Obituary: Marjorie Dittmer


Marjorie “Marj” J. Dittmer, 85, of Davenport passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. Funeral Services will be held at The Runge Mortuary Wednesday, March 3 (today), at 12 p.m. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to service time.  Memorials can be made to New Hope Presbyterian Church or Clarissa Cook Hospice House. The family requests that folks wear face masks and abide by social distancing guidelines please. For those that cannot attend in person the service will be livestreamed using Facebook live on the Runge Mortuary page. Online condolences may be made at

Marj was born June 3, 1935, to Carl and Marguerite (Sis) (Bohnsack) Borchers. She met the love of her life, Jack, while attending Central High School. They were united in marriage on May 8, 1954, at First Presbyterian Church, Davenport. Marj worked at Genesis in the radiology department for 22 years, where she met a great group of friends, “the dinosaurs.” Marj enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing cards, and most of all, dancing with Jack. Marj also loved and cherished her family.

Those left honoring her memory include children, Dave (Elena) Dittmer, Portland, Ore., Debra (Rod) Moffitt, Eldridge, and Diane (Dave) Johnson, Laurens, Iowa; grandchildren Cory (Jessica) Reitz, Casey (Natalie) Reitz, Andrea Dittmer, Hayden Moffitt, Kane and Kole Johnson, and five great-grandchildren, Drake, Landon, Adelyn, Weston, and Waylon Reitz.

Marj was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, Jack, her parents, brother (Gary), and sister (Cindee).

Thank you to all the neighbors, friends, family and staff at Clarissa Cook that were there for her. A special thanks to Uncle Bob and his late wife, Jean. The family would also like to thank Denise Coiner, and Kim and Julie from Genesis Hospice.


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