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Glenn E. Wittenburg
Posted by: Paul Foote (ID *****1149) Date: August 23, 2010 at 14:52:00
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READLYN - Glenn E. Wittenburg, 86, of Readlyn, died Saturday, Aug. 21, at Tripoli Nursing Home.

He was born Aug. 17, 1924, in rural Klinger, son of Theodore and Bertha Seegers Wittenburg.

He attended parochial school at Immanuel Lutheran and ninth grade at Readlyn High School. He was a farm hand, worked at Rath Packing Co., helped with airport construction, ag chemical application, and road construction until he was owner and operator of The Office in Readlyn. He founded, owned and operated Wittenburg Truck Line Inc. for more than 60 years. Survived by: his wife, Helen Wittenburg; a daughter, Dianne (Jerry) Oltrogge; three sons, Dennis (Janice) Wittenburg, Rodney (special friend, Bonnie Fuller) Wittenburg and Barry (Lisa) Wittenburg, all of Readlyn; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, Jason (Mindy) Oltrogge, and their children, Audrey and Orren, Carrie (Mason) Jones, Joshua (Jessica) Wittenburg and their children, Jenna and Jace, Nathan (Jennifer) Wittenburg, Jennifer (Jeremy) Clayton and their children, Jarett and Jillian, Ryan Wittenburg, Alana, Alissa, Aarika and Austin Wittenburg; and a brother, Elmer (Marlys) Wittenburg of Readlyn.

Preceded in death by: three brothers, Delbert, Leo and Arlin Wittenburg.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church, with burial in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, both in Readlyn. Public visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Readlyn, and for an hour before services Tuesday at the church. Memorials: may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church Roof Fund.

Condolences may be left at

He enjoyed playing cards, entertaining friends and family, fishing, boating and traveling.

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