Dennis “Lefty” Clark Wittman

Sunday, September 11, 2022
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Dennis “Lefty” Clark Wittman passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022 at his home in Beaumont, Texas.

He was born on March 5, 1943 in Billings to Ruth and Harry Wittman.

Lefty was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in the Vietnam War. He worked several jobs, including as an ironworker in Billings and in Denver, Colo. Lefty delivered oxygen and repaired medical equipment such as CPAP machines and respirators. He moved to Arizona to do the same kind of work, retiring in 2008.

Lefty is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jeanette Olson Wittman, of Beaumont, Texas; children, Jill (Darryl) Castetter Stanley of Buna, Texas, Jan (Steven) Gonzalez of Centerville, Texas, and Lawrence (Becky) Wittman of Billings; grandchildren, Aaron (Jordan) Castetter of Beaumont, Brooke (Ethan) Cothen of Evadale, Texas, Ryan Gonzalez and Riley Gonzalez of Centerville, and Aubrey (Cody) Hopkins of Billings; great-grandchildren, Macy Hopkins and Rachel Hopkins of Billings, Andrew and his wife of Wichita, Kan., and Alissa of Billings; sisters, Deanna Leivestad of Plymouth, Minn., Renee Mohland and Alicia Hansen and their families in Billings; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Lefty was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Ruth Wittman; brother, Gary Wittman; sister-in-law, Shirlie Wittman; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Amos and Irene Olson.

We are all born sinners, with Lefty being no exception. Lefty accepted Jesus and followed Him in the believer’s baptism. We will miss Lefty, but we celebrate his homecoming, where he will live forever with his Lord and Savior. Lefty loved his family and friends, and I’m sure he’s waiting to be reunited one day with all who love Jesus.