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Ida Mae Witt, age 80, of Wakefield

Posted: 16 October, 2017

Funeral Services for Ida Mae Witt, age 80, of Wakefield, will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wakefield on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.  Visitation will be held at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne on Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with family present.  Interment will be at Wakefield Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Witt family for later designation.  She passed away on Sunday at Providence Medical Center in Wayne.  Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.

Ida Mae Witt was born December 21, 1936, in Pender to Johann and Augusta (Havekost) Paulsen.  She grew up in Pender and graduated from Pender High School.  Ida Mae married Melvin Witt December 2, 1962, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender.  The couple began farming near Bancroft.   In 1972, they moved to a farm northeast of Wakefield.  She was known as the “Roll Lady” for baking homemade rolls for several years at the Fairstore in Wakefield.  Ida Mae was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wakefield.  She loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Ida Mae enjoyed decorating cakes, embroidery and quilting. 
Ida Mae is survived by her children, Duane (Kelly) Witt of Wayne, Melodie (David) Longe of Wayne, Karen (Derek) Schreiter of Martell, and Connie (Victor) Orona of Pierce; nine grandchildren, Spencer and Renate Witt of Omaha, Kori Witt of Omaha, A.J. Longe, Bradley Longe, Melinda Longe all of Wayne, Nathan Schreiter and Emily Schreiter of Lincoln, Victoria Orona and Veronica Orona of Pierce; one great-granddaughter, Rowan Witt of Omaha; sisters, Arlene (Raymond) Messerschmidt of Hubbard and Lois Ann (Bill) Farrell of Grinnell, IA; sisters-in-law, Anita Paulsen of South Sioux City, Arlene Witt of Omaha, Norma Novak of Randolph, and Mylet Witt of Bancroft; nieces and nephews. 
Ida Mae was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin in 2010; a granddaughter, Dayna Witt; five brothers and three sisters.      

Hasemann Funeral Homes
302 North Lincoln Street
Wayne, Nebraska 68787 402.375.3100 

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