Donald Kyle Stitt
1944 - 2014
November 26, 1944
September 16, 2014
Stitt, Donald Kyle Of Port Washington, died peacefully in his sleep on September 16, 2014, in Jacksonville, Florida. Don was born in Milwaukee to Nancy and Norman on November 26, 1944. He spent his childhood summers at TeRonde Beach in Oostburg. Don attended Whitefish Bay High School and went on to receive his degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned law degrees from Marquette University and Georgetown Law School. After serving on the Port Washington / Saukville School Board, Don ran in a special election for the State Assembly and served in the Wisconsin State Legislature from 1979-1993, first representing the constituents of the 60th Assembly District and moving on to represent the 20th Senate District. After serving in the legislature, Don joined the law firm of Whyte, Hirschboeck Dudek where he served as a partner. Don also served as the chair of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. Don was an avid outdoorsman and hunted with his brother and beloved dogs for many years. He also had a passion for sailing including many competitive Chicago-Mackinac races along with pleasure trips with his family. Don enjoyed traveling and traveled extensively; he lived in London for a period of time with his wife Mary. Don loved the great outdoors and frequent trips to Alaska, Africa and many other destinations, but his favorite for many years was his "getaway" home outside of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Don will always be remembered for his spirit of adventure, exploration and passion for politics. Don is survived by his wife, Mary (Crutchfield); brother Gordon of Eagle River; and children Jonathan Kyle Stitt (Tampa, FL), Sarah Collins (Denver, CO), Lindsay Pascoe (Ben) (Houston, TX), and Heidi Hoffman(John) (Cedarburg). He is further survived by 6 grandchildren, Pierce (5), Lauren (9), Michael (2), Adelaide (12), Ryan (14), and Patrick (15). A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, October 5 from 2:00-5:00 PM at the Milwaukee Yacht Club, 1700 North Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI.
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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Sep. 22 to Sep. 28, 2014.
Celebration of Life
2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Milwaukee Yacht Club
1700 North Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 32205
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Mary, we really had some great times with Don in high school and in Madison. Stories for the ages often retold and relished and memlories indelibly etched in me. Missed him at the 40th and 50th reunion. All the best to you and your family. Tim and Toni Roesler
Tim/Toni Roesler
October 24, 2014
Dear Mary:
My sincere condolences to you and your family. I worked with Don in the early to mid-1980's and had some excellent discussions about politics with him. My favorite memory was at the Republican National Convention in New Orleans when he brought an MP from England to experience our political process. We had many laughs and I will always remember him fondly.
Camille Stefan-Cantwell
October 10, 2014
So sorry to hear of Don's passing. Don was a good man and one I was happy to call friend. We will remember the good times.
Mary and family our thoughts are with you.
David Helbach
September 26, 2014
We are so very sorry.
Alison & Phil Prange
September 25, 2014
My sincere sympathy on the loss of Don, he served his district very well with energy and drive. His passing is to soon.
David Berger
September 24, 2014
Mary and family: I have so many good memories of working with Don over the years. He was always engaged and active in making good public policy, and always a team player. We shared many laughs and many good times. My sincere sympathies to you in his passing!
Brian Rude
September 24, 2014
Sorry to hear of the passing of a fine man, legislator and friend.
David Hopkins
September 23, 2014
Please accept our sympathy
Richard and Nancy Chase
September 22, 2014