Obit: Wittlinger, Delores E. (1923 - 2011)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt

Surnames: Bunkelman, Denzin, Jakobi, Lambrecht, Semple, Underwood, Ven Rooy, Weber, Wittlinger

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wisconsin) Wednesday, July 6, 2011, online edition

----Wittlinger, Delores E. (Denzin) (October 7, 1923 - July 13, 2011)

Delores E. Wittlinger, age 87, of Abbotsford, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2011, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Milan. Pastor Jeff Lambrecht will officiate. A visitation will be held Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will follow the service at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Milan.

Delores was born October 7, 1923, to William and Margaret (Jakobi) Denzin in the Township of Holton.

She attended Berry Grade School. On September 18, 1943, Delores was united in marriage to Vern Wittlinger at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Milan.

Delores and Vern owned and operated a farm in the Town of Holton. She was a loving mother, homemaker, and foster grandmother with the Abbotsford School System. She was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, teaching Vacation Bible School and Sunday school, and was a member of the ladies aid.

Delores enjoyed gardening, needlework, working on the farm with her husband, and dancing the polka and waltz. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Delores is lovingly survived by her children, Vern (Darlene) Wittlinger of Abbotsford, Verlyn (Judy) Wittlinger of Abbotsford, Charlotte (Char) Wittlinger of Abbotsford, and Barbara (David) Ven Rooy of Owen. She is further survived by 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Elaine Underwood of Colby; and brother, William (Shirley) Denzin of Athens.

Delores is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one granddaughter, three great-grandchildren; brother, Eldon Denzin; sister, Evelyn Bunkelman; sisters-in-law, Pearl Semple and Bernice Weber; and brothers-in-law, Vernon Underwood and Wilmer Bunkelman.

The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is assisting the family with funeral arrangements

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