Robert O. ‘Bob’ Dittmann


Aug. 24, 1923 - Oct. 20, 2012



Robert Otto “Bob” Dittmann of Waukesha died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee at the age of 89. He was born in Chicago on Aug. 24, 1923, the son of Otto and Hattie (nee Chmielewski) Dittmann.  Robert graduated from high school in Chicago and on April 18, 1948, he married the former Evelyn Thomas in Reno, Nev. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Waukesha County Chapter #5 and of the Soat Vergenz VFW Post #721.


He will be sadly missed by his wife, Evelyn, of Waukesha; their children, Patti (Nicholas) Patti of Waterford, Pauline Dittmann of Wisconsin Dells, Steven (Claire) Dittmann of Ettrick, Deloras (David) Vind of Arcadia, Mary (Blair) Freiberg of Waukesha and John (Sharlene) Dittmann of Sullivan; his grandchildren, Kirk (Kim) Patti of Tampa, Fla., Shawn (Kristine) Patti of Newbury, Mass., Jennifer Jones of Lannon, Jeremiah (Elizabeth) Dittmann of San Francisco, Jacob (Alissa) Freiberg of Wauwatosa, Zachary and Kayla Dittmann of Ettrick, Kelsey (Matthew) Papala of Wauwatosa, Emily Freiberg of Waukesha, Kathryn Freiberg of Milwaukee, Evan and Spencer Dittmann of Sullivan, and Stephanie and Samuel Freiberg of Waukesha; and his great-grandchildren, Brayden Buchholz and Blair A. Freiberg. He is further survived by his sister, Mary Lou (the late James) Nibbe of Chicago, along with other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his son, Richard, on Aug. 24, 1989, and his parents.


Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 25, from 4 p.m. until the VFW memorial service at 6:45 p.m., followed by the religious funeral service at 7 p.m., all at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Steven Will is presiding. Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Highland Memorial Park. Please meet at the cemetery entrance.


If desired, memorials are appreciated to Disabled American Veterans (DAV), P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.


Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.