Donald L. Cuttie

Donald L. Cuttie was born on June 4, 1918, in Joliet, Ill., and passed away on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010.

Don graduated from Mount Carmel High School in Chicago and was veteran of World War II, serving with honor in the European Theater as adjutant of a 3,000-bed hospital. In March 1945, Don attended additional Army Staff information education at Cité Universitaire in Paris, France. His decorations include a Bronze Star and WWII Victory Medal. Don returned home and began a career in advertising, joining his father-in-law’s agency in Chicago, then several others, including partnership in his own agency.

Don retired to Big Cedar Lake in Slinger, where his wife Nola’s parents, Esther Robbert Salomon of New Orleans and Arthur Salomon of Chicago met in 1917, escaping the cities summer heat. Their first photo in an early family album reads, "It all began at Big Cedar Lake in 1917." Summers were celebrated at the lake by four generations of our family.

Donald is survived by his son, Thomas Michael; daughter, Patricia Grey; two grandchildren, Michael Heinz of Leipzig, Germany, and Anne (Craig) Scharoff of Northbrook, Ill.; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Nola Salomon Cuttie of Chicago Ill.; a son, Michael Robbert; brother, Raymond Joseph; and his parents, Raymond J. and Julia Scagnelli Cuttie.

Service and Interment will be private, at Glencoe Union Church Memorial Garden in Glencoe, Ill.

Memorials are appreciated to the Samaritan Health Care Center, 531 E. Washington St., West Bend, or your favorite charity.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.

Tom Cuttie wishes to thank the entire staff at Samaritan Health Care Center for their excellent and compassionate care of Don these past several years.