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In loving memory of
Maynard Lee Witmer Jr.
  • May 23, 1942
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  • November 21, 2015

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Maynard Lee Witmer Jr. was born May 23, 1942 in DeKalb, Illinois to Maynard Witmer Sr. and Myrtle Witmer.  He graduated from Belvidere High School in 1961. He married Joyce Yale on April 28, 1962 in Milton, WI. They lived in Belvidere one year and then moved to Janesville in 1963 when Maynard got a job at General Motors.  They lived there until 2002, when they moved to The Villages, FL.

They have two daughters: Jeannette (Marty) Hernandez, of Round Rock, TX; and Jeanene (Keith) McQuade of The Villages; five grandchildren: Amanda, Joshua, and Jessica Miller of Round Rock, Andrew Dransfield, Janesville, and Cassie McQuade of St. Pete; seven great grandchildren: Hailey, Riley, Eisley; Ivy Jane, Serena, Kaaeliyeh, and Kole; two brothers: Robert (Sharon) of Canton, GA; and Clark; and a brother in law: James (Peggy) Yale of St Charles, MO.

Maynard retired from General Motors in 1991. He was very involved with Local 95 serving as Zone Committeeman and Vice President. After retirement, Maynard and his wife Joyce became antique dealers. They enjoyed auctions and going to rummage sales.

Maynard loved anything to do with cars, the Chicago Bears, being a Democrat, watching TV. He loved to laugh and always had a positive attitude. He hardly ever complained about all he went through wit over eight years of lung and brain cancer.

He loved to travel. He made it to all 50 states and 10 European countries.

There will be a memorial service for Maynard at Fairway Christian Church on Wednesday, December 2nd at 11:00 AM. The family will greet guests from 10:30-11:00.

Donations may be made to Cornerstone Hospice, Fairway Christian Church, or the Cancer Society, Hubbard House.

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  1. Becky Rose says:
    01 Dec 2015
    So sorry for your loss Jeanene. Thinking of you and your familly at this difficult time.

  2. Debbie Fontenette says:
    01 Dec 2015
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Jennette Hernandez. Someone once told me that tomorrow will be a difficult but remember this "Just Keep Standing and you will get to the other side"!

    Love you girl,


  3. Janice Lycan says:
    01 Dec 2015
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Maynard was a wonderful husband and dad. He had the best laugh! Love you all-

  4. Suzie and Marvin Balduff says:
    01 Dec 2015
    Thoughts and prayers for the family.

  5. James Artman says:
    01 Dec 2015
    Joyce, my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family tomorow at the Memorial servic as they have been throughout his illness.A friend like Maynard only comes along once in a lifetime. I will always cherish the memories. You also have a place in my heart as his wife and especially as a friend. May the Lord bless and keep you,,, Jim Artman

  6. Kelly and Kay Sparks says:
    24 Nov 2015
    Joyce, our deepest sympathies are with you and your family at this time.

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