Peaceful 09

John R Witt

October 20, 1942 ~ October 2, 2021 (age 78)


On Saturday, October 2, 2021, loving husband and father, John Witt passed away at the age of 78. John was born October 20, 1942, in Berwyn, Illinois, to Russell and Verdelle (Schimmelpfennig). He graduated from Morton East High School and received a degree in Engineering from Morton Junior College. On April 18, 1964, he married Phyllis Charlotte Jaeger. Together they raised their son James.


John worked for Electro Motive Division of General Motors for more than 35 years and retired in 1999. He had a passion for model railroading, fishing, and hunting.


John is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Phyllis, his son James (Cynthia), his sister Judith Chirikos (Dennis), and nieces Debra, Kristin and Melissa.


Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at Tower Home for Funerals in Lyons. Burial service will follow visitation at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Elmhurst.


The family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to the American Lung Association:


God saw him getting tired, and a cure was not to be.

So He put His arms around him and whispered, “Come to Me.”

With tearful eyes we watched him suffer, and saw him slowly fade away.

Although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay.

A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands put to rest,

God broke our hears to prove to us, He only takes the best.

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October 13, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tower Home For Funerals and Cremation
4007 Joliet Avenue
Lyons, IL 60534


American Lung Association

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