The celebration of his life will be held in the funeral home on Monday, August 8th at 11:00 a.m., followed by military honors. Visitation will be in the funeral home that same day from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials should be directed to the Wisconsin Humane Society-Racine Campus, 8900-16th St. Mt. Pleasant 53177
Donald J. Dittlof, 89, passed away at his residence on Friday, July 29, 2022 with his family by his side.
He was born in Milwaukee on November 22, 1932, the son of the late Conrad and Alma (nee: Wick) Dittlof.
Mr. Dittlof served his country as a parachute rigger in the 11th Airborne Quartermaster Company with the U.S. Army from February 1953 to February 1956. On Nov. 1, 1969, at the Guardian Angel Shrine in Las Vegas, NV, he was united in marriage to Marilynn Jankowski. Mr. Dittlof had been employed by A.M.C., Rexnord, and finally retired from Western Publishing Co. in 1997.
He was an avid golfer and proud of his 230-yard hole in one at Whitnall Golf Course, as well as bowling a 299-game. Mr. Dittlof was especially proud of his vegetable garden, loved playing poker, shooting pool, riding motorcycles, and vacationing in Las Vegas with his wife of 52 years.
Surviving are his wife, Marilynn; two sons, Brian (Amy) Dittlof, and Eric (Lisa) Dittlof, all of Mt. Pleasant; five grandchildren, Loryn, Jonathan, Melodie, Addison, and Julia. He is also survived by his nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Dittlof, and sister, Alice Pulvermacher.
Special thanks to Ascension Cardiac Unit and Compassus Hospice for their loving care.