Ronald L. Dittmar, 68, of Bethalto, passed away unexpectedly at 12:59 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at his home.
He was born on Jan. 23, 1947, in Freeport, the son of Robert L. and Marie (Brudi) Dittmar.
He married Barbara J. Morhardt on June 1, 1968, in Hazel Green, Wisc. They celebrated 47 years together; she survives.
Ronald served his country in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971, during the Vietnam War. He was an Avionics Parts Sales Representative at West Star Aviation. He was an avid bicyclist, enjoyed his Corvette, fishing in the Ozarks with his buddies, spending time with his family and friends, and drinking Miller Light. Some of his best times were BBQs and backyard games along with trips to Jamaica with his “extended” family and was proud to be the Jamaican Dad.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Bruce Griesemer of Godfrey and Angela and Jason Eaker of Fosterburg; a sister, Kay Wilson; and his mother-in-law, Lorena Morhardt of Mount Carroll.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Kenneth Dittmar; a sister, Joyce Bautsch; and his father-in-law, Glen Morhardt.
A memorial visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.
Memorials may be made to the Brown Family Children’s Foundation. The funds will be used to purchase new bicycles for children in the Madison County area who would not otherwise have them in honor of Ron.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.