Jon Michael Witmer
October 1, 1943 -- February 11, 2018
Jon Michael Witmer, 74, of Middlebury, died at 7:40 pm on Sunday,
February 11, at his residence as a result of cancer. He was born on
October 1, 1943 in Elkhart County, to Ellis and Verda (Tyson) Witmer.
On July 5, 1981 in Elkhart County he married Carol Brown; she
survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are two daughters, Tina
Marie Cooper-Viruez of Goshen, Teresa Ann Cooper-Grissom of
Kalamazoo, MI; four granddaughters, Brittany, Jessica, Melissa and
Gabrielle. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers,
Charles and Merlin Witmer. Jon was a proud member of the American
Legion Post 210 and two gun clubs, Elkhart Rifle and Pistol Club and
the Edwardsburg Rifle and Pistol Club having served on the board
for both for many years. He was proud of his service in the U.S. Army
where he served as Procurement Officer and an assistant Army
Chaplain. He was a longtime resident of Middlebury where he worked
for Clarence Varns at Varns and Hoover Hardware for many years. He
was a tool and Die Maker for most of his life and also a purchasing
agent for Coachman Industries. He loved spending time with family
and talking to people and joking around. He was a member of St.
Mary's Catholic Church in Bristol. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00
and 6:00 - 8:00 pm Wednesday, February 14, and for one hour prior
to the 10:30 am funeral service on Thursday, February 15, all at
Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury.
Services will be conducted by Father Robert Van Kempen and Pastor
Randy Schroeder with military honors by the American Legion Post
210. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials
may be given to Fire Fly or Great Lakes Hospice.
~ ~ ~ Online Condolences ~ ~ ~
Carol and family, Our sympathy to you at this difficult time.
From: Whitney and Miriam Everest
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My deepest sympathy. Jon was a fellow board member at ERPC and
always willing to help.
From: Steve Lesher