Witte Funeral services for Earnest A. Witte, 86, of Wallis were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006 at the Knesek and Sons Funeral Home in Wallis with the Rev Ric Walters officiating. Interment was in the Hartsville Cemetery near Wallis. Pallbearers were Richard Witte, Glenn Brenner, Larry Witte, Wayne Witte, Jason King Keith Witte, Brandon Witte. Honorary Pallbearers were Robert Witte, Bruce Witte, Charles Witte, David Backhus and James Brenner. Earnest August Witte was born in Hartsville to parents Willie and Annie Hoff Witte. He was raised in Hartsville and attended school at the Hartsville Public School. Mr. Witte served his country during World War II in the United States Army. On May 11, 1941, he married Ilene Hoffmann in Bellville and was a farmer most of his life. He was a member of the Wallis United Methodist Church. Mr. Witte died Nov. 10, 2006 in Wharton. Survivors include his children and spouses Linda and Gary Knesek of New Ulm, Kathy and Mike Kredell of Bryceville, Fla., Earnest and Debbie Witte of Rosenberg, Carl Witte of East Bernard and Gerry and Melinda Witte of East Bernard; sister Gladys Brenner of Bellville; grandchildren and spouses, Monica and Eric Mikes, Connie and James Casteel, Jason King, Christina Kredell, Stephanie Witte, Keith Witte, Renee and Doug Macha, Vikki Hein, Jennifer Witte, Chelsea Witte, Brandi Witte and Brandon Witte; great-grandchildren Elana Mikes, Hannah Casteel and Dayne Macha. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Annie Witte, wife, Ilene Hoffmann Witte, daughters, Bonnie Witte and Rose Hein and husband Allen, sister, Pearl Backhus, brothers, Eric, Arnold and Bob Witte. Memorial contributions can be made to the Hartsville Cemetery Association, Alzheimer's Association or charity of choice. Thanks to Hospice of El Campo for their loving care. Special thanks to Hearthstone Assisted Living of Wharton for their extraordinary love and care and friendship shown to our Dad for the last three years. Funeral service under the direction of Knesek and Son Funeral Home in Wallis.
Posted by Joy Neely