Apr 1, 2020
Wisconsin vegetable grower Edward ‘Ed’ Witte Jr. dies at age 91

Edward “Ed” Raymond Witte Jr., 91, a founder of Witte’s Vegetable Farm in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, passed away at his farm on March 31, 2020, just shy of his 92nd birthday.

Edward “Ed” Raymond Witte Jr.

He was born April 26, 1928, at home in Milwaukee to Edward and Ida Witte.

According to his obituary, he loved the land and growing vegetables. He went into farming in 1943 with his brother Alvin. He married Marlene (nee Giessen) in 1954. Together they farmed Witte’s Vegetable farm.

They had one daughter, Nancy Witte-Dycus (Russell). Ed retired a few years back. He loved getting together with family and friends. He enjoyed a good puzzle and a Friday fish fry. He had a simple faith, a love of God and enjoyed good ice cream or bacon.

He is survived by his devoted daughter Nancy. Together they spent many hours making puzzles, watching television and eating his favorite foods.

A private family service will be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorials to Trinity Pleasant Valley church or charity of your choice.

According to the company’s website, Witte’s Vegetable Farm was taken over by Bob and Chris Witte in 1985.


75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
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