Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
March 7, 2014 11:17 am EST


WAVERLY — Helene Witzmann, 89, of Waverly, passed away March 5, 2014. She was born Jan. 11, 1925, in Schmölz, Germany, to the late Hans Murmann and Rosa (Scheler) Müller.

Helene was a loving wife of 54 years to the late Guenter Witzmann. She was also a homemaker; mother to Bernhard (Pamela) Witzmann, Helga (James) Long, Frank (Angie) Witzmann; and grandmother to six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Throughout the years Helene was employed by The C.E. White Company in New Washington, Ohio, by Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio, worked as an Administrative Assistant for Grolier Books in Danbury, Conn., and at the Kenyon University book store in Gambier.

Helene was preceded in death by her sisters, Gertrud Murmann and Elisabeth Sabokath. A sister, Doris Spenner and brother, Armand Murmann still survive.

Calling hours will be Saturday, March 15, from 2-3 p.m., at Bristol Village Glenn Center in Waverly, Ohio. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Street Funeral Home, 1605 S. State Road 135, Greenwood, IN.

Helene will be laid to rest at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Danville.

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