Bruce DeWitt, age 83 of Montello, died on Monday, January 17, 2011 at Divine Savior Hospital, Portage and entered into the welcoming arms of his Savior Jesus Christ. He was born on November 4, 1927 in Fond du Lac, son of the late Lacy and Viola (Kroenke) DeWitt. Bruce married Marion Bischel on July 3, 1954 in Chippewa Falls, WI. He proudly served his country with the Merchant Marines and U.S. Air Force during WW II and Korea. Bruce worked as a heavy equipment mechanic and later on as a heavy equipment operator in the electric power industry. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid card player, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Marion; seven children, Donald (Elizabeth) DeWitt, Diane Vander Heyden, Janice (Les) Delo, Linda (Jim) Sweet, June (Tom) Hawkes, Charlene (Dave) Williams and Bonnie (Tim) Lobner; 21 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; three sisters, Lavira Steinhaus, Doris (Rollie) Garlock and Eleanor Grabarski; one brother, Herman (Mavis) DeWitt; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Bruce was preceded in death by an infant son, Richard; sister, Joyce Rihn, son in law, Bob Vander Heyden; three brothers in law, Ken Steinhaus, Arnold Grabarski and Wayne Rihn.
A funeral service for Bruce will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at North Scott Baptist Church, W4697 County Road E, Pardeeville, WI 53954 which is seven miles north-east of Pardeeville. Rev. Tom Grey will officiate. Inurnment will be in Westfield East Cemetery at a later date. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.