Obituary for Jack Wittenmyer, 74

May 22,1943 To April 28,2018,


Funeral Services
7 PM, Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at the Southside Assembly of God Church in Marshall, MO


St. Jude's Children's Hospital

Jack Wittenmyer 1943 – 2018 Jack Wittenmyer passed away at his home in Glasgow, MO April 28, 2018. He was 74 years of age. Jack Lee Wittenmyer was born May 22, 1943 in Vermillion County, IN, the son of Madonna Arlene Wittenmyer. He graduated from Honey Creek High School in Terra Haute, IN in 1961. Jack enlisted in the United States Air Force in December of 1962 where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. After four years of active service, Jack was honorably discharged in March of 1967. Upon his discharge, Jack re-enlisted in the United States Army Reserve and served for several more years. He married Wilma “Willy” Searing in Paris, IL on January 18, 1969. Together they enjoyed 46 years of marriage, until Willy’s passing on December 12, 2015. Jack was a man of many trades. Throughout his life, Jack held numerous jobs of varying capacities including, truck driver, pipe cutter, policeman, bread delivery driver, and oil field laborer, to name a few. In his spare time, Jack truly enjoyed leatherworking. He was a proud member of the VFW, NRA and Fraternal Order of Police. He was also a member of Southside Assembly of God church in Marshall, MO. He is survived by two daughters, Heidi Elfering of Glasgow, MO and Jeanette Brune of Indianapolis, IN; two sons, Randy Johnson of Hickory, NC and Jack Wittenmyer, Jr. of Terra Haute, IN; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bill Hall of Mississippi. In addition to his wife and mother, Jack was preceded in death by three children, Robin, Rick and Regina, and a sister, Yvonne. A memorial service will be held in Mr. Wittenmyer’s honor 7 PM, Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at the Southside Assembly of God church in Marshall, MO with Rev. Cliff Cato officiating. Burial will be held privately at a later date in Indiana. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital, in care of Firemonth-Freese Funeral Service, 112 Market St., Glasgow, MO 65254.