John C. Wittak

May 11, 1949
May 22, 2021

My name is John Clarence Wittak, I passed away on May 11, 2021.  I was born on May 22, 1949, to the late Clarence and Hilda (Schmatz) Wittak in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. I was the youngest of two children, my sister Mary, the elder. At the age of thirteen, my father packed up the family and moved us to Green Bay, WI. I attended St. Mary of the Angels while a grade student, attended Washington School for a year and Graduated from East High School in 1967. While in high school, I played tennis and wrestled. After high school, I proudly served our country with the United States Marines from 1967 until my honorable discharge in 1971. On September 22, 1984, I married Mary Callender, my sweetheart. We met while I was employed at the United States Post Office where eventually I retired from. Throughout my life, I enjoyed hunting abroad. I had many adventures in Canada, Texas, and even South Africa. You could usually find me with a deck of playing cards and those that I played with would say, “I had a heck of a poker face.”

John will be sadly missed by his wife Mary; his two children, Sheila (Jeff) Johnson and his son, Scott Wittak; grandchildren, Whitney and Eric Johnson and Devon Wittak. John is further survived by many other family and friends.

In addition to my parents, I was preceded in death by my sister, Mary (Pat) Wildenberg.

Family and friends will gather in John’s Memory on Sunday, November 28, at Green Isle Park, 900 Greene Ave, Allouez, WI 54301 from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m. Followed by Full Military Honors. Online condolences may be expressed at

The family extends their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the doctors and the nurses at Aurora who took care of John when he was ill. Also, to the many people who called to keep Mary’s spirits up and to share memories especially Walton, Chris, Doris, Sheila, and Scott.