Memorials and Funeral Notices
  Memorial Archives 2006
  Aug. 31, 2006 - Dec. 31, 2006

  Sweet Home Funeral Chapel
  (formerly Workman & Steckly)
  1443 Long Street
  Sweet Home, Oregon 97386
  (541) 367-2891
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  E-mail: Mac Olsen, Funeral Director

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 March 15, 1919 - September 28, 2006
 

Jack Wittwer, 87, of Lebanon passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 28 of natural causes. He was born to John Hyrum and Anna Vilate (Syphus) Wittwer on March 15, 1919 in Vernal, Utah. At two years of age, he moved with his parents to St. Thomas, Nevada (now under the North end of Lake Mead) where his mother died shortly after he turned three. Thereafter he lived with many different families and attended school in numerous Southern Nevada communities including St. Thomas, Bunkerville, Mesquite, Overton, and Las Vegas, where he graduated from high school.

After a courtship of 6 1/2 years, he married his high school girlfriend, Lenore Robison, on May 5, 1941 at her parents' home in Overton, later sealed in the Ogden Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Immediately following graduation from the University of Nevada Reno in 1942, Jack went into the US Army where he served four years, participating in the WWII amphibious invasions of Saipan, Tinian, Leyte, and Okinawa, a Captain at wars end. Jack's life work was with the Federal Land Bank of Berkeley in California (now AgriBank) making long-term first mortgage loans to farmers and ranchers in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah. He was Senior Vice-President when he retired.

Each year after the war, Jack and Lenore grew, harvested, and shared vegetables and fruits in their back yard. He received his Master Gardener's certificate from Utah State University. Jack and Lenore were very knowledgeable of and followed all major sporting events and were avid outdoor people... fishing, camping, RVing, wildlife watching, etc. He was a member of the High Priest Quorum of Oak Forest First Ward in Layton, Utah before moving to Sweet Home, Oregon.

Jack is survived by daughter, Celia and husband Gary Vernier of Layton, Utah; son, John Richard and wife Mirja of Sweet Home, Oregon; brother, Glade and wife Phyllis of Alexandria, Virginia; 7 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by wife of 62 years, Lenore; his parents; step-mother, Della Outzen Wittwer and his sisters, Fern Goodman and Fae Stewart.

A graveside service will be held at 4:30 pm on October 7, 2006 at Logandale Nevada Cemetery, with viewing at 3:00 pm at Moapa Valley Mortuary, 5090 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. Logandale, Nevada.

Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

 
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