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Meredeth Wittrig


Meredeth Ann Wittrig, 79, Topeka, died Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

    She was born November 4, 1933, in Middlebury, to Samuel and Ellen (Gardner) Miller.

    Moving from Naples, Fla., to Topeka in 2001, she was an elementary teacher for many years with Otsego Schools in Otsego, Mich. She was a member of Topeka Mennonite Church and had been a foster parent to 20 children throughout her life.

    She was married July 11, 1954, in Kouts, Ind., to Donald J. Wittrig. He preceded her in death on October 12, 2012.

    Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Dee Wittrig, Topeka; two daughters, Christine Wittrig, Topeka, and Carla Davis, Naples, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Wendy (Larry) Rex, LaGrange, Cassidy (Jason) Lewallen, Spring Hill, Fla., Jake (Sabrina) Lawrence, Columbus, Neb., Bobby Lawrence, Columbus, Neb., Jami Lawrence, Columbus, Neb., and Natasha and Chad Weber, Naples, Fla.; 12 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Kira, Marlee, Linken, Adirah, Jonathan, Noah, Owen, Remi, Brayden, Kaydence and Celine; one brother and sister-in-law, Sam and Sue Miller, Hobart, Ind.; and two sisters and one brother-in-law, Pat Nisley, Valparaiso, Ind., and Eleanor and Sam Koehler, Spring Valley, Minn.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, Melissa Julian, and a son-in-law, Michael Davis.

    Visitation is 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Topeka Mennonite Church.

    Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Topeka Mennonite Church with Reverend Robert Martz officiating.

    Memorials may be directed to the Topeka Fire Department.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.fruripmayfuneral

    Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.