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Cornelius "Conn" Witt

Obituary for Cornelius "Conn" Witt

July 3, 1933 - December 14, 2017
Holland, Michigan | Age 84


Cornelius "Conn" Witt, age 84, of Holland, entered into his heavenly home on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Conn grew up in the Holland area, and served in the Army during the Korean War. After graduating from Calvin College, he moved to Ripon, CA. He taught English at Ripon Christian High School, Chicago Christian High and Manteca Unified. Conn returned to Holland in 2013. He enjoyed singing and was part of the Golden Valley Barbershop Chorus for 15 years while in California.

Conn is survived by his wife of 62 years, Geraldine Witt; children: Shelley (Doug) Terpstra, Kimberly (Jeremy) Meyer, and daughter-in-law Armitta Witt; grandchildren: Jared (Abby) Terpstra, Jennifer (Matthew) Velderman, Jacob Meyer, Menamo Meyer, Xavier Meyer, Andrew (Shawna) Conley, Elizabeth Witt, and Alex Witt; as well as two great-grandchildren; sisters: Saramae (Gordon) Vander Ark and Jeanne (Ed) Ausema; sisters-in-law: Shirley Witt and Tilly Witt.

Conn was preceded in death by his son, Dave Witt; brothers: John Witt and David Witt.

A memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017 at Freedom Village, 145 Columbia Ave. Holland, MI 49423. Pastor Dan Walcott and Rev. Bill Brownson will officiate. Memorial contributions are to Stockton Gospel Rescue Mission of Ripon, CA or to Mission India. The family is being served by the Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Mission India
    P.O. Box 141312
    Grand Rapids, MI 49514-1312

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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