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Obituary for Caroline Jean Witt

Caroline (Carol) Witt, age 81, of Northfield, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Three Links Care Center with family at her side. Caroline was born May 18, 1937, the first daughter born to Henry and Editha (Willard) Smith in McCauleyville, Minnesota. She attended St Mary’s Catholic School through the 8th grade, followed by Breckenridge High School. Caroline was married to Marvin Witt on July 24, 1954, at St Mary’s Catholic parish house. Theirs was a love for the ages. In the years following, the couple welcomed four children– Leanne, Michael, Mark, and Lori. Early in their life […]

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Caroline (Carol) Witt, age 81, of Northfield, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Three Links Care Center with family at her side.

Caroline was born May 18, 1937, the first daughter born to Henry and Editha (Willard) Smith in McCauleyville, Minnesota. She attended St Mary’s Catholic School through the 8th grade, followed by Breckenridge High School. Caroline was married to Marvin Witt on July 24, 1954, at St Mary’s Catholic parish house. Theirs was a love for the ages. In the years following, the couple welcomed four children– Leanne, Michael, Mark, and Lori.

Early in their life together, Marvin worked road construction and the family traveled with him throughout the Dakotas. Eventually, the young family settled in Hankinson, North Dakota near family. In 1959, the family settled in Northfield. Caroline worked for Red Owl Super Valu Grocery for a time and later as a para-professional for Greenvale Elementary. The couple later established, owned and operated Marv’s 7th Street Standard Station where Caroline worked as the bookkeeper.

Caroline enjoyed cooking, quilting, and sewing. She and Marvin enjoyed dancing together and often took to the dance floor at weddings and other social events. She loved listening to music especially country music. One of her favorite memories was meeting and being photographed with Johnny Cash. Caroline enjoyed shopping for stylish clothing and doted on her grandchildren. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Caroline is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Marvin, of Northfield and her children Leanne (Jeff) Stremcha of Duluth, Mike (Darlene) of Northfield, Mark (Mary) of Northfield and Lori Witt Macrae also of Northfield. She was blessed with nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren all of whom she adored. She is also survived by a sister, Joyce Baumann, of Fargo, ND and two brothers Harold (Karen) of Casa Grande, AZ and James of Arizona City, AZ. She was preceded in death by both parents, a grandson, Shea Stremcha and a granddaughter, Julie Stremcha. She is also preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Smith and a sister, Rosella Oslie.

All are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial held at the Church of St. Dominic on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, beginning at 11 AM. Visitation will be at Bierman Funeral Home on Monday, March 11, 2019, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Visitation also at the St. Dominic’s Chapel, one hour before the service at the church. Following a lunch at the church, burial will be at Castle Rock Valley Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Three Links Care Center in memory of Caroline.  Arrangements by Bierman Funeral Home and Crematory. biermanfuneralhome.com.

 

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Funeral

11:00 AM - March 12, 2019


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Church of St. Dominic - Northfield
104 Linden St N Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Visitation

4:00 PM - March 11, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Bierman Funeral Home
1316 Division St S Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

4 Comments

  1. Michael Leming

    Dear Witt family. I am in Thailand now. But I want to give my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. May your best memories of her console you at this time.

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  2. Jill Boettcher Bruckart

    Dear Leanne and family, So sad to hear of Mama Witt’s death. I have such wonderful memories of her smile and laugh and welcoming spirit –and she was a stern’captain” of her ship when she needed to be! Love to all. Jill

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  3. Steve & Barb

    We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family

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  4. Scott Christie

    Mooch, Mike, Leanne Lori, and Marvin,

    I am saddened to hear of your mom, Carol’s, passing. She was a very special lady. My memories of her (and you all) go all the way back to our days of living across the street from each in “Hungry Hollow”. Your mom was always a warm and caring lady from our family dinners together to always having a smile and kind word when I worked with you at Marv’s Seventh Street Standard. I t has been many years since I last saw your mom but I have good memories of her laugh, her smile and how she cared so much about all of you. Treasure your memories of this wonderful lady.

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