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Louis T. Witte

Obituary for Louis T. Witte

October 27, 1927 - March 19, 2018
Cedar Park, Texas | Age 90


Louis T Witte, 90, of Cedar Park, TX died from complications from a stroke on March 19, 2018, surrounded by family. Lou was born in Chicago on Oct. 27th,1927 to Isabelle (Spratt) and Louis F. Witte and had two big sisters Isabella and Mary Louise. He spent the majority of his life in Westmont, IL. He graduated from Tilden Tech HS in 1945 where he regaled us with stories of driving the teacher's nuts. Upon graduating he joined the Navy at the end of WWII serving aboard the sea tug Kiowa and the old USS Ranger as she was decommissioned. He received the WWII Victory Medal. Louis was a jack-of-all-trades. In 1950 Louis worked his way up from a lathe operator at International Harvester to a top engineering executive before retiring in 1983. He took night classes at the University of Illinois Extension office to get his business certification. Co-workers used the term legendary when talking about his management style and engineering expertise. He married former Air Force Lt and nurse, Dolores Mae (Uneus) in 1960 and had one daughter Amy. He was the best father in the world who would sing silly songs to her on the front porch while they watched the stars. He was an expert at making paper airplanes and put together the most awesome Hotwheels race car track in the basement. He loved to eat midnight snacks (especially White Castle Hamburgers), could make killer potato pancakes and taught his daughter that a bowl of soup was the best thing to eat for breakfast. He would do anything for his family.

He could build and fix anything and once disassembled the family car in the garage just to see how it worked. Lou along with his wife were founding members of a Chicago area bank. He loved to sing in the church choir at Christ Lutheran in Clarendon Hills, IL and was an active member for 40 years. He talked fondly of his early days singing in a boy's choir in Chicago. In 2003 he and Dolores moved to Cedar Park, TX to be close to their only child Amy Koski, son-in-law Rudy, and granddaughters Kaitlyn and Lindsey. He spent many wonderful years as Papa Lou driving carpool for granddaughter Lindsey for 4 years. He never missed a function or awards ceremony for either granddaughter.

He was the nicest man in the world and up to his last few days on earth told everyone he was "super fantastic". There is a huge hole in our heart. To our Papa Lou, we say "see you later alligator"

Louis will be interred at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery on Friday, April 27th at 2 pm in Killeen during a military ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, please make a toast to him with a gin and tonic.

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Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home - Leander/Cedar Park

1200 South Bagdad Rd.
Leander, TX 78641
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