Generation 10



Michael August Wittrock (1913-2008)

Daily Times Herald, Carroll, IA, April 4, 2008

Carroll—Mass of the Christian burial for Michael August Wittrock of Carroll will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2008, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll.

Mr. Wittrock, 94, founder and longtime owner of Wittrock Motors in Carroll, died Wednesday, April 2, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.

The Rev. Timothy Schott will preside at the Mass. Lectors will be Alex Collison, Julia Patzelt, David Wittrock and Michael Collison. Gift bearers will be Natalie Collison, Abby Wittrock and Avery Wittrock. Eucharistic ministers will be Betty Pollastrini, Jean Knobbe, Ken Shibata and Maria Shibata. Music will be by flutist Emily Patzelt and the St. Lawrence Choir.

Casket bearers will be Mr. Wittrock's grandchildren: Charles Collison, Nicholas Collison, Edward Patzelt, Dominic Provopulos, Robert Provopulos and Kevin Wittrock. Honorary casket bearers will be Mark Beardmore, Dr. William Blohm, Dr. William Erps, John Heider, Urban Knobbe, James Kanne, John Longnecker, Leo Mayer, Raymond Pollastrini, Gerald Rettenmaier, Ken Shibata, Archie Schug, Gus Schroeder and Dr. James Tierney.

Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery at Carroll.

Visitation started at 4 this afternoon at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll. A Christian wake service will be held at 6:30 tonight at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Anthony Regional Hospice, Kuemper Catholic Schools, St. Anthony Nursing Home or New Hope Village in lieu of flowers.

A son of Henry and Anna (Springer) Wittrock, he was born May 13, 1913, at Okarche, Okla., and graduated from high school there. Mr. Wittrock's parents died when he was young and he was raised by his sister, Theresa.

He worked for his family's business in Oklahoma, which brought him to Carroll. He met his future wife, Alberta Marcucci, at Carroll Candy Kitchen. They were married Oct. 12, 1937, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Carroll with Rev. Schenkelberg presiding.

Mr. Wittrock began work as a salesman for his cousin, Kelly Stallman, at Stallman Motor Co. in Carroll in 1935. He bought the business in 1939 and it remains a Wittrock family operation today.

The original dealership, located at the southwest corner of U.S. 30 and Carroll Street, sold Chrysler, Plymouth, Desoto and Packard cars as well as Norge appliances. Carroll had three Plymouth dealerships at the time.

Mr. Wittrock closed the dealership from 1941 through 1945 during World War II while he worked at a defense plant in California, building aircraft engines.

He moved the dealership to the corner of U.S. 30 and Grant Road in 1969. The following year he moved to the historic former McCoy Motors building at the northeast corner of U.S. 30 and Carroll Street. Mr. Wittrock sold the dealership to son Michael, who with wife Ingrid restored the property. The dealership remained there until moving to a new facility at the U.S. 71-30 Junction in 2005. Michael Wittrock sold the business to son Kevin earlier this year.

Mr. Wittrock owned and managed several farms over the years and served on the Carroll County Board of Assessors and the Carroll Airport Commission. He was a member and usher at St. Lawrence Parish, was 2006 grand marshal of the Carroll Band Day parade and enjoyed golfing.

Survivors include his wife, Alberta, of Carroll; five children: Diane Collison of Chicago, Ill., Michael E. Wittrock and wife Ingrid of Carroll, Linda Rogers of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Lucia Patzelt and husband Dr. Lawrence of Grand Rapids Mich., and David Wittrock and wife Barbara of Hillsborough, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Jeanie Marcucci, of Pensacola, Fla.

Mr. Wittrock was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers, three sisters and a brother-in-law.





Generation 10




Alberta Marcucci Wittrock (1919-2010)
Mrs. Mike Wittrock

Daily Times Herald, Carroll, IA, March 2010

Mass of the Christian burial for Alberta Wittrock, 90, of Carroll, will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 19, 2010, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. Rev. Timothy Schott will officiate.

Mrs. Wittrock died Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass Friday at St. Lawrence Church.

Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be made to the new St. Lawrence Center building fund or Kuemper Catholic High School Foundation.

Music will be provided by Marcy Anderson, who will play piano and sing; Steve Anderson, who will sing; Justin Badding, who will play violin and sing; Tyler Badding, who will play violin; and granddaughter, Emily Patzelt, who will play the flute. Lectors for the Mass will be Julia Patzelt, Regina Stetkevich and Carley Collison. Gift bearers will be Natalie Collison, Abbey Wittrock, Avery Wittrock, Brendan Collison and Alex Collison.

