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Alfred A. Dittmer, 84

A gathering of family and friends celebrating the life of Alfred August Dittmer, 84, of Glencoe, was held on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Private family graveside services were held Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Arlington Public Cemetery.

Mr. Dittmer died on Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at Burns Manor Nursing Home in Hutchinson.

Mr. Dittmer was born to Fred and Frieda (Litzau) Dittmer on April 9, 1919, in Lester Prairie. He was baptized on June 15, 1919, in Bergen Township by the Rev. Aurther Spleiss. He grew up on a farm near Lester Prairie and attended Lester Prairie country school.

He entered the U.S. Army on Oct. 1, 1946, at Fort Snelling, and was honorably discharged on Feb. 9, 1948, at Camp Stoneman, Calif.

On Oct. 23, 1949, Mr. Dittmer was united in marriage with Evelyn Riebe at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Arlington.

Mr. Dittmer was confirmed into the faith in November 1949 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Arlington by the Rev. John Bradke. He worked for eight years at Ernst Elevator and then worked for Glencoe Butter and Produce for 21 years.

Mr. Dittmer enjoyed gardening and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; children, Barbara (Gerald) Wolter of Glencoe, Delvin (Eileen) Dittmer of Glencoe, Myron (Sherry) Dittmer of Glencoe; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers Elmer (Edythe) Dittmer of Austin, Henry Redepenning Jr. of Middletonn, Pa., Wilbert Redepenning of Norwood Young America, Raymond Redepenning of Norwood Young America; as well as other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents and three sisters.

The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe handled arrangements.

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