Funeral Services for Elmo K. Witthuhn, age 91

Funeral Services for Elmo K. Witthuhn, age 91
February 9, 1927 - March 6, 2018

Elmo K. Witthuhn age 91, of Callaway, Nebraska, died Tuesday, at Callaway Good Life Center.

 Funeral Services will be Monday, March 12, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. Callaway United Methodist Church with Pastor Shanon Williams officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Stop Table Cemetery near Callaway.  Visitation will be held Sunday, March 11, 2018, from 2-4 p.m. at the Morning Star United Methodist Church near Callaway.  Memorials are suggested to Morning Star United Methodist Church or the Callaway Good Life Center.

 Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Callaway is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements.  Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: 

Elmo was born February 9, 1927, at the rural homestead near Callaway, Nebraska, to William George and Minnie Gertrude (Brummet) Witthuhn.  He attended elementary school at Crossroads country school and was a graduate of Callaway High School with the class of 1946.  He served our country during the Korean Conflict from August 31, 1950, until being honorably discharged on August 21, 1956. It was during this time he was united in marriage to Marjorie J. Rodine on April 22, 1953, at Evangelical United Brethren Church in Callaway.  They resided and farmed on Stop Table.  Three children were blessed to this marriage; Kathy, Peggy, and Jeffrey.

Elmo spent his entire life being a steward of the land.  He was a Jack of all trades!  If it needed to be fixed, he just fixed it; from plumbing to electrical, and all in between.

He enjoyed collecting belt buckles, tractors, and attending the Seven Valley’s rodeo.  He was one of the founders of the Seven Valley’s Rodeo Association and was part of the rodeo for 50+ years.  His main love through was attending his children’s and grandchildren’s school activities.

He was a faithful member of 62 years with the Morning Star United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the American Legion Bryson-Booker Post 59 in Callaway. 

 Elmo enjoyed visiting with folks, being with family, and will be so very missed.

He is survived by his children; son Jeffrey (Nicole) Witthuhn of Callaway, Nebraska; daughters, Kathy (Jerry) Hickenbottom of Kearney, Nebraska, and Peggy Roh of Yuma, Arizona; ten grandchildren; Carolyn (Jeremy) Gumaer, Timothy (Jennifer) Hickenbottom, Crystal (Jacob) Schuman, Erin (Anthony) Ciapponi, David (Dana) Roh, Atayla ( fiance’ Troy Hultgren) Witthuhn, Keeley Witthuhn, Atlynn, Kelynn, and Kaygan Witthuhn; special exchange student, Ikumi (Jared) Eichelberger of Hawaii; six great-grandchildren; Jayde & Andrea Gumaer, Kalin & Parker Hickenbottom, Sebastein & Riley Schuman; brother-in-law, Gene Rodine of Colorado Springs, Colorado; sisters-in-law, Virginia Witthuhn of Kearney, Nebraska, Audrey Witthuhn of Battleground, Washington, and Betty Witthuhn of Greer, South Carolina; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

 Elmo was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marjorie on December 12, 2014; grandson, Christopher; seven brothers, and seven sisters.