Dorothy  Dittman

Dorothy A. Dittman

January 8, 1936 - January 28, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Dorothy Dittman, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Dorothy Dittman

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Dorothy 's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Dorothy 's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Dorothy Dittman, age 85, living most of her life in Clinton, Iowa, but most recently of Waukon, Iowa, died Thursday, January 28, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. Dorothy Ann was born January 8, 1936, to Herbert L. A. and Esther M. (Benzing) Schlitter in Waukon.

After marrying Emil A. Friedlein on June 29, 1953, they farmed in Monona, Iowa, and had their three children together, but then later divorced. Dorothy moved to Clinton, Iowa June 30, 1962, when she wed her husband of 36 years, Lyle R. Connor, Jr., who passed away October 4, 1998. Lyle had three sons of his own, and together they had multiple foster children. She later married Harold L. Dittman, of Wauzeka, Wisconsin, on July 19, 2003, divorced, and eventually returned to her birthplace, and final residence, Waukon.

She was educated in Waukon and Monona Elementary Schools, Monona High School, and Clinton Community College.

Dorothy farmed and worked in restaurants for eight years until 1961. From 1962 on, she worked in clerical positions for Jim Walters Corp, Clinton Corn (ADM), and Drives, Inc. Before retiring in 2002, she worked 26 years for the Iowa Department of Human Services. She also volunteered for Mercy Hospital’s Home Care and Hospice.

She loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing; enjoyed traveling, playing the piano, and singing in the church choir, and was always ready for a card game.

She was currently a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Waukon, and was a long-term member of Evangelical Free Church in Clinton (where she held numerous positions), Moose Lodge 363, Clinco Senior Class, Silver Advantage at Mercy Hospital South, Christian Women’s Club, and Prime Time at Clinton National Bank.

Dorothy is survived by two of her three children, all seven grandchildren, and 11 of 13 great-grandchildren. Her daughter, Julie Bott; grandson, Michael Bott, and granddaughter, Katie (Tim) Lingle, all of Rockledge, FL. Her daughter, Mari (Curtis) Kruse; granddaughter Kristen (Morgan) Hamilton, both of Fort Worth, TX. Grandson, Lucas (Betsy) Kruse of Sanford, FL, and granddaughter, Jaci (Stephen) Brush of Simpsonville, SC. Additionly, grandson, Damon (Aimee) Friedlein of Stockton, IL, and granddaughter, Angie (Jayson) Adams of Freeport, IL.

She was preceded in death by her oldest child, Gordon Friedlein, and his wife, Lona Friedlein, and two of their grandchildren, Linzy Friedlein and Haile Adams. Also her parents, and her sister, Lorna M. (Floyd) Friedlein.

Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery, Clinton, IA.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Memorials made can be directed to the family.

Fond memories and condolences for Dorothy’s family may be shared at, obituary page.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Dorothy A. Dittman, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Dorothy

Service Details

There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or planting a memorial tree in memory of Dorothy A. Dittman.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Dorothy here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Dorothy
0 trees have been planted in memory of Dorothy A. Dittman

Rhonda & Stacey Robertson

Posted at 10:56am
Our deepest sympathies to you all. Dorothy's smile and kindness was amazing, I remember her from time I worked at hospital. Those girls in pink know how to have fun, showed me to enjoy life. Thank you Dorothy showing me that. God bless.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: