Leroy Charles Wittmann, 87, of La Grange, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 8, 2019.
Leroy was born in La Grange, Texas on January 6, 1932, the son of Fritz and Julie (Mach) Wittmann.
He married the love of his life, Laverne (Vasut) Wittmann, on October 6, 1951 at Zion Lutheran Church in La Grange.
Leroy owned and operated a trucking company for forty-four years, hauling milk, gravel, hay, and water. He proudly served his country for sixteen years in the Texas United States Army Reserves.
Leroy was a faithful member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in La Grange.
He treasured spending time with his family and friends. He especially loved spending the summer months with his three grandsons who knew him fondly as “Popo.” Leroy would later in life be blessed with three great- grandchildren that were also his pride and joy.
Leroy loved his pickup trucks and Lincoln automobiles. He enjoyed being outdoors and working with horses and cows.
He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-eight years, Laverne (Vasut) Wittmann; son, Curtis Wittmann, and wife, Kelly of DeSoto, TX; three grandsons: Bradley Synnott of Pflugerville, TX; Blake Wittmann and wife, Brittany of Weatherford, TX; and Adam Wittmann of DeSoto, TX; three great grandchildren: Evansley, Witt, and Tripp Wittmann; five nephews: George Schaefer and wife, Nina; Douglas Schaefer and wife, Peggy; Bobby Polasek and wife, Shirley; David Polasek, and wife, Susie; and Bruno Burris; one niece, Beverly Ann Pilsner; his beloved neighbors that were like family to him: The Blanchard’s; The Kuhn’s; The Von Minden’s; The Kallus; and The Ernstes; The Hoffmann’s; The Zapalac’s; The Frerichs’s; The Goebel’s and The Muras’s along with many dear friends, especially those that he met along the way when hauling milk for the dairy farms.
Leroy was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cindy Synnott, and her husband, Tommy; son, Leroy Charles Wittmann, Jr.; brother, Fritz Wittmann, Jr.; sister, Angela Wade; mother and father-in-law: Robert and Helen Bordovsky; and sister-in-law, Earline Polasek and husband, Frank.
A Visitation will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Koenig-Belvill Funeral Home & Cremations, 208 W. Pearl St., La Grange, TX. Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be recited at 7:00 p.m.
The Funeral Service will be on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in La Grange with Rev. Jason Kaspar officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at the La Grange City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 800 N. Franklin St. La Grange, Texas 78945.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Koenig - Belvill Funeral Home & Cremations, 208 W. Pearl, La Grange, Texas. Family and friends can view and sign the guestbook online at www.lagrangefunerals.com
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