Gearld James Dittmer, age 80, a resident of Round Lake, IL passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at his home. He was born June 1, 1937 in Chicago, IL. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Darlene, whom he married on June 6, 1958. Gearld is survived by his children, Kathleen, Geraldine (Steven) of Nebraska, Jeffery (Tracy), Edward (Carolyn), John (David) of Arizona, Mark (Jennifer), and Matt (Tammy); thirteen grandchildren, Christopher, Anthony, Jamie, Steven, Jr., Derek, Cassidy, Allison, Colt, Matthew, Jr., Tyler, Blake, Brianna, and Kyle; and four great-grandchildren, Dylan, Regan, Rory, and Gavin. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lola and John; two brothers, Kenneth and John; one sister, Shirley; and his son, Mark. Friends of the family may visit from 5pm until the time of the funeral service at 7pm on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.