James "Jim" Witt

  • Born: November 23, 1940
  • Died: August 15, 2016
  • Location: Deerfield, Michigan

Anderson Funeral Home

3050 W Beecher Rd
Adrian, MI 49221

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Tel. (517) 265-3312

Tribute & Message From The Family


James "Jim" L. Witt, age 75 of Deerfield died Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Lenawee Hospice Home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on November 23, 1940 in Deerfield, MI to William and Ardis (Fitch) Witt. On May 14, 1966 he married Sandy Iott and she survives. Jim was a 1958 graduate of Deerfield High School. Immediately following his high school graduation he worked at Revco and soon after was drafted into the U.S. Army where he was stationed at West Point for 2 years. After his departure from the Army, he went to work for Ann Arbor Ceiling and Partition with the Carpenter's Union Local 512 and eventually moved up to the sales manager. Jim was known around work as "the Legend" by friends and co-workers for a total of 38 years before retiring. Jim had many hobbies, wood working, playing cards, golfing and loved working in his garden. He was an avid bowler in past years, participating on the men's and couples league at the Deerfield bowling alley. He spent 33 years making family memories at their cottage "Snotts Landing" on Marr Lake. After retirement he and Sandy wintered in New Smyrna Beach, FL. and enjoyed traveling. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Jim was a member of the Deerfield American Legion Post 392 for more than 50 years where he was a past Commander and Service Officer.

In addition to his wife, Sandy, he is survived by two daughters, Jennifer (Roger) Blake of Berkley, MI and Megan (Mike) Karpinski of Blissfield; Honorary "lake daughter" Amy (Mark) Madalinski and their children, Ryan and Abby of Blissfield; a brother, John (Joan) Witt of Deerfield; two sisters, Patricia Wright of Petersburg, Gaynell Sharrock of Deerfield; four grandchildren, Zoe and Evan Blake and Brayden and Chase Karpinski and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents, a nephew Billy Witt and two brothers-in-law, Victor Wright and Harley Sharrock.

The funeral liturgy for Jim will be read on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Light of Christ Parish, St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Deerfield with Fr. Jeff Poll as celebrant. Full military rites will be conducted by the Deerfield American Legion Post 392 at the church following the mass. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 19, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Anderson Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield with a Vigil at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Saturday from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to mass.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee, the Deerfield American Legion Post 392 or the Deerfield Firefighters Association. Envelopes are available at Anderson Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

It is with a very heavy heart that I just found out about Jim's passing. We worked together for many years and he always had that beautiful smile on his face. Such a nice guy who I always looked up to. Prayers being said for his family.

Posted by Margie Smith - Belleville, MI   November 09, 2016

Sandy & family you are in our thoughts & prayers at this time. Good cousin.
Sharon Larsen, cousin, La Habra, Calif

Posted by Sharon Larsen - La Habra, CA - Family   August 19, 2016

Sandy God's blessings to you and your family thru this difficult time. Prayers for comfort and peace

Posted by Barb & Frank Spiess - Houghtonn Lake, MI - Friend   August 18, 2016

Sandy and family, so sorry to hear of Jim's passing, he was such a good guy, prayers for all of you.

Posted by Janet Gilson - Deerfield, MI - Neighbor   August 17, 2016

So sorry to here of Jim's Passing. Worked with him for many years and always found him to be a exceptional, kind and thoughtful person. Our prayers are with you.

Posted by Bob & Jean Walrich - South Lyon, MI   August 17, 2016

I offer my prayers and nothing but fond memories of Jim. May the love of family and friends comfort you at this time. My most heartfelt condolences.

Posted by Mike Jankowski - Phoenix, AZ - Friend   August 17, 2016

We are sorry to learn of Jim's passing. The whole family is in our thoughts.
Lawrence and Charlene Church

Posted by A friend   August 17, 2016

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We Are Thinking Of You And Your Family ....You Will Always Be In Our Hearts. God Bless.. Peace, Doug And Cheryl Duval

Posted by Cheryl Duval - Deerfield, MI - Friend   August 17, 2016

Thinking of you Sandy and family. So sorry to hear about Jim. He will be hanging with Keith and Jan reliving all of your good memories.

Posted by Jane Gainsley - Santa Rosa, CA - Friend   August 17, 2016

Our hearts go out to you and the rest of the family. It was always a joy to be able to visit with you and Jim. Prayers and love are over you.

Posted by Judy DeLoria - Adrian, MI - Friend   August 16, 2016

Dear Sandy and Family. I am so terribly saddened to hear of Jim's passing. Great guy!! Manny, Skeeter, Jan and many others will welcome him to join them in a better place. God Bless you all

Posted by Linda Carriere - Ft. Myers, FL - Family Friend   August 16, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for Jims family.

Posted by Louise (Kohut) Shuffield - Tampa, FL - Classmate   August 16, 2016

Sincere Sympathy to All of you. Jim and his big smile will be missed by many. Such a nice Guy. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Norm & Cheryl

Posted by Cheryl Diver - Deerfield, MI - Friend   August 16, 2016

Our hearts are breaking for your family. Many prayers offers on your behalf throughout this time. Much love from the Goedker family~

Posted by Steve, Denise & Johnny Goedker - Berkley, MI - Friend   August 16, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Will be thinking of you and praying for you. So thankful he is at peace with no more pain and suffering. Love you, Kay and Phil Sanford

Posted by Kay Sanford - Perrysburg, OH - Friend   August 16, 2016

Ed and I are very sorry for your loss. We looked forward to meeting for dinner every winter. Let's not forget our night of "Meat Bingo"! I finally threw that pork loin out of the freezer last year! Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and forever in our hearts.

Posted by Ed and Kathy Monaghan - Palm Coast, FL - Friend   August 16, 2016

"REMEMBER ME BUDDY" was a greeting from our high school days that was in my thoughts for 58 years. It came from a football game. I've never forgotton or will forget our high school friendship.
R.I.P. DEAR FRIEND

Posted by Bob Light    August 16, 2016

So very sorry for your loss. Jim was a great guy. Many good times throughout the years. Loved his "garage saleing" with Skeeter Love to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Dee Pieh - Deerfield, MI - Friend   August 15, 2016

A man that was an honor to know and be his friend Also a man that will be grately missed May god just watch over him and his family many prayers Sandy and Darlene Petee

Posted by Sandy Darlene Petee - Portsmouth, NH - Family Friend   August 15, 2016


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