Daniel B. Witt, 87

Daniel B. Witt, a resident of Little Falls, passed away at his home in Little Falls,  Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012.

Memorial services for Dan Witt were held Friday, at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, with the Rev. Nate Bjorge officiating. Burial was in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. Military rites were with the Little Falls VFW Post 1112.

Daniel B. Witt was born April 25, 1924, near Flensburg, to the late Alex and Pauline (Witucki) Witt. He grew up in the Flensburg area and attended country school. Upon completing his schooling, he worked as a farm hand in southern Minnesota. Dan enlisted in the U.S. Navy Nov. 5, 1948, and served on the U.S.S. Manderson Ship until his honorable discharge Sept. 15, 1953. While in the Navy, Dan was united in marriage to Shirley Rasmussen. After his discharge the couple settled in St. Paul, where Dan worked as a policeman for the city of St. Paul for six years. At the same time, he was self-employed working as a general contractor. The couple moved to Little Falls in 1962 and later divorced. He began the Du-Witt Construction Company working as a general contractor for more than 45 years. He built many homes in the Riverview area in Little Falls and also built or remodeled many commercial buildings in Central Minnesota. Dan was united in marriage to Judy Kalahar, Oct. 22, 1983, in Little Falls. He enjoyed deer hunting. Dan was always the camp cook preparing the game that was harvested. He also enjoyed fishing in the summer and winter, goose, duck and pheasant hunting. Dan went on many fishing trips to Canada, was an avid sports fan, liked to read and discuss politics. Dan was a life member of the Little Falls VFW Post 1112.

Daniel B. Witt is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Susan (Jerry) Kulus of Fort Ripley, Gary (Jeanne) Witt of Little Falls, Dale Witt of Little Falls, Jeff (Peggie) Witt of Little Falls, Karl (Theresa)Kalahar of Albertville, Kelly (Mike Newcomb) Kalahar of Becker and Kristin (Chris) Vnuk of Oak Grove; siblings, Eleanor Czech of Little Falls, Jerome (Ann) Witt of Little Falls and Betty (Pat) Wheeler of Little Falls; and 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Alex Witt, Pauline and Al Chichon; sister, Rose Bobick; and brother-in-law, John Czech.

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