Walter “Pete” William Witkowski, 76, of Mt. Morris, died Thursday, July 6, 2017, at McLaren Regional Medical Center. A Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday, July 10, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mt. Morris. The Rev. Roy Horning officiated with cremation to follow. The family received friends Sunday, July 9, at Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services in Mt. Morris. Pete lied in state at the church Monday until the time of Mass. Military honors were presented Sunday evening at the funeral home with a rosary.
Pete was born September 11, 1940, in Petersville “Rogers City,” to the late Frank and Josephine (Hincka) Witkowski. He and Sally were united in marriage September 18, 1965. Pete retired from General Motors Corp. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1960. In his free time, Pete enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to the casino, and playing poker and cards with many friends. He will be greatly missed by many.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sally Witkowski; two sons, Brian (Nichole) Witkowski and Darin (Kristine) Witkowski; 14 grandchildren, Bryanna Witkowski, Brendan Witkowski, Zachary Witkowski, Chaise Witkowski, Gabriel Witkowski, Alexandar Witkowski, Genevieve Witkowski, Lucas Witkowski, Maria Witkowski, Grace Witkowski, Jake Bednarski, Josh Bednarski, Jason Bednarski and John Bednarski; two brothers and two sisters, Eleanor Kiesel, Richard Witkowski, Janet (Phil) Whitehouse and Louis Witkowski; special family, Tim (Melanie) Bednarski and Becky Bednarski; several nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Georgina; brothers and sisters, Dorothy LaLone, Agnes Savage, Frank Witkowski Jr., Edward Witkowski and Estelle Plume.
Friends may share a memory with the family at the funeral home, church or online at www.martinfuneralhome.com