Donald Wittman, a beloved husband, father, and skilled craftsman, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2023, at Garden Square Assisted Living in Casper, Wyoming. His daughter Teria Lee “Terri” was by his side during his final moments. Just five days prior, Donald experienced the profound loss of his loving wife, Joanne Wittman.
Donald was born on March 17, 1931, in the town of Stevensville, Montana, to Henry and Lydia (Alles) Wittman. Donald attended schools in Stevensville and the Huntley Project before seizing the opportunity to join the family farm.
However, it was in Billings where Donald truly flourished as a carpenter and custom cabinet maker. Renowned for his exceptional skill and attention to detail, he dedicated himself to constructing beautiful homes that adorned the landscape of Billings. With a deep sense of pride and accomplishment, he often found himself contracting for luxury homes—an affirmation of his talent and craftsmanship.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Don had a zestful spirit that embraced life's adventures. An avid fisherman with an intimate connection to nature's tranquility, he found solace and joy casting his line into tranquil waters. Bird hunting expeditions with his ever-loyal companion Rip. They were cherished moments that combined passion for nature with unforgettable memories shared with loved ones.
In colder months, Don’s adventurous spirit culminated in exhilarating snowmobile rides among Aspen's majestic peaks. Laughing heartily with friends who shared his love for exploration and adrenaline-pumping thrills made these experiences all the more memorable. When he later moved to Casper, Wyoming, he would continue to carve new paths on Casper Mountain as he embraced everything the stunning landscape had to offer.
Donald also proudly served in the United States Army in Europe. He loved traveling to many countries within the continent and found a special fondness of Holland. He became Sergeant and was very proud of dedicating a portion of his life to the defense of his beloved nation. Upon honorable discharge, he returned home with a renewed sense of purpose and an even greater appreciation for the freedoms he served to protect.
His passing leaves a void that is immeasurable for all who had the privilege of knowing him. Don will be forever remembered for his meticulous craftsmanship and his adventurous spirit. He is survived by his loving daughter Teria "Terri" (Gaston) Leone, step-children Joyia Tighe and Kim Harvey, as well as grandchildren Allison McGriff, Angela Robinett, and Catherine Brummett.
Donald Wittman was predeceased by his parents and the love of his life, Joanne Wittman.
No services will be held for Donald.