Harold Wittig

July 14, 1928January 27, 2021

Harold A. Wittig, 92 passed away on January 27, 2021 at home with family. He was born on July 14, 1928 to Luis and Gertrude Wittig. He was 1 of 12 children. Harold was the devoted husband of the late Shirley Wittig. He was a loving father of Lynn (Gene) Virzi and the late Bonnie Ackermann, and father in law of Harry.

He was a proud grandfather of Tracy (Tom) Skleba, Scott (Tracy) Virzi, Matthew (Julie) Virzi, Carrie Markee, Jeff (Rachel) Ackermann and Brian (Cristy) Ackermann and great-grandfather of 11. He was the dear brother of Mildred Burnett and Eileen Duncan.

Family was most important and together they enjoyed picnics, camping, and road trips. Bud enjoyed nature and tinkering around the house.

Arrangements entrusted to Querhammer & Flagg, for info call (815) 459-1760. Memorial contributions in honor of Harold may be sent to: Journey Care Hospice, 405 N Lake Zurich Rd, Barrington, IL 60010


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Jackie Loehner

February 8, 2021

Dear Lynn, Gene and family,

My memory of Bud was when I would stop by for a cup of coffee with Gene and Lynn,
On a few occasions Bud would be there
Sitting out on the back patio usually loving
The dogs or just enjoying the company.
I am grateful to have met him and had some nice conversations with him.
A truly kind man.


February 3, 2021

Every year we would have a party called chili fest and bonfire. We would have 5 or 6 kinds of chili, some real hot and some mild and everything in between. we'd eat chili and when it got dark we would have a big bon fire. Bud loved it we have a lot of memories . we will certainly miss Bud.


February 3, 2021

I am the lucky one to have had a lifetime with my dad! So many great times and memories. Parties, trips, camping and all the things that seemed so ordinary, have now become precious memories. So everyone, hold tight to your loved ones, enjoying every moment of this life!

Lynn Virzi

February 3, 2021

A very proud veteran! 'Bud' was in the 88th infantry division in the occupation forces in Italy from October 1946 through October 1947. In 1950 he was called back into service. He was in the7th infantry division in Korea . He was in the machine gun platoon and was a rifleman. He served 9 months in Korea. He received the following medals: WWII Victory, WWII Army Occupation, Army Good Conduct, National Defense Service, Korean Service, ROK Korean War Service, UN Korean Service, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Army Combat Infantry, and Bronze Star.

Brian Ackermann

January 31, 2021

Grandpa Bud will surely be missed. He had such a wonderful, positive attitude toward life and was a fun-loving family member. I am glad he got to meet with all of his great grandchildren. We love you Gramps!!

Christie Ackermann

January 30, 2021

We will miss you Grandpa Bud! Thank you for living a life of example.

“You can teach better with your example than by your words”

Tracy Skleba

January 28, 2021

He was the best grandfather and great-grandfather ever. I will miss him so very much. May he eternally Rest In Peace happily dancing with grandma in heaven.