Hilmar Carl Dittmar


HILMAR CARL DITTMAR

Hilmar Carl Dittmar, 95, of Hamilton, died Monday, March 24, 2014.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 28, at 2 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Hamilton with interment following at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at Pottsville.

Arrangements were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Hamilton where visitation was held Thursday evening.

Dittmar was born April 26, 1918, at Doss, the son of John Dittmar and Hulda Kroll Dittmar. He married Cora Hannemann on Oct. 14, 1945. She preceded him in death in 2007.

After attending school through the 10th grade at Doss School, Dittmar took his college entrance exam, passed, and entered Texas Lutheran College, thus skipping the 11th grade.

At age 19, he accepted a teaching job at Cherry Spring School and then the Petersburg School before entering Southwest Texas Teachers College in San Marcos to attain his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

He taught school for 34 years in Comfort, Thrall, Lometa, Pottsville and Star.

While teaching, Dittmar and his wife lived on a farm and ranch before moving to Hamilton in 1996.

Dittmar is survived by two daughters and one son, including Peggy and David Graydon of Lebanon, Mo.; Shirley and Bubba Gerald of Hamilton, and Huntis and Stephanie Dittmar of Austin.

Survivors also include six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two sisters, Anna Marie Mentink and Hulda Pearl Tipton.

In addition to his wife and parents, Dittmar was preceded in death by a grandson, Gregory Graydon; two sisters and seven brothers, including Bertha Meyer, Louise Dittmar, Elgin Dittmar, Bill Dittmar, Walter Dittmar, Arthur Dittmar, Arnold Dittmar, Victor Dittmar and Johnny Dittmar.

Pallbearers were his grandsons and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, Hamilton Public Library or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.Hilmar Carl Dittmar, 95, of Hamilton, died Monday, March 24, 2014.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 28, at 2 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Hamilton with interment following at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at Pottsville.

Arrangements were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Hamilton where visitation was held Thursday evening.

Dittmar was born April 26, 1918, at Doss, the son of John Dittmar and Hulda Kroll Dittmar. He married Cora Hannemann on Oct. 14, 1945. She preceded him in death in 2007.

After attending school through the 10th grade at Doss School, Dittmar took his college entrance exam, passed, and entered Texas Lutheran College, thus skipping the 11th grade.

At age 19, he accepted a teaching job at Cherry Spring School and then the Petersburg School before entering Southwest Texas Teachers College in San Marcos to attain his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

He taught school for 34 years in Comfort, Thrall, Lometa, Pottsville and Star.

While teaching, Dittmar and his wife lived on a farm and ranch before moving to Hamilton in 1996.

Dittmar is survived by two daughters and one son, including Peggy and David Graydon of Lebanon, Mo.; Shirley and Bubba Gerald of Hamilton, and Huntis and Stephanie Dittmar of Austin.

Survivors also include six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two sisters, Anna Marie Mentink and Hulda Pearl Tipton.

In addition to his wife and parents, Dittmar was preceded in death by a grandson, Gregory Graydon; two sisters and seven brothers, including Bertha Meyer, Louise Dittmar, Elgin Dittmar, Bill Dittmar, Walter Dittmar, Arthur Dittmar, Arnold Dittmar, Victor Dittmar and Johnny Dittmar.

Pallbearers were his grandsons and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, Hamilton Public Library or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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