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William "Bill" Wittmann

May 7, 1933 ~ June 16, 2019 (age 86)

William “Bill” Wittmann, 86, of Russell passed away June 16, 2019 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.

Mr. Wittmann was born May 7, 1933 in McKeesport, PA, to the late Rusch Sr. and Esther Wittmann.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by three brothers, Rusch Jr., Duane and Robert Wittmann; and three sisters, Dorothy Wittmann, Margaret Harrison and Virginia Bloomstead.

Bill was a member and Deacon of Raceland Christian Church. He served his country proudly in the United States Army. He was the former owner of Wittmann’s Hallmark and Richard’s Hallmark. He was a member of the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, Ashland Area Business Boosters, a 50 year member of the Russell Rotary Club and former Mason.

Left behind to carry on his legacy is his wife of 61 years, Frances Wittmann; one daughter Margaret “Peggy” (Ken) Hornsby; one son, William “Rick” (Elizabeth) Wittmann II; Grandchildren, William Wittmann III, Peyton (Josh) Hornsby Hurn, Jessica Hornsby Tice, Jimmy (Erin) Simpson and Jennifer (Kevin) Sparks; great-grandchildren, Draven Tice, Braden Tice, Nolan Hurn, Lee Sparks, Lizzie Sparks and Olivia Simpson; Nephews, Richard Bloomstead and Robert Harrison; along with a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods with Dr. Tom Melvin officiating. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens.

Visiatiation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to be made to Raceland Christian Church.

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