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Dwain Witt

El Dorado Springs, Missouri

September 16, 1938 - May 18, 2024

Dwain Witt Obituary

Elmer Dwain Witt, age 85, of El Dorado Springs, MO went to his heavenly home on May 18, 2024, at Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility. Dwain was born September 16, 1938, to Elmer and Cordie (Bland) Witt. Dwain graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1956. He was a talented athlete who lettered in four sports.


Dwain was united in marriage to the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Bonnie Taylor, on May 4, 1956. They lived in and around El Dorado Springs their entire lives. To this union a son and daughter were born.


In his early years, you could find Dwain hunting, fishing, playing baseball, softball, golf, and bowling. Many times fresh quail, turkey, squirrel, deer, fish, or fried mushrooms could be found on the dinner table. On a rare occasion, even smoked raccoon might be served. On fall Friday nights, you could find him at the Bulldog football games as part of a longtime crew that ran the chains.


Dwain went to work for himself at Witt’s 66 Service in 1964. He was later joined in partnership by his brother Don. Many high schoolers found their first job at the station; providing full service to their customers, pumping gas, washing windows, and checking oil. During the winter hunting season, you might see furs hanging around the station as he followed in his father’s footsteps and bought raw fur for many years in southwest Missouri and eastern Kansas. When he wasn’t at the station, many times he could be found on the farm tending to his cattle or cutting and burning brush. He attended many Bulldog sporting events supporting his children, nieces and nephews. In his declining years, Dwain received excellent care at Community Springs and Lake Stockton Health Care Facilities.


Dwain was saved on March 12, 1995. He loved the Lord and attended the El Dorado Springs Church of God (Holiness). He was active in the Men’s Outdoor Bible study group, was a greeter with his wife, and for a time served on the church board. He was not bashful in finding out if your eternal destination was settled. If you were unchurched, he invited you to church with him.


Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Bonnie; his brothers: Leslie, Doyle, and Don; brothers-in-law, Everett Woody and Jim Moore; and sisters-in-law, Lee and Martha; and father and mother-in-law, LD and Ethel Taylor.


Survivors include his son, Les (LD) of El Dorado Springs; daughter, Kim (Witt) Osterloh and husband, Keith, of Springfield, MO; his grandchildren, Dr. Mandee (Osterloh) Olinger and husband Dr. Tony Olinger of Olathe, KS and Mitch Osterloh of Springfield, MO; and great-grandchildren Emma, Liam, Aliya, and Lily. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law: Cleo Witt of Buckeye, AZ, Sis Witt of El Dorado Springs, MO, and Ruth Woody, of El Dorado Springs, MO; brother-in-law, Jim Taylor and wife, Suzie, of Overland Park, KS; numerous nieces, nephews, and many, many cousins.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Dwain Witt hosted by Bland Hackleman Funeral Home.

Elmer Dwain Witt, age 85, of El Dorado Springs, MO went to his heavenly home on May 18, 2024, at Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility. Dwain was born September 16, 1938, to Elmer and Cordie (Bland) Witt. Dwain graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1956. He was a talented athlete who lettered in four sports.


Dwain was united in marriage to the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Bonnie Taylor, on May 4, 1956. They lived in and around El Dorado Springs their entire lives. To this union a son and daughter were born.


In his early years, you could find Dwain hunting, fishing, playing baseball, softball, golf, and bowling. Many times fresh quail, turkey, squirrel, deer, fish, or fried mushrooms could be found on the dinner table. On a rare occasion, even smoked raccoon might be served. On fall Friday nights, you could find him at the Bulldog football games as part of a longtime crew that ran the chains.


Dwain went to work for himself at Witt’s 66 Service in 1964. He was later joined in partnership by his brother Don. Many high schoolers found their first job at the station; providing full service to their customers, pumping gas, washing windows, and checking oil. During the winter hunting season, you might see furs hanging around the station as he followed in his father’s footsteps and bought raw fur for many years in southwest Missouri and eastern Kansas. When he wasn’t at the station, many times he could be found on the farm tending to his cattle or cutting and burning brush. He attended many Bulldog sporting events supporting his children, nieces and nephews. In his declining years, Dwain received excellent care at Community Springs and Lake Stockton Health Care Facilities.


Dwain was saved on March 12, 1995. He loved the Lord and attended the El Dorado Springs Church of God (Holiness). He was active in the Men’s Outdoor Bible study group, was a greeter with his wife, and for a time served on the church board. He was not bashful in finding out if your eternal destination was settled. If you were unchurched, he invited you to church with him.


Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Bonnie; his brothers: Leslie, Doyle, and Don; brothers-in-law, Everett Woody and Jim Moore; and sisters-in-law, Lee and Martha; and father and mother-in-law, LD and Ethel Taylor.


Survivors include his son, Les (LD) of El Dorado Springs; daughter, Kim (Witt) Osterloh and husband, Keith, of Springfield, MO; his grandchildren, Dr. Mandee (Osterloh) Olinger and husband Dr. Tony Olinger of Olathe, KS and Mitch Osterloh of Springfield, MO; and great-grandchildren Emma, Liam, Aliya, and Lily. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law: Cleo Witt of Buckeye, AZ, Sis Witt of El Dorado Springs, MO, and Ruth Woody, of El Dorado Springs, MO; brother-in-law, Jim Taylor and wife, Suzie, of Overland Park, KS; numerous nieces, nephews, and many, many cousins.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Dwain Witt hosted by Bland Hackleman Funeral Home.

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