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Donna M. Dittmer

September 27, 1927 ~ May 29, 2012 (age 84)

   Mrs. Donna M. Dittmer, 84, of Sunrise Senior Living of Schaumburg, Illinois, formerly of Quincy, died at 2:30am Tuesday (May 29, 2012) in her residence.

   Born September 27, 1927 in Griggsville, Illinois, Donna was the daughter of Rufus Hitch and Maurine Jennings Hitch. She married Clifford Brown Jr. on October 15, 1949 in Pittsfield, Illinois.  She later married Bernard H. Dittmer in Quincy, Illinois on July 3, 1969. He preceded her in death on August 2, 1988.

   Donna was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a 1945 graduate of Griggsville High School. She enjoyed bowling, traveling, dining out, visiting her friends, and playing cards. She enjoyed volunteering her time with the Red Cross Water Bugs.

   Donna loved spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

   Donna was a waitress at Mississippi Grill in West Quincy while her children were young and then retired from Motorola when they closed.

   Survivors include three children, Joyce Johnsen and husband Brad of St. Charles, IL, Carol Foster and her husband Don of Lakewood, IL. and Richard Brown and his wife Cindy of Schaumburg, IL; nine grandchildren, Steven Foster and his wife Kirsten of Lake in The Hills, IL. Richard Brown Jr. and his wife Jamie of Hanover Park, IL., Jeremy Brown of Overland Park, KS, Greg Foster of Lake In The Hills, IL, Gary Johnsen  and his wife Elissa of Chicago, IL, Carrie Nielsen and her husband Bill of Huntley, IL, Philip Johnsen and his wife Erin of Chicago, IL., Corey Brown and his wife Gina of Schaumburg, IL, and Julie Johnsen of St. Charles, IL; nine great grandchildren, Shawna Brown, Logan Brown, Riley Brown, Ashley Foster, Brandon Foster, Autumn Brown, Talon Brown,  Claire Johnsen, and Derek Johnsen; one new great grandchild is expected in July.

   Also surviving are two brothers, Roy Hitch of Arizona and Norman Hitch of Missouri, a niece and several nephews.

   Donna was preceded in death by her parents; her 2nd husband, Bernard; and a brother, Lewis Hitch.

   Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Mickey Farlow officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

   Visitation will be held Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Saturday morning until time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer*s Foundation.
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