Wilbert Andrew Dutter

November 1, 1943June 2, 2014
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Wilbert “Will” Dutter, 70, of Marietta, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, June 2, 2014, at Emory St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, GA after a long hard-fought battle with cancer.

He was born in Pottsville, PA, Nov. 01, 1943, to the late Charles Wilbert and Bessie Elizabeth (Hancock) Dutter. Will was a member of the Pottsville High School graduating class of 1961.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Service from The Pennsylvania State University, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. Upon completion of the US Army Transportation School, he was stationed with the 28th Transportation Battalion as the Commander of the 69th Transportation Company, Mannheim, Germany. Will proudly served his country as a member of the Armed Forces retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in August of 1992. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his service during the Vietnam War, Army Commendation Medals for his service in Mannheim, Germany and Fort Eustis, Virginia and various Meritorious Service Medals during his 27 year career. During his career he served in Long Binh, Vietnam; Fort Eustis, Virginia; Fort Meade, Maryland; Izmir, Turkey; St. Louis, Missouri; Oberursel, Germany; Atlanta, Georgia; and Norfolk, Virginia.

Always interested in continuing education, Will attended several military and civilian, domestic and international transportation schools. He received a Master of Science degree in Management from Troy State University and he graduated on the Commandant’s List from the US Army Command and General Staff College.

Will Dutter is survived by a his wife of 49 years, Joan Anascavage Dutter, three daughters and sons-in-laws, Elisabeth and Reed Goodwin of Marietta, GA; Kristen and Brent Barfield of Kennesaw, GA; and Meredith and Stephen Brennan of Union, Kentucky and seven grandchildren, Reston and Ella Goodwin; Madison, Kaden, and Seth Barfield; Conor and Ryan Brennan. He is also survived by a sister, Elizabeth Hymes of Reading, PA, a brother-in-law, James Hasler of Deland, Florida, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Hasler and a brother-in-law, Charles Robert Hymes.

Visitation will be from 12:00pm-2:00pm at H.M. Patterson & Son – Canton Hill Chapel, Marietta, GA followed by a memorial service at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center or the DASH Families Foundation Inc., an organization created by Will and Joan Dutter to fund scholarships and research grants for students in economically disadvantaged regions. Memorial donations for DASH can be mailed to PNC Bank, 1111 Johnsons Ferry Road, Suite 100, Marietta, GA 30068 or for MD Anderson to P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486 or Online condolences may be made at



  • Visitation Saturday, June 7, 2014
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Wilbert Andrew Dutter

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November 2, 2014

I am a Delta Chi fraternity brother of Will's from Penn State. I will always remember the good times we had especially a wild trip to Florida where I believe we visited his sister. I am so sorry for your loss. Bob Mirabello

Pamela Riley

June 7, 2014

Joan, I enjoyed the photo journey of Will"s life. It gave me a glimpse of the man I have always seen as a very solid, upstanding, good, and nice-looking man. I feel so sorry for his loss to your family. I can tell he was loved by you and his girls adored him. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Lucas said to send his regards too.
Sincerely, Pamela Riley and Lucas

Sister Mary Dolorey Osowski

June 6, 2014

To my Precious "Other Family" Joan, Liz, Christine, Meredith and all, It is with a heavy heart, I send prayers, love and sincere sympathy at this time of loss, of a humble, and very special "Lt.Col. gentleman, Will. Words cannot adequately express what my heart wishes to reveal. Despite distance you remain very close at heart. For Will "Life has not ended but merely changed" Memories are forever. Lovingly expressed, Your 2 Aunts, Sister Mary Dolorey, OSF & Sister Maureen, OSF. Eternal rest grant unto Will!

Jennifer Taylor

June 6, 2014

With deepest condolences for you and your family at this difficult time. With sympathy and prayers, Jennifer

June 5, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. May your family find comfort at this difficult time in the encouraging words found at 1 Cor. 15:26.

P Sharpe ( Isaiah 12:2 )

June 5, 2014

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

G. Johnson

June 5, 2014

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Elizabeth,Fred, Matthew, and Scott Thompson

June 5, 2014

We are very sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. He was a wonderful man. Very genuine. We know how much he will be missed. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Gary Snow

June 5, 2014

Meredith and family - so sorry to hear about this. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Gary

Jean Campbell

June 4, 2014

So sorry for your loss. Unable to be with you but I know what you are going thru. I'm here for you. Your grade school classmate.
Jean Leshinskie Campbell
Souderton, PA