Home Page

Search Winona Post:
   GO   x 
Advanced Search
     
  Issue Date:  
  Between  
  and  
     
  Author:  
   
     
  Column / Category:  
   
     
  Issue:  
  Current Issue  
  Past Issues  
  Both  
   Help      Close     GO   Clear   
     
  Monday September 22nd, 2014    

 Submit Your Event 
S M T W T F S


 

 

 
 

| PLACE CLASSIFIED AD | PLACE EMPLOYMENT AD |

| Home | Advertise with Us | Circulation | Contact Us | About Us | Send a Letter to the Editor |
 

  (ARCHIVES)Back to Current
Witt, Jerry R. (10/02/2013)
By
Winona resident Jerry Witt, former longtime local educator, died on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Lake Winona Manor. He was 78.

Jerry R. Witt was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on January 3, 1935. He was raised in Marshfield, Wis., and graduated from Marshfield High School as valedictorian in 1953. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

He taught chemistry for 37 years at WSU, mostly inorganic and physical chemistry. Jerry also worked at 3M, Battelle Memorial Institute, the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

He was a 52-year member of the American Chemical Society and a longtime member of Wordos, a club in Minneapolis, of mostly retired newspaper editors.

Jerry loved automobiles, chemistry, the English language and Elderhostels; he hated superstition.

He also loved his students. Many did well, among them: Soo-Young Yang, CEO of Histogenetics in N.Y.; Mary Jones, an MD at the Mayo Clinic; Navzer Sachinvalla, once ACS Chairman for the state of Louisiana, Jodi Hugenvic, Professor at Southern Illinois University; Jim Nadeau; Mike Baker; David Hassett; and Stuart Levin.

Jerry’s lifelong love was Jean Ebbe, now an artist in San Francisco.

He is survived by his brother, Ron, and two nephews, Ryan Witt and Jason Witt.

He is remembered by two scholarships in his name: a chemistry scholarship at WSU and the Jerry R. Witt Scholarship in the Natural Sciences at Marshfield High School.

At Jerry’s request, there will be no services.

Martin-Myhre Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

   Copyright © 2014, Winona Post, All Rights Reserved.

 

Send this article to a friend:
Your Email: *
Friend's Email: *
 Submit 
 Back Next Page >>

 

  | PLACE CLASSIFIED AD | PLACE EMPLOYMENT AD |

| Home | Advertise with Us | Circulation | Contact Us | About Us | Send a Letter to the Editor |
 

Contact Us to
Advertise in the
Winona Post!