Jerry A. Witte, 63, of Fort Dodge, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014 at his home.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 4th at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of the Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home with Rev. Dale Harlow, Pastor of Northfield Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by the V.F.W. Post 1856 and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard . Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Survivors include his children, Tiffany Gregerson, Tawnya (Daniel) Doster, Tara (Nicholas) Sells, Joel Witte, and Meghan (Cory Husske) Witte all of Fort Dodge; grandchildren, Delaney and Dalton Gregerson, Camden and Holden Doster, Ella, Ava, and Audra Sells; sister, Cathy (Dan) Moore of Fort Dodge; brother, Keith (Jaci) Witte of Janesville, WI; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlo and Irene (Porter) Witte, brothers, Russel and Gary Witte; and his sister, Wendy Witte.
Jerry A. Witte was born on August 7, 1950 in Fort Dodge where he attended school. In 1967, he enlisted with U. S. Navy, serving during Vietnam until honorable discharge. He was united in marriage to Janine Charlson in March of 1971. The couple made their home in Fort Dodge. Jerry worked for Fjetlands Hardware store until 1977 when he went to work for Carnation, now called Nestle Purina. He retired as a Relief Operator in 2012. Jerry enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing softball, and attending musical plays. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes and Pittsburg Steelers Fan.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.
"I worked with Jerry at Fjetland Hardware and hew was an all around great person. I was 15 when I began working with Jerry and he taught me how to be a good worker, dedicated employee and how to have fun at work and still be productive.
God Speed Jerry God Speed"
"My parents thought so highly of Jerry and I also enjoyed working with him. I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Patty Fjetland Schmitt
"May God bless the Witte families. I was a child in the "Flats" with the Witte boys; Russell, Keith and Jerry, aka "Puddy". Many fond memories of playing along the river and Pleasant Valley school.
RIP little brother. Dennis (Demery) Heun"
"Although, I hadn't seen you, in many years, I considered you a friend. Always smiling, and making others smile. Sweet and kind of quiet...an all- round nice guy. You will be missed by many, many people....some, you had an impact on..RIP, my friend.
Linda (Brennan) Nelson"