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February 20, 2020

John Wittwer

John "Jack" Wittwer, age 88 of Belleville, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020, at his home. He was born on October 11, 1931, outside New Glarus, the son of Albert and Laura (Baumgartner) Wittwer.

Jack graduated from Verona High School in 1949, where he was a talented boxer. On October 10, 1951, he was united in marriage to Mavis Hefty at the First United Church of Christ in Belleville. Jack and Mavis loved to dance and could be found on the dance floor at many wedding receptions. Jack farmed in the Town of Montrose for many years until moving into Belleville, where he also drove bus for the Belleville School District. He was an avid bowler, boxing fan, and card player in addition to following the Packers and Badgers. Many Sunday afternoons were spent at Kent and Jill's house to have lunch, play Euchre, and watch the Packers. He was also a member of the Zwingli United Church of Christ in Paoli.

Jack is survived by his children, Faith Wittwer, Kevin (Tim) Wittwer, and Kent (Jill) Wittwer; grandchildren, Nicholas (Nicole) Wittwer, Brea McCluskey, and Taran Molnar; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mavis; brother, Cloyance Wittwer; sister, Jeanette Rieder-Kessenich; sister-in-law, Ruth Wittwer; and brothers-in-law, Bob Rieder, Romain Kessenich and Robert Hefty.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at the Zwingli United Church of Christ Paoli, 1338 County Road PB, Belleville, WI, with the Rev. Rich Pleva officiating. Burial will be in the Paoli Cemetery. Relatives and friends called from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home, 109 Greenway Cross, Belleville, WI.

A memorial fund has been established.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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