Donald F. Hitz

Oct. 24, 1924 – April 22, 2013 

Donald F. Hitz found peace Monday, April 22, 2013, at the age of 88.

He was the beloved husband and friend for 64 years to Margaret (nee Klug); loving father of Steven and the late Nancy; and dear grandfather of four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and “grandpa” to the Jou Dong family. He is also survived by many relatives and friends.

Don was a U.S. Marine Corpsman during World War II, served in the Pacific Theater and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

He worked at the Miller Brewery Co. for 37 years and belonged to Bethel Bethany United Church of Christ. He was the director of Genii Organ Club and former Auxiliary Police.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Tuesday, April 30, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 10121 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, with the Rev. Tim Perkins officiating.

Private family burial will be at Pinelawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to his church are appreciated.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Wauwatosa is serving the family. For more information, call 414-774-5010 or visit online at