Harold William Witthuhn, age 90, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Brewster Village with his son at his side.
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Harold was born July 31, 1921 in the town of Bovina, Outagamie County, Wisconsin son of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Seibel) Witthuhn. He was united in marriage on November 18, 1947 to Delores A. Van Dinter at St. Mary Catholic Church in Appleton. Harold was employed with the Kimberly paper mill for over 25 years as a machine operator and was a member of their quarter century club. He was also a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church of Appleton and was a Cub Scout Leader for Pack # 95 of St. Thomas More. Harold enjoyed traveling with his wife, going on fishing trips and working out at the gym. He also was an avid model train enthusiast.
Harold is lovingly survived by his children, Jean (Jerry) Smith, Augusta, GA; William (Kim) Witthuhn, Anchorage, AK; Robert Witthuhn, David Witthuhn and his fiancée Julie Champeau, both of Appleton; and Dennis Witthuhn, Green Bay. He had nine grandchildren, Jeff Witthuhn, Jason (Sarah) Witthuhn, Nancy (Jamie) Morris, Michael Smith, Jeremy (Bryanna) Smith, David, Janie and Adam Witthuhn and Sarah Farnum, and four great-grandchildren.
Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Delores in 2004; a daughter, Donna Farnum in 2010; his parents, siblings and a friend, Christina Ahonen.
The Mass of the Christian Burial will be held 11 am Monday, April 2, 2012 at ST. THOMAS MORE 1810 N. McDonald Street, Appleton, with the Rev. Gerald Falk officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Appleton. Harold's family will receive relatives and friends at the church on Monday from 9 am until the hour of the service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Harold's name. On line condolences may be made at: www.valleyfh.com
The family of Harold would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff at Brewster Village and the Staff at ThedaCare @ Home Hospice for all the love, support and care rendered unto Harold and his family.
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Mar. 30 to Apr. 1, 2012