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Walter Gerhard Witte
August 4, 1932 ~ August 13, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Walter G. Witte, 91, Grand Island, Nebraska formerly of Blue Hill, Nebraska, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2023 at Tiffany Square in Grand Island, Nebraska. Rosary will be Friday, August 18, 2023, 10:00 a.m. and Mass will be Friday, August 18, 2023, 10:30 a.m. both at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Blue Hill, Nebraska with Father Adam Sparling officiating. Burial with Military rites by Kent Kailey Post #45 and the Army National Guard will be in the Blue Hill Catholic Cemetery, Blue Hill, Nebraska. Visitation will be Thursday, August 17, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with family present from 6:00-8:00 p.m. will be at Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska. Memorials can be directed to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Blue Hill, Nebraska. Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements
Walter was born on August 4, 1932 to Alvin V. and Charlotte C. (Schroer) Witte in Webster County. He attended Country School in Webster County through the eighth grade. He served in the Army from March 31, 1953 to March 30, 1955. He married LaVera A. Hofstetter on May 14, 1952 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lawrence, Nebraska. Walter was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Blue Hill, Kent Kailey Post #45, Lawrence, Knights of Columbus, former church board member, former board member of the Blue Hill Coop, former Webster County Commissioner for 20 years. He farmed south of Blue Hill until retiring and moving into Blue Hill. They moved to Tiffany Square from Blue Hill in February of 2020.
Walter is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, LaVera, Grand Island, Ne.; one son and daughter-in-law, Norman (Penny) Witte, Blue Hill, Ne.; four grandchildren, Scott (Lyndsey) Witte, Hastings, Ne., Rachael (Phillip) Runyan, Blue Hill, Ne., April (Brandon) Hotovy, Grand Island, Ne., Maci Witte, Blue Hill, Ne.; eleven great grandchildren; three sisters and brother-in-law, Joan Rempe, Superior, Ne., Doris Hartman, Blue Hill, Ne., Marie (Russell) Paulson, Hastings, Ne.; three sisters-in-law, Laura Witte, Hastings, Ne., Kathy Witte, Chicago, Illinois, Eleanor Schendt, Hastings, Ne.; two brothers and sister-in-law, Robert Witte, Blue Hill, Ne., Richard (Pam) Witte, Kearney, Ne., many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alvin V. and Charlotte Witte; parents-in-law, Albert and Mary Hofstetter; infant sister; one grandson, Travis Witte; one great grandson, Javin Witte; one sister and brother-in-law, Mildred (Bob) Buschkoetter; three brothers and sister-in-law, Ronald (Mary) Witte, Louis Witte, Alvin H. Witte; three brothers-in-law, Eddy Rempe, Rodney Hartman, John Degener; three sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Viola Hofstetter, Alice (Gerald) Kohmetscher, Bertha (Irvin) Kathman; four brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Vernon Hofstetter, Donald Hofstetter, James (LaVeta) Hofstetter, Raymond Schendt.