Dr. Luther A. Dittmer

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Dr. Luther A. Dittmer, age 90, of Sanford, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017. He was born April 8, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Clarence and Marie Hachtmann Dittmer. Dr. Dittmer proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1946, during World War II. He was a graduate of both Colombia and Harvard Universities and also did post-graduate studies in Basel, Switzerland. He was a retired university professor and a publisher in musicology. He was chairman of the music department at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Dittmer is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ingeborg; sons, Kalogreant (Katharina) Dittmer, Christopher (Denise) Dittmer; grandchildren, Ariane Dittmer, Christopher R. Dittmer, and Emery C. Dittmer. Graveside funeral services for Dr. Dittmer were held at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with Reverend Edward DeWitt officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his honor to Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 2525 S. Oak Ave., Sanford, FL 32773. Arrangements entrusted to GRAMKOW FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY 500 E. Airport Blvd. Sanford, Florida 32773 Phone (407) 322-3213

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