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Lorraine "Doodle" Julius Wittwer

January 19, 1935 — September 10, 2023

Santa Clara

Lorraine "Doodle" Julius Wittwer

Lorraine Julius Wittwer, 88, passed away peacefully September 10, 2023, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 19, 1935, in Santa Clara, Utah, to Julius and Golda Wittwer. Doodle was raised in Santa Clara, Utah. He attended Santa Clara Elementary School, Woodward Jr. High, and graduated from Dixie High School. He grew up working on the family dairy and farm along with his brother, Erle, and his sister, Lucy. He learned to wake early in the morning to milk and feed the cows. The milk was then transported to Southern Nevada. He spent his summers playing basketball with the other Santa Clara boys and swimming at the Boys Pond.

He married at a young age and had two daughters, Toni Lyn and Julie Ann. Later, he married the love of his life, RaeNyce Larson. They were together 61 years. They were blessed with 3 children, Jeffery Lorraine, Wayne Julius, and Misty. Doodle was always a hard worker. Along with working on the farm, he worked driving truck for Ence Brothers Trucking. Later, he became the superintendent of the St. George water department. Upon retiring from the city, he bought and built a ranch and farm in Enterprise. He worked passionately to make it a success. It was a popular family gathering place. He was a great example and hero to his children and grandchildren. He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many callings.

Doodle is survived by his children; Toni Greer, of Weiser, Idaho; Julie Calico of St. George; Jeffery Wittwer of Santa Clara; Wayne Wittwer of St. George; Misty Fisher of Santa Clara; sister, Lucy Leavitt of St. George; 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and brother, Erle Wittwer, his son-in-law, Dennis Calico, grandson, Trent Calico, and daughter-in-law, Tonya Wittwer.

A special thanks to Glo, Rose, Mary Lou, and Tammy for their loving care of our father and grandfather.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2023, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff Street, St. George, Utah.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 15, 2023, starting at 11:00 am, with another visitation prior to services, from 9:00 – 10:30 am, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Santa Clara 5th Ward building, 630 Riesling Avenue, Santa Clara, Utah.

Interment will take place at Santa Clara City Cemetery, Ancestor Way, Santa Clara, Utah.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, UT 84770

Friends and family are invited to sign Doodle’s online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com

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Visitation

Thursday, September 14, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

Spilsbury Mortuary - St George

110 S Bluff St, St. George, UT 84770

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Visitation

Friday, September 15, 2023

9:00 - 10:30 am (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Santa Clara 5th Ward

630 Riesling Avenue, Santa Clara, UT 84765

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Funeral Service

Friday, September 15, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Santa Clara 5th Ward

630 Riesling Avenue, Santa Clara, UT 84765

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Interment

Friday, September 15, 2023

12:15 - 1:15 pm (Mountain time)

Santa Clara City Cemetery

Ancestor Way, Santa Clara, UT 84765

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