George Wittekind

Wittekind, George W. Age 84, of Aurora, IL passed away peacefully Sunday, April 13, 2014 at his home. He was born May 3, 1929 in Columbus, OH, the son of late George and Marthe Wittekind. George was a graduate of Lyons Township High School and University of Iowa and served in the U.S. Army. After finishing his career as a project engineer at Electro-Motive Division of General Motors, he enjoyed retirement in Egg Harbor, WI. George was enthusiastic about sports cars, golfing, sailing, fishing, and was a talented artist. His family and friends enjoyed George's great sense of humor and funny stories. George was the cherished husband of Jean Wittekind (nee Draegen) wedded for 61 years; beloved father of Michael (Leah) Wittekind of New Canaan, CT, Jeffrey (Barbara) Wittekind of Quilcene, WA, and David (Lynn) Wittekind of River Forest, IL; loving grandfather of Ryan (fiancee Aline), Samuel (Stephanie), Cora, Meg, Karen, and Van Wittekind; great-grandfather of Ezekiel Wittekind; brother-in-law of Robert (Tak) Dragen of Thiensville, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Hydrocephalus Association ( Memorial Visitation: Saturday, May 31st 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540. Memorial service to follow at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment is private. For more information, please call 630-355-0213 or

Funeral Home

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 South Mill Street Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-0213

Published in Beacon News on Apr. 18, 2014