IMPERIAL -- Arthur Herman Wittwer, 85, died Friday (Feb. 2, 2007) at the Imperial Manor.
He was born to Edward and Anna Wittwer on Sept. 20,1921, in McCook. He was baptized Oct. 17, 1921, and confirmed into the Lutheran faith on Oct. 24, 1937. He attended school in rural Hayes County and Hayes Center graduating from Hayes County High School in 1940.
On Aug. 15, 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Amy and was assigned as a radio and telephone repairman. On Dec. 25, 1942, he was united in marriage to Ruth Wilsonin Las Vegas, Nev.
Shortly after their wedding he shipped out overseas where he served 30 months. His tour during World War 11 included action in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 29,1945.
After returning from the armed service he began farming in northern Hayes County. In the 1960s he began a construction business with heavy equipment. He continued this business along with farming until his retirement in 1982.
He was a life long member of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial.
He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth of 61 years; his parents; an infant brother; a sister; four brothers-in-law; two nephews; and one niece.
Survivors include three children, Marcia Fowler and husband, Duane of Imperial; Susan Oman and husband, Craig of Callaway and Clark Wittwer and wife, Judi of Lincoln, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, 10 a.m., (MT) at the Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial, with the Rev. David Kahle officiating. Interment followed at the Hayes Center Cemetery.
A memorial has been established in the American Legion Post No. 287 of Hayes Center and the American Alzheimer's Association.
Liewer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.