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“My condolences to the family. I'm sure he will be missed. I was in class with Joyce and knew Jim pretty well. Lyle was always pretty quiet as far as...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Denise Lillegaard - Chubbuck, ID

“To the family of Lyle Witt... Please except my Very deepest sympathies in your loss...If words can comfort at a time like this I hope you have...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Colleen McKinstry - Rapid City, SD

“I am so sorry for your loss. That smile reminds me of exactly how he was. Always smiling and always had a "Hi" for you. He will be missed. Our...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Tamara (vetter) Kilcoyne - bison, SD

“The family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Tiss Treib - Lemmon, SD

“Johnny, Jason, Jody and Jeff, We are sorry for the loss of your father and for the sadness you are bearing. Pray together for there is...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Tim and Kathy Bader - Valentine, NE

“We are so very sorry to hear about lyle. We have alot of good memories, especially with bruce and him being truck partners at power fuels. You are...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: beuce and vicki junge - MN

“Johnny, Jason, Jody, Jeff and family Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Lyle will be dearly missed. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Lacey Kostelecky - Haynes, ND

“Sorry to hear about the lose of a great man. He was instumental in my upbringing and will be greatly missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with his...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Jared Lewton Family - Hettinger, ND

“Johnny,Jason,Jody and Jeff, So sorry about your dad.You are in our thoughts and prayers.He will be greatly missed. Ryan, Bridget Ty, Kiah and...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Bridget Trainor (Lewton) - SD


Funeral services for Lyle Witt, age 62, of Hettinger, ND, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Lemmon, SD. Rev. John Irwin and Chaplain David Peterson will officiate with burial to follow in the Greenhill Cemetery in Lemmon, SD.

Special music will be provided by Marilyn Willey, pianist.

Serving as casketbearers are Mike Johnson, Keith Wolff, John Jahner, Dennis Guenther, Jerry Ostle, Chad Chadwick, Kenny Chadwick, Jody Witt and Josh Stang. All of Lyle's friends and family are considered honorary casketbearers.

Lyle Duane Witt was born on January 7, 1951 in Elgin, ND, to Robert and Leola (Crow) Witt. Lyle grew up on the Witt Farm southeast of Lodgepole, SD, with his five brothers and one sister, Jim Witt, Joyce (Witt) Bauman, Dan Witt, Tom Witt, Mike Witt and Jerry Witt. Lyle attended grade school at the Carr School and graduated from Hettinger High School in 1969.

Following his graduation, Lyle attended college in Denver, CO, for a short period of time, then moving to Mississippi to do custom harvesting. While in Mississippi, he met and married Ann (McCool-Witt) Munro. Lyle and Ann were blessed with five children, Robert Aaron Witt (deceased), Johnny Duane Witt, Jason Lyle Witt, Jody Ann Witt and Jeffrey Robert Witt.

Lyle worked at farming and ranching in the later 1970's, moving his family to Lemmon, SD, in 1976, purchasing the Harold Crow Family home and working for the City of Lemmon. In 1981 Lyle joined the oil field business moving to Watford City, ND. From there, Lyle managed an oil business in the states of Colorado, Utah and Texas. In 1991 Lyle and his family moved to Hettinger, ND, after retiring from the oil business.

Lyle was employed and lived in Hettinger until owning and operating his trucking business in 2005, which took him cross country. Wanting to be closer to his children and grandchildren, Lyle sold his truck in 2011 and was employed with CC Flooring and Backyard Mechanics until his passing on May 1, 2013.
Lyle passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, ND.

He is survived by his mother, Leola Witt, Hettinger, ND; three sons, Johnny Witt, Jason Witt and Jeff (Valerie) Witt, all of Hettinger, ND; one daughter, Jody Witt, Williston, ND; 16 grandchildren; one great granddaughter; three brothers, Dan Witt, Sioux Falls, SD, Tom (Brenda) Witt, Marion, SD and Jerry (Kristie) Witt, Lemmon, SD; one sister, Joyce (Duane) Bauman, Rock Springs, WY; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lyle was preceded in death by one son, Robert Aaron Witt; his father, Robert Witt; two brothers, Jim and Mike Witt; and two nieces, Angela and Amy Witt.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by a family service at 7:00 p.m. all at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon.
A memorial has been established.