Walter E. Witt, age 93, of Lincoln, formerly of Hastings, died December 3, 2014. He was born December 2, 1921 in Hastings to Carl F. “Fred” and Frances C. (Harlow) Witt. Walter graduated from Hastings High School, Hastings College and the University of Nebraska Lincoln. As a young man Walter earned his Eagle Scout Award through the Boy Scouts of America. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the 40th Combat Engineers Regiment. Walter was employed as a civil engineer with the Nebraska Department of Roads for more than 50 years. He was honored as a lifetime elder with Capitol City Christian Church. Walter also served as past secretary of the Capital City Kiwanis and past Chaplin and Commander of the 40th combat engineer reunions.
Survivors include his wife Geraldine “Gerry” Witt of Lincoln; Daughters, Kristin Witt of St. Louis, Missouri; Julie (David) Kohrell of Lincoln. Grandchildren, Rachael, Joshua and Annaliese Kohrell. Step children, Ben Jr. (Cheryl) Shaw of Richmond, Virginia; Derald Shaw of Parker, Colorado and Diane (Ken) Gleaves of Willmar, Minnesota. 11 Step grandchildren; 3 Step great grandchildren. Preceded in death by Parents, 10 siblings, his first wife, Marilyn, and step son, Dennis Shaw.
Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Capitol City Christian Church, 7800 Holdrege St. Lincoln.
Visitation will be at Wyuka Funeral Home on Monday, December 8, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 P.M.
Interment with military honors will be at 2:30 P.M. on Tuesday, December 9th at Wyuka Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the Vine St. entrance prior to 2:30 P.M.
Memorials may be left for Capitol City Christian Church, Capital City Kiwanis, Hastings College or Boy Scouts of America.