Obit: Witt, John K. (1848 - 1915)
Surnames: WITT WEHLING DEGEN
----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 09/02/1915
Witt, John K. (21 SEP 1848 - 26 AUG 1915)
The community was shocked and grieved last Thursday when the news spread that Mr. John Karl Witt had passed away into the great beyond.
Mr. Witt, not feeling well for some time, accompanied by his wife, went to Rochester, Minn., about a week before his death, where he underwent an operation for cancer, but the operation, not having the effect wished for, he died last Thursday morning, Aug. 26, 1915 at 10 o'clock. He reached the age of 66 years, 11 months and 5 days.
Deceased was born at Golm, Mecklenburg, Germany, Sept. 21, 1848. In 1874 he was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Wehling, their marriage being blessed with three children, on of which preceded the father in death. The family came to America in 1875 and at first made there home in Dodge Co., Wis. About 33 years ago they came to Clark County, Wis. and have since lived on a farm in the town of Loyal. He was a member of the Lutheran Church for many years and last year was an active member of the building committee.
He was a devoted husband and a kind and indulgent father, and to his friends, the soul of fellowship. But the greatest of all was he as a man. And as a man it is that those who knew him best most love to contemplate him. In his heart of hearts he carried those he loved, and his hand was never weary, his step never failed in caring for and ministering to those who were in any way dependent upon him.
He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved wife and two children, August Witt at home and Mrs. Frank Degen of the town of Beaver, and one sister, besides many other relatives and friends.
The funeral services were held last Saturday afternoon from the Lutheran Church, Rev. E. Kemena officiating and paying a beautiful tribute to the memory of the deceased. The body was laid to rest in the Loyal Cemetery.
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