Casket bearers will be grandchildren: Dr. Christopher Collison, Charles Collison, Nicholas Collison, Michael Collison, Kevin Wittrock, Dominic Provopulos, Robert Provopulos, Edward Patzelt, Phillip Wittrock and Andrew Wittrock. The St. Anthony Auxiliary will form an honor guard at the church. 

A daughter of Inez and Ernest Marcucci of Lucca, Italy, she was born March 23, 1919, at Carroll. For several years, as a child, she lived with her parents in Lucca, Italy. Her parents were the owners of the Carroll Candy Kitchen. She attended St. Angela’s Academy, where she graduated in the spring of 1937. At the academy, Alberta played violin in the school’s orchestra.

On Oct. 12, 1937, she married Mike Wittrock at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Carroll.

She was a 50th Anniversary member of the St. Anthony Auxiliary and she was a member of the Newman Study Club from the time of its inception in Carroll. She was a Scout leader for all five of her children and she and her husband taught ballroom dancing and enjoyed dancing well into their 70’s. She passed her Italian heritage down to her children and grandchildren in a broad range of cultural, culinary and civic endeavors.

Survivors include five children: Diane Collison of Chicago, Ill., Michael E. Wittrock and wife Ingrid of San Clemente, Calif., Linda Rogers of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Lucia Patzelt and husband Dr. Lawrence of Grand Rapids, Mich. and David Wittrock and wife Barbara of Hillsborough, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Albert and wife Adele of Lake Havasu, Ariz.
Mrs. Wittrock was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mike; and a brother, Robert.





Generation 11



Gerald Richard Ryan (1930-2008)

Orange County Register, July 2, 2008

Ryan, Gerald Richard, died on Saturday morning, June 28, 2008. Gerald was born in Courtland, New York. He presently resides in Newport Beach, California. Gerald is survived by his wife, Geneva Marie Ryan; his son, Keith Ryan (Susan); daughters, Diane Ryan, Linda Reese (Thomas); grandchildren, Adam, Cassandra, Skyler Ryan, Tegan, Courtney, Tommy Reese; sister, Suzanne Garcia (Ruben). Gerald served in the Navy, and he was a General Contractor for over 40 years. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 from 6:00-8:00 at Pacific View Mortuary in Newport Beach. Funeral mass will take place at 10:00 on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Newport Beach, California. Memorial contributions can be made to Mercy House in Orange County.


















Generation 13



Brad Lee Julian (1979-2008)

The Woodward News, July 18, 2008

Brad Lee Julian, 29, of Kingfisher, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, July 12, 2008 at Kingfisher Regional Hospital after an extended illness. Brad was born June 23, 1979 to Jeff and Sue Julian. He spent his childhood in Great Bend, Kansas and Woodward, Oklahoma, where he completed high school graduating in 1997.He was the first of two children born to the Julian’s and was a special big brother to his sister Carry. He enjoyed tennis and boating through his teen years.

After completing high school, Brad attended Oklahoma State University, graduating in the College of Engineering. After graduation in 2002, he secured a position with Exxon Mobil Corporation. While visiting his sister, Brad was introduced to Sarah Post and after a short courtship, Brad and Sarah were united in marriage on Saturday, June 19, 2004. After their wedding, they moved to Houston. They loved living in Houston. It was the beginning foundation of their marriage, their first home and great friends and neighbors. Eager to embrace life together they both began new jobs. Sarah a classroom teacher and Brad working in the oil production business.

About a year and a half into their marriage, it was discovered that Brad was suffering from heart disease. Brad’s heart disease did not stop him from work, many acts of kindness and his loving devotion to his family. As things progressed with this illness, Brad and Sarah moved back to Oklahoma to be close to family and friends for much needed support.

