Donna Joyce Ditty, age 78, of Walker, formerly of Delano, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at her home.
She was born Sept. 16, 1933, in Buffalo, to LeRoy and Anna (Vaughn) Demarais.
Donna was preceded in death by her son, Perry; sisters Shirley Hendrickson, and Katie Hertzog; twin brother Don Demarais; brother Jerry Demarais; and sister-in-law Myra Demarais.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Rich; children Rhonda (Greg) Gilmer, Penny (David) Sinkel, Jodi (Tom) Fautsch, Shelly (Herb) Koch, Pat (Joe) Motzko, Rick (Ruth) Ditty, and Mike (Mary) Ditty; 23 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings Mary Tomlan, Bill (Pat) Demarais, Peg (Gene) Vogelgesang, Anna (Joe) Tinsley, and Bernie (Denny) Vadner; and sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Bev Demarais, Cliff Hertzog, and Orville Hendrickson.
Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, Sept. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano, with the Rev. Paul Kammen celebrating the Mass. Interment was in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Delano.
Visitation was Friday, Sept. 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, with a 3 p.m. rosary service; and continued Saturday, one hour prior to Mass.
Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.