Allen Witzman

Allen Witzman

Allen Witzman, 69, of Olmsted, died at 3:41 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2020, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born on Dec. 25, 1950, in Cairo.

Mr. Witzman was a member of Boilermakers Union No. 60 in Morton. He had retired from Unimin Specialty Minerals.  

He was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Olmsted.  

He was an avid outdoorsman and was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation.  

He loved spending time with his family. He was a huge St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. He loved music and he played in the Shawnee Community Band. He enjoyed western movies.

Mr. Witzman is survived by two sons, Jerry (Jance) Witzman and Jason (Stephenie) Witzman of Murphysboro; five grandchildren, Jonathan, Jace, Samuel, Tabitha and Georgia Witzman, all of Murphysboro; one brother,  Charlie (Valerie) Witzman of Lostant, Ill.; two sisters, Lisa (Kevin) Ulrich of Grand Chain and  Kim Triplett of Paducah; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Witzman was preceded in death by his parents, Warner and Dessie Jackson Witzman.

Due to recent health concerns and directives from Gov. JB Pritzker, all services will be private.

Private family services honoring the life of Mr. Allen Witzman were at 1 p.m. Friday, June 5, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Olmsted. Pastor Paul Donner officiated. Interment followed in Concord Cemetery in Olmsted.

Pallbearers were Josh Witzman, Brad Ulrich, Justin Triplett, Brian Ulrich, Jon Witzman, Adam Joyner and Marty Jacobs.  

Honorary pallbearers were Mike Triplett, Zachary Hannan, Xavier Hannan, Leon Dunaway, Bruce Ulrich, Samuel Witzman, Jonathan Witzman and Jace Witzman.

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Memorials can be made to the family to help with expenses.

Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak was in charge of arrangements.

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