On December 30, 2007 they were blessed with an addition to their small family. Elizabeth Marie was the light of her Daddy’s life. Brad knew his time was at hand. He expressed that if he had it all to do over again, he wouldn't change a thing. He had grown in his faith as his disease progressed. Even though his body was waning, his spiritual health was very well. Brad was preceded in death by his grandmother, Kay Krauter, and his grandfather, Sonny Julian.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah along with their infant daughter Elizabeth, of the home; his parents, Jeff and Sue Julian of Woodward, Oklahoma; a sister, Carry Treat and her husband Sam of Tulsa, Oklahoma; his grandmother, Natha Julian of Great Bend, Kansas; his mother and father-in-law, David and Paula Post of Kingfisher, Oklahoma: a sister-in-law, Stacy Winkler and her husband Jake of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma














Generation 12



Judith Ann Shott (1946-2005)
Mrs. Donald M. Pappe

Whittier Daily News, May 2005

Long-time Whittier resident, Judith A. Pappe, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on May 11, 2005 after a long and hard fought battle with ovarian cancer. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband, daughter, family and friends. Judy will be fondly remembered by all who knew her and experienced her grace.

A second generation native Californian, Judy was born on August 17, 1946 in Sutter Hospital, Sacramento California. When Judy was six months old her family moved to Mount Shasta, California. An honors graduate of Mount Shasta High School (Class of 1964) she was a member of the California Scholarship Foundation.

Judy attended San Jose State College School of Nursing in 1965. She later returned to college and in 1981 earning her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from California State University at Fullerton with a major in accounting.

Judy will be remembered as a smart, witty, tender, caring, loving and devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. She was married to Donald M. Pappe on July 31, 1965 in the Kingsley Field Air Force Base Chappell in Klamath Falls, Oregon. After Don's discharge from the Air Force in 1967, Judy, Don and their baby daughter Deborah moved to Bellflower, California. In 1974, they moved into a new home in Whittier where they have resided since.

As a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner, Judy owned and managed her own accounting practice in Fullerton, California for 20 years. Judy provided accounting and tax services for clients throughout California as well as across the country and abroad. She was a member or California Society of CPA's and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts. Judy was also an active member of the Fullerton Rotary Club.

Judy was a 20 year member of the Whittier branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). She held many leadership positions in the branch including its Presidency, Membership VP, Educational Foundation VP, Treasure, and Auditor, in addition to being an active member of many committees. She and her husband were active in AAUW's La Cuisine Gourmet Group for many years.

An AAUW Educational Foundation Research and Projects Grant was established in her name to be used to sponsor women's education and local community projects. Judy is also a member of AAUW's Legacy Circle.

Throughout Judy's life she was an avid reader, enjoyed the arts, was an accomplished seamstress, and a gourmet cook who enjoyed entertaining. She loved traveling throughout the USA and abroad, as well as motor homing, boating, water skiing, and snow skiing. She would even put on "leather's" to ride on Don's Harley.

She loved tending her garden. One of Judy's favorite sayings was: "To Plant a Garden Is To Believe In Tomorrow". She knew the name of almost every plant under the sun. She especially loved the English-garden look so when she and Don remodeled their garden in 2002, she carefully designed one for their yard. She tenderly maintained her colorful displays of many varieties of roses, annuals, climbing vines, as well as her many different herbs and fruit trees. She also designed and planted many beautiful Fairy Gardens for her home and friends. She passed on the art of making Fairy Gardens to her daughter.

Judy is survived by her loving husband and life long friend, Don, her loving daughter, Deborah and son-in-law [w/h], and her brother James Shott. She is preceded in death by her parents Bettie and Harry Shott and her sister Susie Cordill.

A memorial service to celebrate Judy—a great lady, wonderful loving wife and dear mother—will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 4, 2005 at Judy and Don's church, Whittier First United Methodist Church located at 13222 E. Bailey St, in Whittier, California.

Donations in lieu of flowers are requested to Judy's designated charity: The AAUW Education Foundation or a charity of your choice in her memory.








Generation 12



Richard Joseph Weber (1960-2005)

Greeley (Colorado) Tribune, May 10, 2005

Richard Joseph Weber, 75, of Thornton died Thursday, May 5 [2005] at his home.

He was born March 28, 1930, in Butte, Neb., to Paul and Alice (Pfiefer) Weber.

He graduated from Butte High School in 1947. He served in the Air Force from 1951-55 during the Korean War.  He married Dorothy Helmberger on Aug. 25, 1956 in Bonesteel, S.D.

He was a hatchery manager for DeKalb AgResearch for 26 years in Fremont, Neb., and Hudson.He retired in 1987 and moved to Thornton in 1998.He was a handyman who enjoyed being around his children and grandchildren.He was an avid sports fan, especially of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.






















