October 7, 1943 to December 14, 2010
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Ken Witzke, age 67 of Beausejour, Manitoba, on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at Beausejour Hospital. He is survived by his wife Darlene, sons Kelly (Tracy) and Brady (Jaymi), grandchildren Brynn, Nate, and Jayke, mother Eleanor, brothers Barry (Jan) and Ron (Terri), sister Elaine Pask, father-in-law Jacob Sachvie, sister-in-law Maureen (Rick) Schindel and brother-in-law Lorne Sachvie. He was predeceased by his father Harold Witzke and his mother in-law Tillie Sachvie.
Growing up in Golden Bay, Ken excelled academically which he continued through university, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree at the young age of 19. Shortly thereafter he started a 35 year career at Atomic Energy of Canada where he retired as a Computer Programmer. Ken enjoyed sports in many forms with his family and friends, from the inception of the Green Bay Gophers, to building his own personal driving range on the farm for Darlene and the boys. He loved to travel with his family, most memorably the drives down to Florida and a trip to the South Pacific.
We will forever miss your intelligence, sense of humor, and the love you had for family.
Thank you to Dr. Zeiler and the staff at Beausejour Hospital for their caring efforts.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 18 at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Avenue East, Beausejour with Pastor Bart Coleman officiating.
In lieu of flowers, if friends and family so desire, donations in his memory may be made to the Beausejour Hospital TV Fund, Box 1614, Beausejour, MB R0E 0C0.