Leon Frank Witte

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Leon Frank Witte

Leon Frank Witte

Leon Frank Witte, 83, of Karnes City, Texas, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. Leon was born to D.W. and Leona Witte on Dec. 6, 1939.

Leon married the love of his life, Joan Bernadette Dziuk, on Feb. 20, 1965, in Kosciusko. Throughout his life, he was a loving husband, father, and Popo to all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Leon was a lifelong businessman of City Parts & Service, Inc. in Karnes City, Kenedy, and Nixon. He enjoyed his bowling league, playing cards, and riding the bus with friends and family to Coushatta, where he enjoyed playing his slot machines and drinking cold beer. His other favorite pastime was attending local dances and Waltzing Across Texas with his sweetheart. He especially enjoyed meeting his friends at City Pharmacy every day for coffee. The coffee bunch made it their main priority to keep up with the news and town events. Leon was a faithful member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. One of his greatest joys was watching Jeffrey, Kimberly, and Scott compete for his beloved alma mater, Karnes City High School.

He was preceded in death by his parents, D.W. and Leona Witte; two-day old brother, Johnny Witte; and sister Rose Marie Jauer.

Leon is survived by his loving wife, Joan Witte; sons Jeff Witte and Scott Witte (Amy); daughter Kimberly Woods (Tim); grandchildren Katelyn Lewis (Trent), Kortney Witte, and Kolton Witte (Leeah), Kaitlin, Jacob, Ethan and Addison Woods, and Kendall and Kase Witte; and great-grandchildren Logan Pace, Elizabeth Lewis, and Hazel and Sunny Prado. He is also survived by his sister, Marilyn Biela (Fabian); and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank his loving caregivers, Stephanie Pena, Molly Gaytan, and Amanda Gonzales for their devoted love, care, and support.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and Vision Impaired.

Visitation was held on Friday, March 24, from 6-7:30 p.m., with a rosary at 7:30 p.m., in the Rhodes Funeral Home in Karnes City.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City.

Interment followed in the Panna Maria Cemetery in Panna Maria.