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Frances M. Wittig

Died: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Age: 89
Frances M. Wittig, 89, Delavan, formerly of Williams Bay, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at the Lakeland Healthcare Center, Elkhorn. Memorial services at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, at the Steinke Funeral Home, Lake Geneva, with Father Jim Schuerman of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lake Geneva, officiating. Visitation from noon until the time of services at the funeral home. Inurnment at Roselawn Memory Gardens, Delavan Township.

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