OBITUARY

Hilda Richter Witt

April 24, 1923April 2, 2018
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Hilda Richter Witt, 94, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 2, 2018. A celebration of life service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 7, 2018, Zion Lutheran Church in McGregor. Interment to follow in McGregor Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2018, Cole Funeral Home in McGregor.

Mrs. Witt was born April 24, 1923 to Hulda (Dutschmann) and Rudolph Richter in Kingsville, Texas. She was baptized May 13, 1923 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Kingsville, Texas and confirmed March 21, 1937 at St. Paul Lutheran, The Grove, Texas. Hilda married the love of her life, Harry Witt, on September 1, 1946 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Walburg, Texas and they celebrated 70 years together. Hilda was a longtime resident of McGregor and a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She taught Sunday school and was a member of the Church Women’s Circle for many years. She worked beside her husband, Harry, in the service station business, as a bookkeeper, for forty years. Mrs. Witt enjoyed gardening and she had a green thumb and a love for flowers. She also enjoyed quilting, playing dominos, playing Skip-Bo, and listening to Lawrence Welk music. Hilda and Harry were active in the Texas Farm Bureau, Sons of Herman, and Meals on Wheels. Hilda was foremost a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and homemaker who dearly loved her family.

Mrs. Witt was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; her father, Rudolph Richter; mother, Hulda Richter; brothers, Henry and Leonard Richter; and sister, Eileen Patschke.

Hilda leaves behind to cherish her memories, daughter, Geraldine Palmer and husband, Ed, of Jackson, Tennessee; son, Larry Witt of McGregor; grandchildren, Kathryn Pittman and husband, Michael, Trey Palmer and wife, Tanya; great-grandchildren, Samuel Pittman, Thomas Palmer, Jacob Palmer, Daniel Palmer, and Kaitlyn Kelly; brothers, Edmund and Walter Richter; sister Lillie Phillips; and a large number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be sent to Zion Lutheran Church, 503 South Tyler, McGregor, Texas 76657 or Providence Hospice of Waco.

  • FAMILY

  • Mrs. Witt was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; her father, Rudolph Richter; mother, Hulda Richter; brothers, Henry and Leonard Richter; and sister, Eileen Patschke.

    Hilda leaves behind to cherish her memories, daughter, Geraldine Palmer and husband, Ed, of Jackson, Tennessee; son, Larry Witt of McGregor; grandchildren, Kathryn Pittman and husband, Michael, Trey Palmer and wife, Tanya; great-grandchildren, Samuel Pittman, Thomas Palmer, Jacob Palmer, Daniel Palmer, and Kaitlyn Kelly; brothers, Edmund and Walter Richter; sister Lillie Phillips; and a large number of nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dwight Richter
  • Steve Richter
  • Horace Phillips
  • Trey Palmer
  • Michael Pittman
  • Mike Witt

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

Hilda Richter Witt

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Ronny Bredemeyer

April 7, 2018

To Larry, and the rest of Mrs. Witt's Family and many friends. The late Harry and Mrs. Witt owned/operated the Gulf Service Station at 7th and Main Street in McGregor for many years, and had a very loyal group of people/customers that traded with them !! I moved to McGregor in 1969, and got to know both of them!! According to the pictures that I saw when Harry passed away, I think they opened the Service Station about 1959-60!! And then both of them contributed many, many things to the people living in McGregor!! It is always hard to give up these people when they pass away!! And I have lost most of my friends that lived in McGregor in the last 20 plus years. So, I really hate to give up Mrs. Witt!! But GOD called her home, so I'm not supposed to ask why, because HE knows what's best!! Again, May GOD be with 'each' of you at this time!! Please remember all of the good/fun times that you had with Mrs. Witt!! I have truly been blessed by having Harry, and Mrs. Witt in my life!! GOD bless 'each' of you. Ronny Bredemeyer (formerly of McGregor(1969-1989).

Jane and Ric Saeger

April 6, 2018

Dear Gerry , Ed, Larry and Family,
We're praying for you during this time of loss. Thank goodness for those precious memories that you have of your mom.

With lots of love and prayers,
Jane and Ric

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