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Obituary for Loretta (Raemisch) Wittenburg

MIDDLETON-Loretta (Raemisch) Wittenburg, passed away on Saturday Sept. 16, 2017 at the beautiful age of 102. Loretta was born on March 9, 1915 and was the youngest child of F.C. Raemisch and Mary Raemisch of Waunakee, Wis. She attended St. Johns School, Waunakee High School and University of Wisconsin-Madison. While dancing at Spring Field Corners Dance Hall, she met the love of her life, Donald J. Wittenburg. They married at St. John’s Catholic Church, Waunakee on Nov. 30, 1939. They continued to dance and follow Big Bands, Polka Bands, and also square dancing. Loretta and Donald farmed on a farm on Old Sauk Rd. from 1939 to 1961, then moved into the city of Middleton. Loretta loved to garden and was a life time member of Olbrich Garden. She also loved to watch Duke Basketball, Coach Mike (she was called the Duke Lady), Badgers, Brewers, and the Green Bay Packers. Loretta and Donald enjoyed their steam engines and belonged to the Rock River Thresheree in Edgerton. They also enjoyed winters in Halengen, TX. Donald preceded Loretta in death on Dec. 30, 1996 after 57 years of marriage. Lorreta is survived by daughter-in-law, Patricia Wittenburg; three step-grandchildren, Tina Weger, Kelly Friedi, and Nicole Mulchay. She is also survived by many nieces and one nephew. Loretta was preceded in death by parents, F.C. & Mary Raemisch; brother, Gerald Raemisch; sisters, Louise (Charles) Schoepp, Helinda Raemisch, and Hazel (George) Roudebush; son, Rick Wittenburg; and nephew Tom (Rose Ann) Raemisch. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at SAINT BERNARDS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 7450 University Ave., Middleton, at 11 a.m. on Saturday Sept. 23, 2017 with Father Brian Wilk and Father Douglas Duschack presiding. Private burial will be held at Middleton Junction Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass on Saturday. The family would like to thank Father Douglas Duschack, Father Brian Wilk, and Kevin Laufenberg and Home Health United Hospice for many visits and prayers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church, Olbrich Gardens, Rock River Thresheree of Edgerton, or Home Health United Hospice. “No time on earth is long enough to share with those we love or to prepare our hearts for good-byes.” Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

23

Sep

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Bernard Catholic Church (University)

7450 University Avenue
Middleton, WI

Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday

23

Sep

11:00 AM
St. Bernard Catholic Church (University)

7450 University Avenue
Middleton, WI


Memorial Contribution

St. Bernard Catholic Church (University)

7450 University Avenue
Middleton, WI

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Home Health United Hospice

Rock River Thresheree of Edgerton

51 E. Cox Rd
Edgerton, Wisconsin 53534
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