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Celebration of Life July 7 for Thomas A. Witzman, 84

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Thomas A. Witzman, 84, of Chesterton, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019.

He was born December 2, 1934, in Chicago, IL, to Jacob and Virginia (Davis) Witzman.

He graduated from South Shore High School and Eureka College. Thomas served proudly with the U.S. Army, was a member of Chesterton First United Methodist Church, a past Porter County Library Board member and Westville Masonic Lodge member.

Tom was a gentle, kind and giving man who loved to tell jokes. He was a wonderful father and a good friend to many.

On August 10, 1957, he married Audrey Peterson who preceded him in death in 2006.

Survivors include their daughters, Johanna (Jeff) Schroeder of Mt. Zion, IL, and Jocelyn Hibshman of Chesterton, four grandchildren, Justin and Jason Schroeder and Elizabeth and Evan Hibshman, and many loving nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Phillips.

A celebration of life gathering will begin at 4 p.m., on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Chesterton First United Methodist Church, 434 S. Second St.

Memorial donations may be made to Parent Project MD or Housing Opportunities.


Posted 5/30/2019





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