Levi Nicholas Dilts was 12 years old when he passed from this life, on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Levi was born on January 8, 2004, in Florence, to Rickie Dilts, Jr. and Tinna Ketterer Dilts.  He was a 6th grader at Southern Middle School.  Levi was so full of life.  He loved his dirt bikes and four-wheeler.  He loved riding in the golf cart and playing video games.  Levi enjoyed playing basketball and baseball.  He loved his pet turtles and his dog, “Princess”.

He is survived by his mother, Tinna Ketterer Dilts (and David Swiney), of the Slate Branch Community; his sister, Rebecca Dilts, of the Slate Branch Community; his maternal grandparents, Donnie Frank Ketterer, Sr. and Mary Rebecca Ketterer, of Ghent; his paternal grandfather, Rickie Dilts, Sr., of Florence; Allen Swiney, of Somerset, who was like a brother to Levi; his uncles, Donnie Ketterer, Jr., of Ghent, Lonnie Ketterer, of Warsaw, Jimmy Ketterer, of Worthville, Trent (and Danielle) Dilts, of Florence, and Kyle Dilts, of Florence; his aunts, Denise Hearn, of London, and Doris (and Jesse) Proffitt, of Lily; and Tony and Regina Swiney, of Somerset, who were like an aunt and uncle to Levi.

Levi is preceded in death by his father, Rickie Dilts, Jr.; and his paternal grandmother, Brenda Ballard Dilts.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 20, 2016, after 6:00 p.m., in Southern Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services for Levi will be held Sunday, August 21, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., in Southern Oaks Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Jeff Lockard and Bro. Tony Swiney officiating.  Burial will be in Southern Oaks Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Levi Nicholas Dilts Memorial Fund.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.