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Robert George Wittkop

September 6, 1927 — February 8, 2017

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Siouxland.

Robert Wittkop, 89 of LeMars, IA, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in LeMars.

Robert (Bob) was born on September 6, 1927, the son of George and Elizabeth (Mack) Wittkop in rural Remsen Iowa.

Robert was married to Myrna Plueger on February 20, 1950 in Remsen, IA, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. They were life-long residents of Plymouth County where they raised their eight children.

Bob was a hard-working farmer and an avid fisherman. He looked forward to any opportunity to spend time in his fishing boat when time would allow him to be away from the farm. He retired from farming in 1986 which afforded him more time to pursue his passion of fishing. He was especially fond of fishing for walleye on the Missouri river in South Dakota and shared this love of fishing with a multitude of fellow anglers. He made his final fishing trip this past October, with four of his children, shortly after his 89th birthday.

Survivors include; five daughters and 3 sons, Marsha (Mike) Flewelling of Frisco, TX, Doug (Ruth) Wittkop of Iowa City, IA, Jana (Larry) Niehus of Sergeant Bluff, IA, Rod (Carmen) Wittkop of Worland, WY, Michelle (Lou) Kresl of Omaha, NE, Kathy (Doug) Dimmitt of Cypress, TX, Dean Wittkop of Omaha, NE, Jody Ognoskie of San Antonio, TX. 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, George Jr. (Betty) Wittkop of Remsen, Jim (Mary) Wittkop of Broomfield, CO, Wayne (Judy) Wittkop of LeMars, IA, Caryl (Jerry) Dunne of Sioux City, IA, Noreen Sims of Aurora, CO, Mary (Gary) Lohff of Yankton, SD; one sister-in-law, Alice Wittkop of Marcus, IA.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife Myrna (12/29/2016), his parents, grandson, Benjamin Robert Kresl, and brother, Irvin Wittkop.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 with a vigil prayer service at 7p.m. at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Memorial Mass for Bob and Myrna will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, 10;30 AM, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, with Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen; a reception at the Remsen community hall will follow burial.
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Service Schedule

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

5:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Fisch Funeral Home & Monuments

310 Fulton St, Remsen, IA 51050

Visitation with family present will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 with a vigil prayer service at 7p.m. all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.

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