of Eagle Child, MT; Brother Zarek Jones. Uncles: Marty A. (Brittany) Lone Bear of Lodge Pole, MT and Brandon (Aimee) Gopher of Box Elder, MT. Aunts: Mandy (James) Byrd of Culbertson, MT. Godmother: Michelle (Mitchell) Healy Lone Bear of Fort Belknap Agency, MT, Lacey Carry Water of Havre, MT and Cheyenne (Jace) Carry Water of Havre, MT. Adopted Family: Don & Dawn Rose Racine, Kyla Racine, Kadin Racine. Special Uncle: Shelby Essert of Fort Belknap Agency, MT. Paternal Grandparents: Phillip Shortman, Myrna (Smiley) Guardipee, Lois Shortman, Stanley “Peanut” (Joan) Johnson, Ben Johnson, Vivian Hershel and Vicki Johnson all from Fort Belknap Agency, MT. Maternal Grandparents: Marty Darrell Lone Bear of Poplar, MT , Cindy Cliff, Debbie Cliff (Jesse), Wanda (Bruce) Denny, Lynn (Barb) Cliff, Sr., Terry (April) Cliff, Sr. all of Lodge Pole, MT, Ricky (Sue) Cliff of Lawrence, KS, Karen (Craig) Cain, Adelbert Lone Bear, Jr. and Henry (Norine) Lone Bear all from Poplar, MT, Hannah (Clyde) Wing of Lodge Pole, MT, Delbert (Angie) Jackson of White Bear, MT and Nadine Westphal. Godmother

   Caleb was preceded in death by Paternal Grandparents, Arthur & Selena Ditmar, Mary Kay White & Doug Johnson. Maternal Grandparents: Stacey Carry Water. Maternal Great Grandparents, Henry & Vera (Jackson) Cliff, Irene Filbrick and Adelbert Lone Bear. Maternal Great-Great Grandparents: Thomas Cliff, Olivia Brisbo, Leslie “Buddy” Jackson & Ruby First Smoke. Uncles: Bruce Denny, Jr. & Marty Lone Bear, Jr. Aunts: Angel Denny. Godfather: Shawn M. Shambo.

   Extended Families include: Helgeson, Healy, Cliff, Show, Wing, Messerly, Long Fox, Johnson, Blackbird, Lone Bear, Hastheeagle , Sullivan, Main, Allen, Crabtree, Cain and Jackson families. We apologize if we inadvertently left anyone out, it was not intentional as the family is too numerous to mention.


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From: Pricilla Heflin

I'm so sorry to hear about Caleb. My condolences and healing prayers to the families.

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