Generation 11



Rita Florina Wittrock (1926-2009)
Mrs. Stanley Forman

The Kingfisher Times and Free Press , November 25, 2009

Rita Florina Forman, 82, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, in Kingfisher Regional Hospital.

A wake service was held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial was set for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Stephen Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in the Cashion Cemetery under direction of Sanders Funeral Service.

She was born Dec. 24, 1926, in Okarche to Joe and Rose Nieland Wittrock.

She grew up on a farm with five brothers and one sister and attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School.

Rita’s mother died when she was seven years old. She and her sister, Mildred, cooked, cleaned, sewed, made their own soap, churned butter, canned food and helped raise brothers with their father Joe on the farm.

She attended Oklahoma A&M, now Oklahoma State University. She lived in Murry Hall and held a job at the dental office on campus. Her education was cut short when her father, Joe, died and she felt she was needed at home with her brothers.

She met Stanley Forman in El Reno at a dance hall called “The Y.” Her sister, Mildred, and Mildred’s husband, Max, introduced Stanley to her.

Stanley followed up by taking her to a movie in Kingfisher the next night.

They were married May 15, 1947, in Oklahoma City.

At Stanley’s Kingfisher High School reunion, Stanley proudly introduced Rita Florina Wittrock Forman, the Belle of Okarche.

It was not uncommon at many dances and activities for those in attendance to clear the dance floor and marvel at Rita and Stanley’s dancing skills. Although they liked the waltz, the polka was their all time favorite.

After their marriage, she moved her membership to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Kingfisher.

She became a faithful member of Sts. Peter and Paul Altar Society.

She supported her children as they attended Cashion Public Schools, helping in FFA, 4-H, Booster Club, sports and always had them there at 7 a.m. for band practices.

She enjoyed cooking the meals in the fields while farming and the hands always looked forward to her homemade egg sandwiches and various other treats. She enjoyed her monthly canasta card events with her friends. Rita always looked forward to many family gatherings, especially preparing and hosting Thanksgivings and Christmas.

In Rita’s last month, her eyesight failed but she never lost her wonderful positive outlook and spirit. She always lived by faith, not just by sight. She was the quiet, ever-present strength of our family.

Survivors include two brothers, Cletus Wittrock of Okarche and Carlos Wittrock of Bethany; three sons, Steve Forman and Jeff Forman, both of Kingfisher, and Alan Forman of Tulsa; one daughter, Charlotte Blevins of Yukon; 10 grandchildren, Stephen, Corby, Eric, Samuel, Jason, Amanda, Landon and Madison Forman and Blair and Brittany Blevins, and three great-grandchildren, Hannah, Morgan and Camryn Forman.

Memorial donations may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Altar Society.










Generation 11



Charles Anthony Wittrock (1939-2002)

May 2002

Charles Anthony Wittrock

Funeral Services for Charles Anthony Wittrock, 63, of Denver, Colorado, were held Tuesday, May 21, 20902, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Denver. Recitation of the Rosary was held Monday, May 20, at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary. The Rev. John Hinton officiated and burial was at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery.

Wittrock died Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at Denver Health Hospital.

He was born February 9, 1939 at Okarche, Oklahoma to Frank and Barbara Wittrock.

He attended Holy Trinity Catholic School until he relocated to Oklahoma City. He graduated from Classen High School. After graduating from high school he served in the United States Air Force.

He is survived by his wife Mary, stepchildren Dawn Sharrow, Michael Sharrow, Kandy Porter, Michelle Sharrow, all of Denver; one brother Robert Wittrock and wife Janet of Oklahoma City; one sister Geneva Ryan and husband Jerry of Newport Beach, California, and several step-grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Betty Ann Brashear.



Rocky Mountain News, Denver Colorado, 20 May 2002


Retired, Gates Rubber Co., 63

Charles Anthony " Okie" Wittrock, passed away May 15, 2002. Husband of Mary Sharrow Wittrock; [step] father of Dawn, Michelle, Michael and Kandy; grandfather of Charles, Katelyn, Thomas, Jonathan, Vincent, Marques, Annie Lee, Tylor and Alyssa. Visitation, Monday beginning at 3 p.m. with Recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m.; both at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary, Mass of the Christian Burial, Tuesday 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 7595 Federal Blvd., Westminster. Entombment, Mount Olivet Cemetery.























