US Air Force


Lawrence Elmer Witthuhn

June 28, 1922 ~ November 22, 2018 (age 96)
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Lawrence Witthuhn, age 96, of Appleton, passed away on November 22, 2018. He was born in the Town of Cicero, WI on June 28, 1922, the son of the late Hilbert and Lydia (Herman) Witthuhn.

Lawrence was very proud of his service to his country serving in the 8th Army Air force out of England and being a tail gunner on a B-17. He belonged to American Legion Post 38 for 70 years, was a member of funeral detail and honor guard for 35 years, and he was also a member of VFW 2778.

Lawrence’s interests included; square dancing, traveling, camping, gardening, and carpentry. Much of his handy skills and beautiful woodwork can be seen in local businesses and homes throughout the Appleton area.  He also took great pleasure in bird watching and feeding them as well.  One thing Lawrence will also be remembered by is his great love for sweets and treats.

Lawrence is survived by 4 daughters: Debbie (Bob) Gebheim, Cheryl (Mike) Seelow, Leanne Wildenberg, and Robin (Craig) Laehn. 2 sons: Tim (Lori) Witthuhn, and Terry Witthuhn. Elaine Witthuhn, Ex-wife and close friend.  He is further survived by 14 grandchildren and 17 great- grandchildren.

Lawrence is preceded in death by his parents Hilbert and Lydia (Herman) Witthuhn; 1 daughter: Sandy Barkett, 1 son: Mike Witthuhn, 2 brothers: Ralph (Carol) Witthuhn, Clarence (Doris) Witthuhn. Judy Witthuhn, Dorothy Witthuhn, and also many relatives and friends.

A funeral service will take place at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at St. John United Church of Christ, 1130 W. Marquette St., Appleton, with Pastor Lynn Martin officiating. Visitation will be held at the church Tuesday morning beginning at 9:00 AM until 10:45 AM, with Service to follow at 11:00 AM.  Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park, 3131 N. Richmond St, Appleton, at 2:00 PM with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.


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