OBITUARY

Dana Witte Whitaker

January 7, 1970May 10, 2019
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After a courageous five year battle, Dana Lynn Witte, 49, went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2019. Dana was born January 7, 1970 to Carol Jean Anderson and James F. Witte.

Dana went to Victoria High School and attended Fashion Merchandising School in Dallas with degrees in Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising. She often modeled at The Market in Dallas.

She worked in the family business, Leo’s Restaurant, as manager and bookkeeper and at Peak Oilfield Services in Human Resources.

Her passion was animal rescue, offshore fishing, hunting, and helping others. She put a lot of her energy into rescuing animals, most of which never left her home. Her greatest hunting expedition took her to Africa. Dana never met a stranger, and was always doing selfless acts of kindness to others. She often helped organize benefits for others sick with cancer, even when she was sick herself.

She is survived by her husband Myke Whitaker; Sons, Blaine and Keaton Crabb, Sister Debbie Esterak Pilsner, Grandmother, Betty Jean Leatherwood; Aunts Darla Thomas (Randy), and Sandy Leatherwood, cousins Sean Fanelli (Kelly), Sara Harding (Randy) and Kevin Leatherwood (Alyson).

She was preceded in death by her father, James F. Witte; Mother, Carol Jean Anderson; Grandfather, Arthur Leatherwood and Uncle, David Leatherwood.

Pallbearers are Ann Fletcher, Delma Beckner, Kim Ellis, Tina Lowe, Beth Hough, Lori Hotz, Kim Buesing and Rachel Stasney.

Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Lowe, Phil Beckner, and Abel Alvarez.

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 5-7 pm at Rosewood Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services will be Friday, May 17, 2019 at 1 pm at First United Methodist Church located at 407 N. Bridge St, Victoria. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens.

Memorial Donations may be made to Broken Arrow German Shepherd Rescue at PO Box 381, Christoval, Texas, 76935, or Hospice of South Texas Inpatient Center at 1005 Mallette Dr., Victoria, TX 77904.

A special Thank You to all of the ladies at Hospice of South Texas.

Share condolences at www.rosewoodfunerachapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Myke Whitaker, Husband
  • James F. Witte, Father
  • Carol Jean Anderson, Mother
  • Blaine Crabb, Son
  • Keaton Crabb, Son
  • Betty Jean Leatherwood, Grandmother
  • Arthur Leatherwood, Grandfather
  • Debbie Esterak Pilsner, Sister
  • Darla Thomas (Randy), Aunt
  • Sandy Leatherwood, Aunt
  • Sean Fanelli (Kelly), Cousin
  • Sara Harding (Randy), Cousin
  • Kevin Leatherwood (Alyson), Cousin
  • David Leatherwood, Uncle
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ann Fletcher
  • Delma Beckner
  • Kim Ellis
  • Tina Lowe
  • Beth Hough
  • Lori Hotz
  • Kim Buesing
  • Rachel Stasny
  • Tommy Lowe, Honorary
  • Phil Beckner, Honorary
  • Abel Alvarez, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Broken Arrow German Shepherd Rescue
  • Hospice of South Texas Center of Compassion

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 17, 2019

Memories

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B.J. Middleton

May 17, 2019

Dear Family,

You have our deepest sympathies and sincerest prayers. Dana was such wonderful and beautiful young woman to her family and friends.

We will all miss her and her big, beautiful smile dearly!

God bless you all.

Gary and B.J. Middleton

ALICE CHARBULA

May 16, 2019

RIP Dana my heart and prayers are with you

Laura Raper

May 16, 2019

I remember when I first met Dana.it was back in 2004 when my husband got his first Harley. We would ride together with a bunch of us going to different places. The first time I ever met her she had that great big smile on her face. She always had a very positive attitude. that smile never left her the last time I saw her she had that great big smile on her face it was only a couple of months ago. You are a shining star and now you'll still be a shining star only not physical but in spirit. Heaven has a great Angel up there and I know you'll do wonders for everybody you always have and you always will. You'll forever have a place in my heart.

Patty Mehrtens

May 15, 2019

I first met Dana in the 80’s. I was working at High-Brehm Hats and her and family were some of my favorite customers / friends to get to help! The summer of 2009, we were able to reconnect and had some really great times together! I seen her often at the doctor’s office, as her and my mother were being treated by the same doctor. I always enjoyed our visits and catching up! I will miss her hugs, smile and laughter! Dana was such a wonderful caring person. RIP my friend.

Krystle Stasny Shelton

May 15, 2019

Myke, Blaine & Keaton,
It’s hard to believe you are dealing with this. Dana was so incredibly special to so many people. She brought so much joy and laughter to many. She loved you boys with everything she had. Continued prayers for all of you.

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Biography

After a courageous five year battle, Dana Lynn Witte, 49, went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2019. Dana was born January 7, 1970 to Carol Jean Anderson and James F. Witte.

Dana went to Victoria High School and attended Fashion Merchandising School in Dallas with degrees in Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising. She often modeled at The Market in Dallas.

She worked in the family business, Leo’s Restaurant, as manager and bookkeeper and at Peak Oilfield Services in Human Resources.

Her passion was animal rescue, offshore fishing, hunting, and helping others. She put a lot of her energy into rescuing animals, most of which never left her home. Her greatest hunting expedition took her to Africa. Dana never met a stranger, and was always doing selfless acts of kindness to others. She often helped organize benefits for others sick with cancer, even when she was sick herself.

She is survived by her husband Myke Whitaker; Sons, Blaine and Keaton Crabb, Sister Debbie Esterak Pilsner, Grandmother, Betty Jean Leatherwood; Aunts Darla Thomas (Randy), and Sandy Leatherwood, cousins Sean Fanelli (Kelly), Sara Harding (Randy) and Kevin Leatherwood (Alyson).

She was preceded in death by her father, James F. Witte; Mother, Carol Jean Anderson; Grandfather, Arthur Leatherwood and Uncle, David Leatherwood.

Pallbearers are Ann Fletcher, Delma Beckner, Kim Ellis, Tina Lowe, Beth Hough, Lori Hotz, Kim Buesing and Rachel Stasney.

Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Lowe, Phil Beckner, and Abel Alvarez.

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 5-7 pm at Rosewood Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services will be Friday, May 17, 2019 at 1 PM at First United Methodist Church located at 407 N. Bridge St, Victoria. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens.

Memorial Donations may be made to Broken Arrow German Shepherd Rescue at PO Box 381, Christoval, Texas 76935 or Hospice of South Texas Inpatient Center at 1005 Mallette Dr., Victoria, TX 77904.

A special Thank You to all of the ladies at Hospice of South Texas.

Share condolences at www.rosewoodfunerachapel.com.