John Edward Wittman

John-Edward-Wittman

John Edward Wittman, 55, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014 at his home in Malad, Idaho after a courageous battle with cancer. John was born April 7, 1959 in Pocatello, Idaho as the oldest child of John Paul and Marlene Hill Wittman. He grew up in Tremonton, Utah and spent all of his summers on the family farm in Daniels with his Grandma and Grandpa Hill. For his senior year of high school, John moved to Malad and lived with his Uncle John C. and Aunt Lugene Hill. There he participated in wrestling, earning a trip to the state tournament, and graduated with the Malad High School class of 1977. John married his high school sweetheart Susan Jane Goddard on April 8, 1978. They were blessed with six children, Kim, Melanie, Tammy, Stefanie, J.P and Justin. John had a love of farming. He worked for many years for his Uncle John C. Hill and father-in-law Richard Goddard on the family farms. In 1994, John and Susan decided to start farming on their own. John was a respected member of the farming and ranching community. He was serving as chairman of the Oneida Soil Conservation Board, and was on the St. John Irrigation Board, the Bannock County Snowmobile Advisory Board, and the Malad Snowmobile Club Board. John’s passions in life were family, friends, snowmobiling, and hunting. He worked hard all summer so he could play hard in the fall and winter. Through the years of hunting and snowmobiling, he met many great friends. John was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had fond memories of working with the young men. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. John is survived by his wife, Susan; children, Kim Wittman, Melanie (Brad) Coleman, Tammy (Brody) Schade, Stefanie (Erik) Larson, JP Wittman, and Justin Wittman; two granddaughters Eva Coleman and Lydia Larson. He is also survived by his siblings; Alexia Wittman, Paula Wittman, Heidi (Mark) Cookson, Dan (Erika) Wittman, Susan (Tony) Dominguez; and his mother-in-law Janice Goddard. He is preceded in death by his parents, John Paul and Marlene Wittman, and his father-in-law, Richard Goddard. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 12 noon in the Malad LDS Stake Center, 1250 North 1100 West. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday morning from 10:30-11:45 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in the Malad City Cemetery.

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