Erwin P. Wittke
1959 - 2021
Mihm-Jones Funeral Home
303 E Main St
Amboy, IL
Erwin P. Wittke
Born: March 29, 1959 in Oak Park, IL
Died: June 20, 2021 in Dupage, IL
Erwin P. Wittke age 62 of Waterman IL died on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at the Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He was born on March 29, 1959 in Oak Park IL the son of Herbert and Geraldine (Freza) Wittke. Erwin worked as a chef for the NIU food service and catering at the Holmes Student Center since 1999. He married Marcia E. Foster on Jan 14, 1984 in Arlington Heights IL. Erwin is preceded in death by his wife; March 20, 2012.
He is survived by his 3 children Eric (Amanda) Wittke of Waterman IL, Evan (Luigi DeMarco) Wittke of Chicago IL, Emily Wittke of Waterman IL, 3 grandsons Grady, Ryker, and Conrad, and 1 sister Ann Roger of Beverly, IL.
Visitation will be on Wednesday June 23, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a scripture service at 7:30 PM at the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy, IL. Funeral services will be on Thursday June 24, 2021 at 10:30 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Amboy IL with burial to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Amboy IL. Memorial donations in Erwin's memory can be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk, IL. Arrangements by the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy IL. Online condolences can be left at
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Published by Daily-Chronicle from Jun. 21 to Jun. 22, 2021.
4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Mihm-Jones Funeral Home, Amboy
303 East Main Street, Amboy, IL
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32 N, Amboy, IL
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God's Speed my friend.
Otis Jones
June 23, 2021
Eric and family. I am saddened to hear of the loss of your father. Both your parents were host to many high school spur of the moment guy events with good humor and tolerance. I was and will continue to be grateful that our son had a safe environment to socialize with peers. It is hard to loose a parent, father-in-law, grandfather and brother at any age. I pray that your good memories and Erwin's kindness will help through your grief. God bless. -Kathy Coffman (Jason's mom)
Kathryn Coffman
June 23, 2021
I met Erwin at the pharmacy years ago. He was always kind and even when life was difficult, he kept a positive attitude. So sorry for your loss.
Mary Parson
June 23, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful man. I worked with Chef Erwin also. One of my favorite memories of Chef was watching him garnish a special dinner with nasturtiums. The plate was as beautiful as it was delicious. You will be missed.
Cindy Meeks
June 22, 2021
The Aardvarks
June 22, 2021
Lisa Freeman, NIU President
June 22, 2021
I also worked with Erwin at NIU. My sincere condolences.
Ruth Maher
June 22, 2021
Erwin was a great man. He treated me like one of his own kids and looked out for me during my time at NIU. I learned so much from him and I'm glad that I had the chance to speak with him before his passing. We lost a real good man.
Vincent Giles
June 21, 2021
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Erwin at the Holmes student center.
Pam Davis
June 21, 2021
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