James “Jim” Witte, age 66,of Isanti passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, February 4th at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Isanti with Father Jose Edayadiyil as Celebrant. Gail Genin will serve as cantor and Leona Jacques will serve as organist. Pallbearers will be Cammy Christianson, Colton Johnston, Sean Johnston, Joseph Lasser, Laura Schultz, Mindy Schultz, Dustin Seedorff and Ashley Spencer. Vistiation will be held from 2:00 – 6:00 P.M. Sunday, February 3rd AT THE CHURCH.
James Edward Witte was born November 14, 1941 in Minneapolis to William and Eleanor Witte. He was raised and lived his early years in Champlin. Jim served in the Marine Corps from 1959 1961. After the service he moved back to Champlin. He moved to the Isanti area in 1981. On July 13, 1981 Jim married Laurie Christianson and they have made their home in Isanti. He was employed by Olympic Wall Systems in the Twin Cities for 25 years. Jim was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Isanti. He loved his family, friends and babies. He also enjoyed cooking, camping and watching football.
James Jim Witte, age 66, of Isanti died of cancer at his home on January 29, 2008.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Witte; 2 step-fathers, Neil Bennett and Hans Adler; mother, Eleanor Adler; infant son, David; grandson, Dylan.
He is survived by his wife, Laurie; 11 children, Elizabeth, Rebecca (Donald) Lasser, Janice Johnston, Barbara (Donald) Seedorff, Cassandra, James W. Witte (Alexis Miller), Ana (Jason) Steenerson, Shawn (Jennifer) Christianson, Jason (Wendy) Christianson, Heather (Patrick) Walsh, Amber (Shawn) Buboltz; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Bill (Bonnie) Witte, Jack (Sherrie) Witte; nieces, nephews and other relatives; special friends, Carl (Jeannie) Appelgate and Patti Busse and family; and by many other friends.