Dorothy Wittig

Collinsville | Monday, July 3 2023 |

Dorothy A. Gilomen Wittig, age 91 of Collinsville, IL, died Monday, July 3, 2023, at her home, Collinsville, IL.

She was born on Wednesday, February 10, 1932, in Marine, IL, the daughter of  William and Amanda (nee Daiber) Mayer.

On, December 28, 1949, she married Milton R. "Bud" Gilomen, at Paducah, KY, who passed away on, June 29, 1977.

On, February 23, 1980, she married James E. Wittig at Collinsville, IL, who passed away on, February 21, 2016.

Dorothy was born and grew up on the family farm outside of Marine and graduated from Highland High School in 1949.  She worked at the Marine Garment Factory until marriage.  After raising her daughters she began working at the Marine Post Office and other post offices in various towns.  She retired from the Caseyville Post Office after 30 years of service.  She helped her husband "Bud" farm.  After her second marriage she moved to Collinsville. Family was very important to her.  She enjoyed card clubs, Bridge and Pinochle and doing "fancy work".  She was a multi-instrumentalist, played the piano, organ, accordion, saxophone, guitar, harmonica and hand bells. She traveled multiple times to Europe and all of the USA.  Reading books about the Amish was a real enjoyment.

Survivors include:

Daughter - Jean L. Johnson, Bunker Hill, IL

Daughter - Jane M. (Tom) Rood, Shelbyville, IL

Grandchild - Bill E. (Karen) Johnson, Edwardsville, IL

Grandchild - Lori M. (Aaron) Goodman, Monticello, IL

Grandchild - Tom J. (Dana) Rood, Oreana, IL

Great Grandchild - Lauren E. Johnson

Great Grandchild - Lindsay E. Johnson

Great Grandchild - Kate A. Goodman

Great Grandchild - Tyson J. Rood

Great Grandchild - Holly L. Rood

Great Grandchild - Kylie D. Rood

Nieces and Nephews - Many

Great Nieces & Nephews - Many.

She was preceded in death by:

Father - William Leo Mayer - Died 12/31/1992

Mother - Amanda Barbara Mayer (nee Daiber) - Died 3/11/1987

First Husband - Milton R. "Bud" Gilomen - Died 6/29/1977

Second Husband - James E. Wittig - Died 2/21/2016

Son-In-Law - Olen Dale Johnson - Died 10/22/2010

Sister - Elizabeth A. "Betty" Hodapp - Died 2/23/2019

Brother-In-Law - John E. Hodapp - Died 6/1/2003.

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 6, 2023, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Collinsville, IL.

Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 6, 2023, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Collinsville, IL, Rev. Kyle Wright II, Pastor, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Collinsville, Illinois. 

Interment will be at Saint Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery in Marine, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church or Metro East Lutheran High School.

Obit Provided By:
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home

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