Kathleen ‘Kathy’ C. Witte
LA CROSSE/POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Kathleen “Kathy” C. Witte, 96, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in La Crosse, after a quick sickness.
The daughter of the late Charles and Alice Callahan, she was born Dec. 17, 1924, in Cortland, N.Y. She graduated from Syracuse College with a bachelors diploma and instantly joined the Pharmaceutical Firm, Bristol Myers, in Syracuse, N.Y., the place she oversaw the manufacturing of penicillin, so important to the struggle effort.
On June 14, 1947, she married the love of her life, Robert A. Witte. He preceded her in loss of life in 2010.
Other than elevating a household, Kathy additionally labored in quite a lot of fields. These included analysis laboratory technician, gross sales affiliate in retail and workplace supervisor of a dental workplace. Over time she lived together with her husband and household in Syracuse and Buffalo, N.Y., Elgin, In poor health., and Poughkeepsie. Most just lately she had been a resident of La Crosse.
A talented bridge participant and devoted train fanatic, no exercise was deemed full with out a espresso and donut finisher, at Allsports in Poughkeepsie. Kathy was additionally identified to be a loving and beloved daughter, mom, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her son, Robert S. Witte and his partner, Joan of La Crosse; daughters, Melissa A. Coleman and her husband, Invoice of Grand Rapids, Minn., and Patricia S. Homan and her husband, Tom of Fremont, Ohio. She can also be survived by six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Per her needs, there can be no companies, however the household will collect at a later post-pandemic date for a celebration of life. Her ashes can be interred subsequent to her husband’s stays in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wappinger’s Falls, N.Y.
The household needs to ship heartfelt due to the employees of Gundersen Well being System and particularly the Palliative Care staff, who supplied such compassionate take care of her throughout her final hospitalization. Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Companies of La Crosse is helping the household. On-line guestbook is offered at www.schumacher-kish.com.
Revealed by La Crosse Tribune on Jan. 24, 2021.