Died peacefully surrounded by her family on February 27, 2023, five years to the day after suffering the first of several strokes. Lynn Mary Knitter was born in Milwaukee on September 2, 1948, the daughter of John and Marguerite Knitter. She was predeceased by her parents and brothers John and David.
Lynn graduated from Divine Savior High School in 1966, and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from Marquette University in 1970 and doctor of medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1974, one of only ten women in her class.
Lynn’s chosen field of practice was Obstetrics/Gynecology and in her long career “Dr. D” delivered thousands of babies and cared for her patients at hospitals all over the Milwaukee area, including St. Joseph, West Allis Memorial, Waukesha Memorial, and Elmbrook. She was a founding member of WomenCare in Brookfield, a women-owned medical practice focusing on the care and wellness of women patients. In her short retirement, she enjoyed volunteering her medical services at a free clinic in South Carolina, where she was starting to learn Spanish to better communicate with her patients.
Lynn met her husband Robert (Bob) DiUlio in the summer of 1969 and they married on June 3, 1972, the weekend after Bob’s medical school graduation. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last summer. She is survived by Bob and their children Emily DiUlio Davey and Nicholas (Marianne) DiUlio, as well as grandchildren Jacob Davey, and Ivy and Dominic DiUlio. She will be dearly missed by her brother in law Albert DiUlio, S.J., nieces Kristi Knitter, Beth Raymaker, and Angie Wiechert, lifelong friends Janice Casper and Cass Wolverton, and many other friends and family.
In addition to her passion for caring for her patients and spreading her knowledge through health education (sometimes to her children’s chagrin), Lynn had varied interests and hobbies. She was a voracious reader and napper, a talented cook and entertainer, enjoyed studying languages for her many travels, and loved to bake and sew (especially Halloween costumes), garden, and spend time with family and friends at home in Elm Grove, and in Mercer, WI and Hilton Head Island, SC.
The family would like to extend their thanks to the exceptional caregivers from Always Best Care, who provided essential support the last several years, especially Tina, Tasha, and Dominique, and the wonderful staff at Horizon Home Care (Julie), and Promedica Hospice (Mike, Sheryl, Nicole, and Leah), who helped us keep Lynn comfortable at home.
A Gathering will be held on Tuesday March 14, 2023, at Becker Ritter Funeral Home, from 4 PM until 6 PM. Eulogies and Sharing of Memories will be held at 6 PM.
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