Clara N. Witter

Clara N. Witter

Clara N. Witter

Jan. 20, 1920 – May 28, 2019

Clara Nell Witter, 99, of Crete passed away May 28, 2019. She was born Jan. 20, 1920, in Friend to John and Nellie (Banka) Eurich. Clara attended a one-room rural school house. She later graduated from Friend High School. Clara met Guy Ted Witter while roller skating. They married in June 1940. They had been married 46 years when Ted passed away in February 1986. Three children were born from this marriage, Theo (Witter) Muff, Doris (Witter) Foster and Boyd Witter.

Family was important to Clara. Her greatest joy was being with her children and grandchildren. She was the eighth of 12 children. Clara was the last survivor of the 12. She had numerous nieces and nephews and enjoyed keeping in touch with them.

Clara worked at a variety of jobs throughout her life. She helped her husband, Ted, at the newspaper office, taught school, worked at the bakery, cleaned and worked at Formfit in Crete. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and crafts. She made each of her grandchildren an afghan. Church was important to Clara. She was a member of Grace Methodist Church for over 60 years. She taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and belonged to United Methodist Women. Clara and Ted loved square dancing. They even went to a couple of national square dance conventions. Clara will truly be missed by all of her family and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; 11 siblings; husband, Ted; and children, Theo and Gene Muff, Sr., and Boyd Witter.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Don Foster; daughter-in-law, Pam Witter; grandchildren and their spouses, Joanne and Paul Puckett, Diane and Bill Wieskamp, Judy and Sheldon Kohout, Andy Muff and Beverly, Beth and Doug Horak, Helen and Scott Holroyd, Gene Jr. and Krissy Muff, Allison Long, Denise and Scott Herndon, Marcus and Emily Witter, Benjamin and Lindsay Witter and Patricia Witter and Jason; 26 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. A service was held June 1, 2019, at Kuncl Funeral Home in Crete. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kunclfh.com.

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