THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Nicholas S. Witt
Issue Date: July 30, 2019
"God. Family. Green Bay Packers. In that order." -Vince Lombardi.
Nicholas Scott Witt, of Crivitz, passed peacefully into eternal life on Friday, July 19th, 2019 after a courageous battle with Glioblastoma cancer.
Born to June & Ernie Witt on a snowy Christmas night in 1958, Nick lived 60 years of life to the fullest, with the last 40 years having the love-of-his-life Sally (Schwartz) Witt by his side. They had three beautiful children: Rebecca & Jason Zillges, Kari & Mark Kosir and Garett and Jessica (Niebuhr) Witt. He was the best Papa in the world to his 6 grandchildren: Millicent Kosir (9), Hadley Zillges (9), Grayson Kosir (7), Lambeau Zillges (7), Maria Kosir (4) and Spring Witt (1).
Nick, along with his wife and children, proudly own and operate his family's 104 year old business, Witt's Piggly Wiggly/Ace Hardware in Crivitz. As an avid Packers fan, friends knew exactly where to find him before every home Packers game, tailgating with the Witt's.
Nick loved making a positive impact in the community and the kids within it. The Crivitz community was always in his heart. Nick had a big passion for history and spent his free time traveling, camping, backpacking and golfing with his buddies. He was an award-winning Ski Cat Pickup Boat driver, who enjoyed teaching the new guy how to assist him on the job.
Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with family, adored every moment with his grandchildren and had a love for life that was contagious to all he encountered.
Nick is survived by his mother, June Witt and siblings: John (Loretta) Witt, Jill (Robert) Runke, Christine (Dale) Hanson and James Witt; Sisters-in-law: Debra Runke, Susan (Dan) VanDeValle, and Michelle (Bill) Propson; Brothers-in-law: Bob Schwartz, Dave (Jan) Schwartz, and Michael (AnnMarie) Schwartz; nieces, nephews, along with several other relatives and countless friends.
"Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority." -Vince Lombardi. Nick did just that.
Nick was preceded in death by his father Ernest Witt, parents-in-law, Donald & Donna (Behnke) Schwartz, niece, Amanda Runke and great-nephew, Derek Benton.
A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Crivitz on Friday, July 26. Friends are encouraged to wear their favorite Packers attire. Visitation will begin at 1PM with a 4PM mass and fellowship to follow in the Church Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Nick can be made to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation (www.lombardifoundation.org). The family would like to thank the amazing staff of Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation, Aurora St. Lukes Hospital Medical Center, UW Health University Hospital and Unity Hospice Residence who provided kind and compassionate care to Nick and his family. Visit rhodescharapta.com to express online condolences and view video tribute.