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Damitz, Connie L.
Connie L. Ruland Damitz, 66, of Galesburg, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, June 3, 2012 at home.

She was born October 10, 1945 in Galesburg the daughter of Robert E. and Vivian Starr Ruland. She married Larry Damitz in 1963 in Galesburg.

She is survived by two daughters, Robyn Montgomery of Galesburg and Roni (Rob) Bern of Rock Island, Ill; six grandchildren, Tristan and Nathaniel Sosa, Nicole and Nicholas Grady, Aubrey Thomas and Skylor Montgomery; three great grandchildren and one on the way; two brothers, Gary Ruland and Ronnie Ruland of Galesburg; and a sister, Barbara Steele of Ft. Myers, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Connie was a manager at Foxmoor in the Sandburg Mall, retiring in 1985. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1963 and attended Carl Sandburg College. Connie was of Methodist faith.

Funeral will be 1:00 pm Thursday, June 7, 2012 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Lisa Cato-Crider will officiate. Visitation will be from Noon-1:00 pm Thursday at the chapel. Cremation will be accorded following the funeral. Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation or Hospice Compassus. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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