Carl J. Witt, 83, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI. He was born June 1, 1936 the son of Otto and Grace (Bronson) Witt. Carl was a warehouse manager for George Worthington Co. for over 25 years until they went out of business. He then worked as a warehouse manager for Montgomery Ward for several years, retiring from there to stay home and put his granddaughter, Kay on the bus for school. Carl loved horses and had horses all his life. He had a 10 horse hitch that he put in the 4th of July parade in Westphalia and a 4 horse hitch he put in the St. Johns Mint Festival Parade for many years. He and his daughter, Diane showed draft horses at county fairs throughout Mid-Michigan for over 35 years and Carl and his children were active with horses in 4-H for many years. On June 28, 1958 he married Dorothy VanElls, and she survives him. Also surviving are five children, Diane Witt, Terry (Joanie) Witt, Daniel (Jan) Witt, David (Sally) Witt and Debra (Gordon) Carman; 21 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Jay, Clare and Fred; three sisters, Katherine, Anna and Betty and a great grandson J.R. Hehrer. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, June 24, 2019 at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns with his grandson, Rev. Randy Peterson officiating. Interment will follow at Wacousta Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home 4-6 PM on Saturday, June 22 and 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Sunday June 23.
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