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Walter J. Witt


Walter J. Witt, 92, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Dewayne Witt officiating. Burial will be held in the Kimball Cemetery with military graveside honors by Kimball VFW Post #2243. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 1:00 until 6:00 p.m. Friends may also visit http://www.cantrellfh.com to view Walt's Tribute Wall and leave condolences and messages for the family. Memorials have been established to either the Walt Witt Memorial Fund which will be used for a scholarship for a Kimball High School graduate or the Veterans Remembrance Memorial, 205 Storey Blvd., Cheyenne, WY., 82009. The services for Walt have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

Walter Junior Witt was born in Lebanon, Nebraska on January 8, 1924, the son of Walter and Mary (Tourney) Witt. He attended school in Lebanon and graduated from the Lebanon High School in 1942. He enlisted in the Army Airforce on December 12, 1942 and served his country as an airplane mechanic during WWII in Burma, India. Walt was honorably discharged on February 6, 1946. He married Elaine Burris in 1946 and they were later divorced. On October 31, 1966 Walt married Joyce Gartman. They lived their entire married life in Kimball. He was a member of the Kimball VFW Post #2243, a Charter Member of the Kimball Eagles Aerie 3889, and member of the Dix American Legion and a DAV Member. He was also a member of the Cooties Pup Tent 7, which is a VFW Organization.

Survivors include his wife Joyce Witt of Kimball, NE; children Jerri Witt of San Diego, CA., Carol (Calvin) Nickal of Phoenix, AZ., Bonnie Jo (Steve) Williams of Larkspur, CO., Dennis (Rose Mary) Buddecke of Rock Springs, WY., Kenneth (Tammy) Buddecke of Rock Springs, WY., Jane Lee Young Blood of Karn, UT., Toni (Brett) Belgum of Kimball, NE and Raymond Gartman of Sidney, NE; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and 10 brothers and sisters.


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