Granite City | Friday, September 24 2021 |
James J. Dittman, 70 of Granite City, IL, passed Friday, September 24, 2021, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO. Jim was born June 20, 1951, in Granite City, son of the late George P. Dittman and Marian (Beljanski) Dittman.
Jim is survived by his wife the former Janice O'Bear. Whom he married on November 10, 1973, at St. Mary's Church in Madison, IL. Survived by his sons Mark Dittman of Granite City, Tim (Victoria) Dittman of Glen Carbon, and Matthew (Meghan) Dittman of Troy. Grandchildren Rosalie, Diana, Grayson, Avery, and Nash Dittman Brothers Michael (Patti) Dittman of Eagle Rock, MO, and Bob Dittman of Granite City. Brother-in-law Ray (Debbie) O’Bear of Granite City and sister-in-law Sharon Cass of Osage Beach MO, along with many friends and extended family.
Jim was preceded in death by Brother-in-law Tom Cass.
Jim enjoyed watching and participating in all manner of sports, including coaching his sons’ soccer and baseball teams. He cherished his time with his grandchildren. Jim valued the time that he was able to spend with friends and family.
Jim was a metallurgical engineer at Granite City Steel for many years. He was an Assumption High School graduate, Class of 1969.
Visitation: 5-8 pm Monday, September 27, 2021, at Thomas Saksa Funeral Home Granite City.
Funeral Mass: 11 am September 28, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Granite City.
Burial Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Edwardsville, IL.
The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association in lieu of flowers.
Thomas Saksa Funeral Homes