Thursday, September 20, 2018



April 18, 1953—September 28, 2017

   Joyce Marie (Walker) Witt, 64, after a courageous battle with multisystem atrophy, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 28, 2017, in Readstown, surrounded by her loving family.

   She was born on April 18, 1953, the very first baby to be born at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hillsboro, to Max M. and Madaline G. (Malphy) Walker. She was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic faith at St. Mary’s Ridge Catholic Church/Tri-Parish. Joyce was a member of the Brookwood High School graduating class of 1971. On August 11, 1973, she was united in marriage to Allen M. Witt at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Wilton. She was a very hard worker and dedicated her life to farming. Together, they farmed in the Township of Wellington most of their lives. Joyce and Allen retired from farming in 2012, and in June of that year moved to Cashton.

   She was a faithful member of Tri-Parish Catholic Community. She was kind-hearted, loving and loved spending time traveling with her children and grandchildren. She loved playing cards, loved to dance and loved her Green Bay Packers. She will be remembered for her genuine kind-heartedness, her generosity, and her love for living life to the fullest. She was a hard worker and dedicated her life to the farm and family.

   She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Allen; three daughters, Tammy (Bruce) McKittrick, Jenny Witt (Nicholas Dibbert), and Becky (Jerry) Schwab; her grandchildren, David, Clarissa, Trevin, Katelyn, Madison, Jaxzen, and River; two sisters, Dorothy Berg and Darlene Brueggeman; a brother, Harold (Carmen) Walker; many other relatives and friends.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant grandson, Jayden James Freit; and two brothers-in-law, Orbin Berg and Martin Brueggeman.

   A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1205 Front Street, Cashton, WI 54619. Fr. Michael E. Klos will officiate. Burial will be in the South Ridge Lutheran Cemetery, Township of Wellington, at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

   Relatives and friends are invited for a time of visitation Monday (today) at the church from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

   The Smith-Nelson Funeral Home, Kendall, is assisting the family with arrangements.

   Online condolences may be given at

   The family requests that memorials be given to Multisystem Atrophy Research and the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Joyce’s memory.

Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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