Generation 11



Eugene L. "Gene" Pfeifer (1921-2009)

Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Washington, 14 February 2009

PFEIFER, Gene (Age 87)

Passed away January 30, 2009, peacefully in Mesquite, Nevada after a long illness. He was born November 22, 1921, in Millboro, South Dakota to Frank and Jennie Pfeifer. He lived in Winner, South Dakota for most of his early life.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Iris, two sisters, Lois Hazeltine, and Kaye Leat.

He is survived by his wife, Lee; her three sons, James, Robin, Stacy and their families; two brothers, Joe and Frank Pfeifer; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He proudly served his country during WWII in the Army and retired as Master Sergeant.


''In the mud, the cold and the blood and tears of a battlefield where soldiers weep at the death of a comrade fighting men become as one. United in a bond of love that no one can adequately express and one that others cannot know.'' Gene Pfeifer

Military Memorial pending.

















Generation 11



Lois M Pfeifer (1923-2000)
Mrs. William J Hazeltine

The Idaho Spokesman Review, Spokane Washington / Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, March 11, 2000

Lois Hazeltine

Spokane— Memorial service for Lois Pfeifer Hazeltine, 76, will be at 3 p.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home.

Born near Winner, S.D., Mrs. Hazeltine died Wednesday. She was a 25 year Spokane resident.

She was a salesperson at K-Mart for 15 years.

Her husband of 30 years, William, died in 1980.

Survivors include her companion, Howard Ledbetter; a daughter, Bobbie Makous of Philadelphia; three brothers, Gene Pfeifer of Rathdrum, Idaho, Frank Pfeifer of Arkansas and Joe Pfeifer of California; and two granddaughters.





















Generation 11



Dorothy Marie Smith (1932-2010)
Mrs. Edward Ketterer; Mrs. Kenneth Cornwell Jr., May 15, 2010

Ketterer, Dorothy Dottie Marie (nee Smith), 77, Lake St. Louis, MO. [passed away] May 13, 2010. Baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection. Beloved wife of Ed Ketterer; dear mother of Lois C. (Tom) Callaghan, Karen E. (Rick) Tipton, Jeanne (Glenn) Rathke and the late Kenneth K, Cornwell, III; dear step-mother of Kirk E. Phillips and Kimberley Ingram; beloved sister of Gerald and Sylvester Smith and Alice Stroud; loving grandmother of Kristen Crawford, Ryan Hauk, Ian Braun and Nicholas Ingram; loving great-grandmother of Max crawford; beloved daughter of the late Anton and Marie C. Smith (nee Wittrock).

Dorothy graduated from Oklahoma University and received a degree in pharmacy. She worked for BJC for 32 years before retiring.

Services: Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 17, 2010 at PITMAN Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville parkway, Wentzville, MO. Interment will be in family cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are preferred to American Cancer Society in care of Pit man Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO. 63385. Share your condolences and memorials at


From Pittman Funeral Home

Service Schedule

Dorothy "Dottie" Marie Ketterer

Visitation: Date: Monday, May 17, 2010; Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Visitation Location: Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO

Service: Date: Monday, May 17, 2010; Time: 1:00 pm

Service Location: Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO

Interment: family cemetery

Memorials/Donations: Memorials:, American Cancer Society thru Pitman Funeral Home, PO Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385,

Survivors:, Ed Ketterer (Husband) of Lake St. Louis, MO, Lois (Tom) Callaghan (Daughter) of Chesterfield, MO, Karen (Rick) Tipton (Daughter) of Lake St. Louis, MO, Jeanne (Glenn) Rathke (Daughter) of St. Peters, MO, Kimberley Ingram (Step-Daughter) of Columbia, MO, Kirk Phillips (Step-son) of San Fransisco, CA, Gerald Smith (Brother) of Maryienthal, KS, Sylvester Smith (Brother) of Oklahoma City, OK, Alice Stroud (Sister) of Okarche, OK, Kristen Crawford (Granddaughter), Ryan Hauk (Grandson), Ian Braun (Grandson), Nicholas Ingram (Grandson), Patrick and Emily Callaghan, (Grandchildren, Max Crawford (Great-Grandson), Predeceased:, Anton Smith (Father), Marie Smith nee Wittrock (Mother), Kenneth Cornwell III (Son).

Organizations: She attended Oklahoma University and received a degree in pharmacy. She was employed through, BJC for 32 years.

















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