RACINE - James J. Witek, age 89, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at his residence. James was born in Racine, March 20, 1923, son of the late Andrew and Emily (Nee: Szewczyk) Witek. On June 30, 1943 he was united in marriage to Wilma I. Allhands. During World War II he proudly served in the United States Army in the Pacific Theatre. James was employed for Walker Forge for forty-five years, retiring as an inspector, and was a member of their 20 Year Club. In his younger years he was an avid bowler and golfer. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be dearly missed. Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-nine years, Wilma; his children, David (Barbara Sue) Witek, Robert (Barbara Ann) Witek, Richard (Cheryl Ann) Witek; his grandchildren, Jonathan Witek, Sarah (William) Wilson, Nora Witek, Jeremy (Jessica) Witek, Christopher Witek, Cory Witek, Alyssa Witek; his great-grandchildren, Kaylee Rose Svendsen, Lane Patrick Wilson, Jada Ann Spencer, Jenna Ann Witek; sister-in-law, Lillian Witek, Marilyn DAquisto; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Jennifer Marie Witek; grandson, Kevin Robert Witek; brother, Walter Witek; sister, Stella Peggy (George) Hedrick; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Claude Allhands, Warren (Shirley) Allhands, Tony DAquisto, Marjory (Alfred) Mueller. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 22, 2013, 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Rev. Ronald Ballew officiating. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the funeral home from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 11:00 A.M. A special thank you to the staffs at Home Harbor and Seasons Hospice for their loving and compassionate care. MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME 803 MAIN ST. RACINE, WI 53403 (262) 634-7888 Please send condolences to www.meredithfuneralhome.com
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Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
803 Main Street
Racine, WI 53403
Published in Racine Journal Times on Mar. 21, 2013