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Obituary for Paul Witt

Paul Witt, age 76 of Northfield, passed away with his wife and son by his side on Wednesday afternoon, November 15, 2017, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Paul Albert Witt was born December 27, 1940, in Hankinson, North Dakota, to Frank and Frances (Ehlers) Witt. He graduated from Hankinson High School in 1959 and moved to Northfield shortly after. Paul worked for several years at the Mobil gas station on Division and 6th Street. On July 27, 1963, Paul married Darlene Marie Christopherson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Northfield. After marriage they made their home in Northfield and Paul worked […]

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Paul Witt, age 76 of Northfield, passed away with his wife and son by his side on Wednesday afternoon, November 15, 2017, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Paul Albert Witt was born December 27, 1940, in Hankinson, North Dakota, to Frank and Frances (Ehlers) Witt. He graduated from Hankinson High School in 1959 and moved to Northfield shortly after. Paul worked for several years at the Mobil gas station on Division and 6th Street. On July 27, 1963, Paul married Darlene Marie Christopherson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Northfield. After marriage they made their home in Northfield and Paul worked for a short time as an electrician before going to work for the City of Northfield in 1972. He was a mechanic with the street department until retiring in 2002.

Paul was an active member of the Owatonna Gun Club. He enjoyed trap shooting and blue grass music. For many years Paul owned a small engine repair shop and he greatly enjoyed visiting with his customers. He was a loving and caring husband, father and brother, and he will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years Darlene, his son Joseph of Northfield, 2 brothers Marvin (Carol) of Northfield, Alvin (Lynn) of Faribault; 2 sisters Marjorie Hoeft of Red Wing, JoAnn (Peter) Twilliger of St. Paul; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother Roger and his parents.

Services will be 11:00AM, Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Northfield. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral.

Arrangements are with the Bierman Funeral Home. www.biermanfuneralhome.com

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Funeral

11:00 AM - November 21, 2017


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Trinity Lutheran Church in Northfield
803 Winona St Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

4 Comments

  1. Martha & Michael Swedin

    We are just heart-broken over here on Woodley Street. My Mike and I are so, so sorry for your loss, Darlene and Joe. He’s been such a good friend to us; especially to Mike nearly his whole life. We will miss him dearly. Please call on us for whatever you need.

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  2. Wendy Appelgren

    Bobby and I are so Sorry to hear of your loss. I have been thinks no of you for a couple days and will continue. Please know that Bobby feels the same and if you need anything you know where to find me.

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  3. Bill Olsen

    Darlene and Joe,
    So sorry to hear about Paul. Sue and I have such fond memories of all the help Paul gave us and food from his garden.

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  4. Tonja Clay

    A few years ago I ran out of gas and coasted right into Paul’s driveway. He was an angel sent from God. He had gas at his place and when I said I’d be right back with a full gas can he said “No, just pay it forward”. We chatted for at least 10 minutes. It would have been longer but I had to pick up one of my kids from practice. I could tell he loved people and I have been so grateful for him since that evening. I’m so sorry for your loss! I wish I had been able to get to know him better.

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