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2/18/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Donald C. Witt
Donald C. Witt
Donald C. Witt, 91, of Delmar died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Westwing Place in DeWitt.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Delmar.

Family and friends may call 3-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Lahey Funeral Home in Maquoketa. Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m.

Burial will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Delmar.

Donald C. Witt was born Oct. 12, 1921, in Delmar to Fred and Augusta Schroeder Witt. On Dec. 5, 1942, he was united in marriage to Carmilla Cavanagh in Petersville.

Donald farmed in Delmar, worked as a Pioneer Seed dealer and carried mail. He was on the Delmar School Board and a charter member of Delmar Lions Club. He was an avid fan of the Cubs and the Hawkeyes. He loved to fish and attend his grandchildren's sporting events.

Donald is survived by his wife of 70 years, Carmilla Witt formerly of Delmar; four children; Patty (Butch) Grant of Delmar, Nancy (Jim) Kettmann of Belle-vue, Dan (Melody) Witt of Delmar and Jack Witt of Chicago; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Pat (Charlene) Cavanagh of Delmar; sisters-in-law, Luella (Russ) Schneden of Davenport and Myrna (Francis) Cavanagh of Maquoketa; and his beloved dog, Cody.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Tommy.

Online condolences may be left for the family at .

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