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John R. Dittle

November 28, 1937 September 1, 2019
John R. Dittle
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John R. Dittle, 81 of Oglesby died at 12:14 a.m. September 1, 2019 in Illinois Valley Comm. Hospital, Peru following an extended illness.

A celebration of John’ life will take place 11 a.m, Sunday September 29, 2019 at the Paramount Club in LaSalle. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. with memories shared by family and friends.

Following will be Military honors conducted by the LaSalle-Oglesby Veteran’s Memorial Group. A luncheon will follow the services.

Shields Funeral Chapel, Oglesby is in charge of arrangements.

John was born November 28, 1937 in LaSalle to John W. and Lucille (Capponi) Dittle. He married Kristina Bray June 27, 1987 in Las Vegas.

John was owner and operator of Rich and John’s Service Station in Oglesby. He also farmed in the Oglesby area.

He served with the U.S. Army.

John’s proudest moment was the birth of his son, Roy. He was also proud of being one of a group of four that created the Cedar Point Sportsman’s Club, building two cabins on Nunngesser lake in Ontario, Canada and teaching respect for hunting and the protection of animals to his sons and grandsons. He was presented a plaque this year for “The Sportsman of the year” for LaSalle County”.

He is survived by his wife Tina of Oglesby, 2 sons; Roy (Amy) Dittle of Utica and Jason (Diana) Clydesdale of Reno NV,; grandchildren; Cody and Kyle Dittle, Peter and Marco Clydesdale and Alina, Luis and Victor Torres, a brother Jerry (Linda) Dittle of Riverview, FL and one sister, Frances Pohar of LaSalle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as two brother-in- laws, Bruce Bray and Arnold Witt in recent months.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for the establishment of a memorial at the Cedar Point Sportsman’s Club or Cops4Cancer.

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