Former Fraser Valley resident Al Dytkiewicz dies
Al Dytkiewicz, 81, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 14, 2011, at his home in Brush. He was born June 21, 1930, in Chicago, Ill, to Leo & Emily Dytkiewicz.Al began working in the steel mills after he graduated from high school. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict where he received a Purple Heart for injuries suffered during the conflict. After his discharge, he went back to work in the steel mills in south Chicago, working for the U.S. Steel Company. On April 16, 1955, he married Dorothy Marczek. After retiring, Al and Donna lived in the Fraser Valley for several years before moving to Brush in June 2005.Al was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brush. He greatly enjoyed traveling, especially international traveling.Survivors include his daughter Geri Dahle, and her husband Karl, of Snyder, Colo.; three sons George Tokas, and his wife Judy of Menifee, Calif.; Don Dytkiewicz of Kankakee, Ill.; and Michael Dytkiewicz and his wife Melanie, of Winter Park, Colo.; and four grandchildren, Adam and Emily Dahle, and Derrick and Deanne Dytkiewicz. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy, one sister Patricia, two brothers Jerry and David, and his parents.Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brush. The service will conclude with military honors at the church. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Heer and Dahl Mortuary Chapel in Brush. Private inurnment will be in the Brush Memorial Cemetery columbarium. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to Hospice of Northern Colorado c/o Heer & Dahl Mortuary 222 Cameron Street, Brush, CO 80723.
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