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John William Ditzler (Gamma Pi) 1939-2023

John William Ditzler, 83, of Sugar Grove, Illinois died on July 7, 2023, at Northwestern Medical Center Delnor Hospital, Geneva Illinois He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on September 20, 1939, to John Lewis and Helen Steele Ditzler.

John attended Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, where he played trombone and served as a Personnel Officer in the Purdue Marching Band. He was elected to Kappa Kappa Psi, national band honorary, and Pi Tau Sigma, the national mechanical engineering honorary. He was a member of Triangle Fraternity for engineering and architectural students. John held summer positions with the Southern Railroad in Aiken South Carolina and E.I. DuPont in Waynesboro, Virginia. He graduated from Purdue University in 1961 with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering. He was awarded a graduate research fellowship, which led to a master's degree from Purdue University in mechanical engineering in 1963.

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