Wittwer, John Roland




April 8, 1940 in Manhattan, KS – September 7, 2011 in Aurora, CO



On Eagle's Wings


He will raise you up on eagle's wings,

Bear you on the breath of dawn,

Make you to shine – like the sun,

And hold you in the palm of His hand.


Patricia Wittwer (John's wife) wrote the following to Judy Burnett Goodson:


"My love of my life, John R. Wittwer, has passed on Sept 7th, 2011 from a massive heart attack.  Still so hard to carry on without him.  Miss him so very much!  John had 1 – Son "Mike" – 2 Daughters Rebecca and Sarah – 1 Step Son "Bill" – 9 Grand Children and myself "Patricia Wittwer".  "He May Be Gone" But Never forgotten!  God Bless

Patricia A. Wittwer.

PS John was 71 years Old on April 8th, 2011.


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Aspen Mortuaries Obituaries:

John Roland Wittwer

John Roland Wittwer Passed away September 7, 2011. He was born to Roland A. and Genevieve Wittwer on April 8, 1940.
While serving his Country in the United States Air Force, John worked as an Air Traffic Controller. After getting out of the
military, he served several years as a Special FBI Agent then after 26 years as a Probation Officer for District 4 in Colorado
Springs he retired in 1996. John is survived by: His loving wife, Patricia Wittwer; Brother, James (Shelly) Wittwer of
Cinncinatti, Ohio; Son "Mike" Wittwer; Daughter, Sarah (Mike) Murphy, Daughter, Becky (Mikel) Gabriell, Son Bill (Patti)
Winters, Daughter, Susan LaBel; 9 grandchildren and numerous other family members. In lieu of flowers, the family would
like to encourage donations to the Alzhiemer Association of America.
Birth: Apr 8, 1940, Manhatten, Kansas
Death: Sep 7, 2011, Aurora, Colorado



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John Wittwer Obituary: John Wittwer’s Obituary by the The Gazette.


John R Wittwer, 71, a long time resident of Colorado Springs and Woodland Park, passed away on
Wednesday September 7, 2011. He was born April 8, 1940 to Genevieve and R.A. (Mike) Wittwer in
Manhattan Ks. After serving 4 years in the Air Force John chose Colorado Springs to be home for 40
years. John worked at the El Paso county courthouse for 27 years as a probation officer before he
retired and moved to Woodland park then Strasburg Co with his wife Patricia Wittwer. He enjoyed the
outdoors and loved to travel. John is survived by his loving wife Patricia, His Brother Jim Wittwer
(Shelly) his Son Mike, his two Daughters, Sarah Murphy (Mike) and Becky Gabriell (Mikel) and five
grandchildren Andrea, Rachel, Jacob, Sophia and Logan. He will be greatly missed and always
remembered. A viewing will be held at Aspen Mortuary 6580 E 73 Ave in Commerce City 9:00-3:00 on
Tuesday September 13, and a Service will be held at the Ft Logan National Cemetery `C' 4400 W
Kenyon Ave Denver Co 80236 at 12:15 on Wednesday September 14. In lieu of flowers contributions
can be made to the Alzheimer's research.




Source:  Obituary The Gazette –  September 13, 2011

5 thoughts on “Wittwer, John Roland”

  1. Kathy,

    No, that wasn't it with Wittwer as I remember it – he talked specifically because it took him into the medical discussion about Martha at Meninger's.  Thanks re: bios.  I’ll get one to you!


            Another sunny day in the 60s here – and we did buy pea and spinach seeds.


                            ……….Janet [Krider Duncan]

  2. Janet,
    John W. [Wittwer] may have meant that he served during the Vietnam era. My husband John will frequently say this. But due to his Army swim team expertise with the butterfly, he was moved to a different unit twice when the old group was shipped first to Germany then Vietnam.




    Kathyl [Kathy Bryson Pizar]
  3. Hi all

    So glad the "Obit detective " Kathyl, [Kathy Bryson Pizar] is active.. you are so good at finding obits.

    Good to see pictures of John Wittwer. could not have picked him out as he had changed so much.

    I think maybe he and Tom Lundberg were the most memorable of the guys. ( for What????)


    I did Toms' mother's hair. When she first started with me  and  found out I was  in Tom's class she said " Sit down" I did and she said "ok Tom is a professor now( I forget of what or where)  we had a laugh and she said  I knew you would not believe it. She was a fun lady.


    Well, I can look into the future and See Kathyl, Nan, Janet and Judy at 90  still saying "I wonder what ever happened to ————I remember When They…….. "


    We are still having March weather, Janet are you and Mike ready to plant flowers?


    No Garden or flowers planted by  me but I would like some of Kathyl's radishes


    Nan are you and Davey getting spring fever too?

     bye for today…..Judy [Burnett Goodson]


    Dear Patricia


    We were so saddened to hear about John.

    Thank you so much for letting us know.


    A few of our classmates started getting together several times a year and

    often someone would ask if we had news of John.

    John was one of the guys that we all remember very fondly.

    John is gone but as you said not forgotten.


    We will  pass the news around and also the MHS class has a website.


     Nan Heintzelman Wells will post the obituary notice.


    I first met John as a shy, new sixth grader, going into a new school. I had Hopalong Cassidy zipper notebook and the kids all asked me why did I have a notebook like John Wittwer.  I was mortified… John and I became friends.  (I threw my notebook away however.)


    I am so sorry for your loss, thank you for the nice note about John's family, also.






    Judy Burnett Goodson–Classmate- 1958






  5. I know several people have asked about John at different times.  I think he was one of the ones we all remember well and fondly.

     This really got me as John  and I were sort of buddies from 6th grade.

    Judy Burnett Goodson  ….



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