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Arthur Wittwer, 63, of Sycamore, Illinois, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017. He was born September 26, 1953, to Walter E. and Hazel Edith (Johnson) Wittwer.
Arthur graduated from Kirkland Hiawatha and later SIU with an engineering degree. He retired from Ideal Industries after many years. In his spare time, Art enjoyed playing on a volleyball league, as well as playing wallyball and mud volleyball. A week of vacation was spent in the seat of a tractor or the combine at harvest season. His weekends were often spent on the farm doing anything for his parents, or other farm related tasks, or just supervising Mark and Tim. His family cottage was another favorite place. He was especially adored by his nieces and nephews.
Survivors include his brothers, Denny (Susie) Wittwer of Rochelle, and Mark (Marcia) Wittwer and Tim (Dianna) Wittwer, both of Monroe Center; sister, Karen (Doug) Phillips of Rockford; nephews, William and Michael Wittwer; nieces, Alicebeth and Michelle Wittwer, Sarah Phillips and Allison (Kyle) Metzger.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a nephew, Matthew.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017, at First Lutheran Church of Kirkland, following visitation from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The Rev. Carl L.M. Rasmussen will officiate. Interment will be at Maple Cemetery in Kirkland.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Cal's Angels, a childhood cancer organization, 2422 West Main St Unit 3B, St. Charles, IL 60175. For more information, visit or call (847) 960-5317.

Condolences & Shared Memories (7)

  1. Joy (Myelle) Muranaka

    Art and I are graduates of the Hiawatha H.S. class of 1971. Though I have not seen Art for many years, I have a lot of fond memories of him from school, especially the big red convertible car he used to drive during our senior year! Art was a very friendly and fun guy. My prayers go out to the Wittwer family. I know you will miss him dearly.

  2. Pam Quick-Stangley

    Denny, Susie and family - So sorry for your loss. Treasure the memories.

  3. Rich Sheldon

    I want to extend to the Wittwer family my most sincere condolences on the passing of Art. I can't believe that in August of last year I attended Art's retirement celebration at IDEAL. I had the honor and pleasure to work with Art for over twenty years and we worked on quite a few projects together. He was always willing to assist and educate his fellow workers and he was quite humble about his accomplishments. Art left us way too soon and he will be missed. He was an amazing guy and I am proud to say I had the honor to work with him. God Bless.

  4. My deepest sympathies...

    Julie Bay

  5. Donna Peek

    So sorry for the loss of your beloved brother. May you find peace in your cherished memories.

  6. Brian, Vicki, Breanna & Brendan Wascher

    So very sorry for the loss of your loved one. May your memories fill your hearts with love. Prayers & hugs to all.

  7. Karen and Carl Needham

    So sorry for your loss.

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