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Lynn T Wittig

Lynn T Wittig

Lynn T. Wittig, age 74 of Durand, died Sunday, December 4, 2022 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire with his family by his side.

Lynn was born on October 4, 1948 in Durand. He was the son of Thomas and Clara (Asher) Wittig. Lynn grew up in the Red Cedar area of Dunn County and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Lima in 1966. While working on the farm with his dad, Lynn was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1968. He served stateside until being honorably discharged in 1969. Lynn married Kathleen Weisenbeck on April 19, 1975 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand. After marriage they lived in the Durand area where they raised their family. During his career, Lynn worked construction and farming. When he retired, Lynn pursued farming full-time which was his passion.

Lynn was very active in the outdoors trapping (especially trapping beavers), fishing and hunting (especially coon hunting). He was very active with the Durand American Legion, participating with school presentations, fundraising, military honors and marching in the parades. Lynn’s story telling was legendary, never missing a detail and sharing the whole story, no matter the length. He had time to share it, even if you didn’t!

Lynn is survived by his wife of 47 years, Kathy; sons, Wyman (Katie) of Menomonie; William (Melissa) of Durand and Tony (Amber) of Durand; eight grandchildren, Carter; Bryce; Mason; Drew; Cole; Kaci; Connor and Brody; siblings, Giles (Laurie) of Appleton; Jeanie (Pat) O’Brien of Dallas, Tx; Judy Reetz of Spring Valley; one brother-in-law, Dennis Prissel; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Rita McGahay; Audrey Prissel; Daniel Wittig and Beverly Wittig.

Memorial Mass will be 11:30AM Friday, December 9, 2022 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima in Durand with Rev. Emmanuel Asa Moah-Bekoe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery at a later date with military honors. Visitation will be from 4:00PM-7:00PM Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

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


  1. Annette Poeschel

    Sending condolences Kathy for your loss.
    Prayers for strength to get through this difficult time. Love and prayers from your
    Cousin Annette Anibas Poeschel
    Rosey Asher sister. Blessings!

  2. Penny Weissinger

    I am so sorry for your loss of such a kind man. I so enjoyed working with him at Wisconsin Gas. Even after years of not seeing him, he would gladly sit and visit. Prayers for family and friends.

  3. Bradley Wood

    I'm so sorry if there is anything I can help you with please let me know love you all

  4. Bonnie (Weisenbeck) and Mike Brunner

    Kathy and family, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Brian Gabriel

    With our deepest sympathy -- Brian and Norma Gabriel

  6. Brad Peck

    I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for you and your family.

  7. Pat (Weisenbeck) McNaughton

    Kathy and family, thinking of you and sending our condolences.

  8. Gene

    Barb and my condolences to Kathy and your family .
    Thanks to Barb Traun for the heads up. Fellow classmate and veteran. Gene Bilderback

  9. Jack Barber

    So Sorry For Your Loss ~ Deepest Sympathy to you Kathy & Your Family ! Blessings & Hugs at this most difficult time !

  10. Duane & Tammy Sinz

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.

  11. Kathy Kranz

    Kathy and family, so sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing. Dad enjoyed him at the Legion. Prayers to help you on your journey missing him.

  12. Karen Lee gast

    Kathy - my sympathy to you and your family.

  13. Linda and Sam Bysong

    Kathy and family, so very sorry for your loss. Hoping your loving memories comfort you.


    My condolences to Lynn’s family. He was a good friend and neighbor.

  15. Cynthia Anderson

    So sorry for your loss, sending hugs and prayers to your family.

  16. Nadine Schuh

    So sorry to hear this. Lynn was a high school classmate. R.I.P. Lynn


    We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  18. Chuck & Rosanne Reckin

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our sympathy to all of Lynn's family.

  19. Dean Strasburg

    Thoughts and prayers for the family.

  20. Steve Nelson

    So sorry for your loss. Stay strong.

  21. Mary &Tony Schuh

    It is with great sorrow we say goodbye to his earhly presence, Lynn was one of a kind. We will miss him. Kathy we can be there if in any way we can be helpful

  22. Mike and Terri Dematteo

    We are so sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing. He will certainly be missed. Keeping his entire family in our thoughts and prayers - Peace and comfort to you all!
    Mike and Terri Dematteo

  23. Steve & Darlene Brunner

    Our sincere condolences to Lynn’s family????????

  24. Gary & Judi Bauer

    Our deepest sympathy to you Kathy and your family. We always loved visiting with Lynn. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  25. Bob and Mary Zika

    So sorry for your loss - our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  26. Cheryl Brindle and Mark Brindle

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Lynn was a nice guy. He will be missed!! May the Lord give you peace during this difficult time. Treasure the memories.

  27. Elaine Sabelko Bauer

    I grew up in Red Cedar with my mother and dad
    Harold and Betty Sabelko
    Lynn was a neighbor of ours
    Would come to our house a lot to visit
    He will be missed!!!

  28. Elizabeth Bauer

    My sympathies to the family.

  29. Nick and Sue Sperger

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Sorry for your loss.

  30. Rick & Estella Bauer

    Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  31. Richard and Charlene Spindler

    Sorry for your loss

  32. Edward Schlosser

    Very sorry for your loss.

  33. Mary A Schwartz

    So sorry for you loss he was a great guy we always enjoyed visiting with him when he had cows here Mary and Steve

  34. Corita R Forster

    I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

  35. Diane Knudsen

    Thoughts and prayers for all of you

  36. Tim Carlisle

    Sorry for your loss ????????????????????????

  37. Tony & Kathy Weiss

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.

  38. Donna & Dick Karshbaum

    We are so Sorry for your Loss, God Bless You All ❤️

  39. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Sympathy to all. Lynn would always say hello. May he rest in peace.

  40. LeAnn Hughes

    Sorry for you loss and prayers to all the families

  41. Connie Weiss

    Our hard felt sympathy to the family.Lynn was a great guy and will be missed.

  42. Char & Lee Anderson

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.

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