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Louis G Wittig

Louis G Wittig

Louis G. Wittig, 86 of Menomonie, formerly of Durand, died Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Care Partners Assisted Living in Menomonie.

Louis was born February 10, 1932, at home on the family farm in the Township of Lima, rural Durand, the son of Ignatz and Julia (Kainz) Wittig.  He graduated from Sacred Heart High School-Lima, in 1950.  After high school Louis helped on the farm and also hauled milk.  Louis joined the Navy and served on the destroyer, the USS John S. McCain.  Louis worked as an accountant for many years.  He started his career at Bauer Brothers Motors and St. Benedict’s Hospital. He then worked for 27 years at the Pomasl Ford Dealership in Durand until he retired.

Louis married Mary Ann Mueller August 27, 1959, and they enjoyed 58 years of marriage.  He enjoyed old time dancing and took pride in his gardening.

Louis is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, daughters, Maria Carlsson of Dearborn, MI, Barbara (Gary) Jenovia of Muskego, and Laura (Christopher) Bagan of Menomonie; three grandsons, Dominic, Justin, and Justin James; a brother, James of Durand, three sisters, Marie Hayden of Durand, Edna Fischer of Bayport, MN, Gertrude (Kenneth) Holmstadt of Plum City, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Sr. Mary Avila Wittig, Anna (Glen) Wilson, Helen (Bob) Stilson, Theresa Wittig; four brothers, Joseph, Alfred, Anthony, and Edward.

A Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand.  Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Durand with Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post 181 of Durand.

Online condolences may be made at www.rhielfuneralhome.com

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Durand is serving the family.


  1. Doris & Kevin Weinzirl

    I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Louie! You have our deepest sympathy!! I'll always remember him as a sweet, kind, wonderful, man!! He will be forever in our hearts! Doris Weinzirl (Wittig)

  2. Jack & Carole Komro

    Mary & Family, You have our deepest sympathy on Louis's' death.

  3. Rita Palazzi Yee

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this time. I have the fondest of memories of Louis, especially his wonderful garden he had every summer. It was certainly something to be envied. Rest in peace, Louis!!

  4. Mike & Amy Daffinson

    Will always remember him as the proud, proper, witty, educated uncle. We love you Auntie MariAnn!

  5. Kris Polzer

    Sending our condolences on your loss. Just had my
    flyswatter with you 50th anniversary logo on out a couple of days ago. Wondering how you folks were.

    Dave and Kris Polzer
    Beatrice (Slama) Anderson

  6. Gary and Marilyn Kent

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincere Sympathy, Mary Ann and family.

  7. Barbara and Don Bratcher

    Sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

  8. Russ and Maryann Ludwigson

    we are so sorry for your loss . May God give you peace and courage.
    Hugs to you and family.

  9. John and Judy Parr

    You are in our thoughts and prayers take care

  10. Patti Blount

    Sympathy to the family during this difficult time.

  11. Caron

    My heart goes out to you all at this sad time. God has gains another angel x


    I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing and my prayers are with you and your family. My fondest memory of your Dad was when he brought a watermelon to my camper when were building our deck and his continued visits.

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