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Kathleen Grace Witt

February 11, 1944 October 24, 2021
Kathleen Grace Witt
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Obituary for Kathleen Grace Witt

Kathleen Grace “Kathy” (nee. Keller) Witt passed from complications of dementia on Sunday, October 24, 2021.

She was born on February 11, 1944 to Grace and Walter Keller in Redford, Michigan. She was an honor student at Redford Union High School, Hope College and Wayne State University, attaining three university degrees and working first as a teacher and later as a paralegal in General Motors and GMAC’s Legal Departments where she spent 34 rewarding and intellectually challenging years.

Kathy loved her family unconditionally and was unfailingly generous to those around her. Known for her impeccable style and her entertaining, though not her cooking, she hosted showers and weddings, Christmas and Superbowl parties and birthday celebrations galore. After one memorable late-night feast, she wisely chose not to host Thanksgiving. Kathy was a smart, engaging, kind, loving, and principled person. And luckily for her husband, she was a good listener and a forgiving soul. She adored culture, chocolate and the arts and made it a personal mission to introduce her husband, children and grandchildren to these great loves. She gave them museums across the globe, Godiva, live theater at the Fisher, Stratford and Niagara-on-the-Lake and all kinds of music, from Johann Sebastian Bach to John Lennon and even Johnny Cash as a special concession to her husband’s love for country music. And always, she danced; holding out eternal hope that her husband would one day learn to dance as well. Kathy’s great love of family and sense of adventure frequently and sometimes hilariously led her beyond her comfort zone. She found herself skiing the deep powder of Colorado and Utah, golfing on championship courses throughout Michigan, and traveling in style across North America and Europe. She loved these trips and traveled often with the Nomads Travel Club, but she enjoyed her family vacations the most. Her caring nature, good humor and love of culture helped Kathy make and keep friends easily and ensured that she never made an enemy. She was respected and loved by those who knew her and her illness and passing has left a gap not easily filled.

Kathy is survived by her husband of 55 years, William E. “Bill” Witt, her son, Greg Witt (Rebecca Salminen Witt), her daughter, Jenine Grace Plaxton (Joe Plaxton); her grandchildren, Madeline and Casey Witt and Andrew Plaxton; her brother, Jeff Keller (Nancy Keller) and her sister, Carol Lashley. She was loved by her family and many friends and will be deeply missed.

A Memorial Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 404 E. Liberty St. in Milford, Michigan on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 4:00PM. Friends may gather at the funeral home beginning at 2:30PM.

Donations may be made in her memory to benefit the Detroit Symphony Orchestra or the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.

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Visitation

Saturday

30

Oct

2:30 PM 10/30/2021 2:30:00 PM - 4:00 PM 10/30/2021 4:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Service

Saturday

30

Oct

4:00 PM 10/30/2021 4:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Capuchin Soup Kitchen

1820 Mt. Elliott
Detroit, MI 48207

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

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