The Free Press, Mankato, MN

February 11, 2013

William "Bill" Witzany


— William "Bill" Witzany, age 81, of Le Sueur, died on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Le Sueur.

 Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 16 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church in Le Sueur with Fr. George Grafsky officiating.  Visitation will be held on Friday, February 15 from 4-7 at the St. Peter Funeral Home and will also continue one hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Sueur.

   William "Bill" was born on December 5, 1931, in Sibley County to August and Lillian (Dietz) Witzany.  He attended Country School in Sibley County through the 8th grade.  On March 19, 1971, Bill was united in marriage to Elizabeth Erickson at the Cleveland Catholic Church.  Bill farmed his entire life, taking over the family farm.  He also owned and operated a saw mill and operated the saw mill at Pioneer Power.  Bill enjoyed having coffee with friends every day and spending time with his grandchildren.  He also enjoyed going to Threshing Shows with Betty and rebuilding old tractors.

  Bill is survived by his wife, Betty of Le Sueur; son, Bill (Tammy) of St. Peter; grandchildren, Jacob, Lucas, and Colton; and sister, Winifred Witzany.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two infant brothers.