Witt, Anton A.
Anton A. Witt, age 97, a resident of Janesville, and formerly of Manitowoc, entered eternal life on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Home.
Tony was born on February 24, 1915 in Manitowoc to the late Anton Sr. and Sophia Hamernik Witt. He graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1933. On June 18, 1940, Tony married Helen I. Yindra in Kellnersville. Helen preceded him in death on June 30, 2005. Tony was employed for 45 years as a blacksmith and welder for the Manitowoc County Highway Department. He retired in 1980 as a supervisor. He was a member of Wisconsin Czechs, Norman Czechs, Branch Fire Department serving as Assistant Chief, and a past member of The Pinecrest Historical Society.
Survivors include three children: Janice (Roman) Osmanski, Wales; Marilyn (Myron) Schuler, Orfordville; and Larry (Marge) Witt, Middleton; five grandchildren: Steven (Lynda) Osmanski, Susan (Jacques) Rowe, John (Nicole) Osmanski, Dr. Mark (Dr. Lisa Giordano) Schuler, and Linda (Eric) Tipler; eight great grandchildren; sister-in-law: Georgiana Witt; also other relatives and friends. Tony was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Helen; sister: Evelyn Kliment; and three brothers: Charles, Earl, and Lloyd.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Waldo. The Mass of Christian Burial will be officiated by Rev. Dave Pleier with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Waldo on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00a.m. Online condolences may be sent to www.harriganparksidefuneralhome.com
The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home, N. 11th and St. Clair streets, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials in Tony's honor to Sisters of Charity, St Elizabeth Home.