Karl E. Witt, 81, of Washington, passed away at 4:44pm Friday, August 2, 2019 at UnityPoint Health- Methodist.
Karl was born November 30, 1937 in Peoria to the late Herschel and Jessie VanDettum Witt. He married Joyce McIntyre on August 23, 1958 in Peoria at the University Avenue United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his children, Matt Witt of Farmington, Karen (Gabriel) DeWitt of Franklin, Christine (Melvin) Hyde of East Peoria, Brian (Jenifer) Witt of Commerce City, CO, and Corey (Angie) Witt of Washington; grandchildren, Amanda (Eric) Crawford, Kristara (Dustin) Grebner, Ashley Witt (James), Kaitlyn (Jake) Servis, and Jayden (Nick) Porter; four great-grandchildren, Hayley, Adalyn, Aisley and Knox; and his siblings, Suzy (Sam) Larson, Mitzi (Ralph)Timan, Pete (Tina) Witt, Harry Tillman, Patti Heitzman and Terry Heitzman.
Karl was very proud to be in the United States Navy All Peoria Company. He retired from Caterpillar after 37 years as a systems analyst. He enjoyed time outdoors, whether it was fishing, hunting or feeding birds. He was an avid bowler, card player, and Cubs fan. He proudly served on the board of Washington Grade School District #52 for over 20 years. Above all else, Karl loved his family and cherished time with them.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00am Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. Visitation will be from 5-7:00pm Friday, August 9, 2019 at the funeral home and a half hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be at Glendale Cemetery in Washington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Washington Grade School District #52 or Washington Community High School for the benefit of their music programs.