Erle John Wittwer, age 93, passed away peacefully to join his sweetheart of almost 75 years, September 1, 2021.
Erle was born February 10, 1928, in Santa Clara, Utah to Clarence Julius and Golda Reber Wittwer. He married his high school sweetheart Phyllis on October 15, 1946, in the St. George Temple.
Erle was raised in Santa Clara where he spent his younger years milking cows on the family dairy farm.
Erle went to school in Santa Clara until the 6th grade. In 7th grade he went to Woodward in St. George. There he met the love of his life, Phyllis. The courtship continued through high school, and they were married in October after they graduated.
Erle drove truck for Rocky Mountain Produce and Mac Reber. Erle and Phyllis owned the first Dairy Queen in St. George.
Erle loved his toys. Trucks, tractors, trains, and antiques. Erle loved Quartzsite, Arizona where he made many friends. Erle’s true passion was ranching.
He is survived by three sons, John (Vicki), Steve (Joetta), Khris (Lorraine), son-in-law, Steve Day, sister Lucy Wittwer Leavitt, brother Lorraine (Doodle) Wittwer.
Preceded in death by his wife Phyllis Foremaster Wittwer, daughter Laurana Wittwer Day.
There will be a viewing on Saturday, September 4, 2021, 9:30 – 10:30 am at Spilsbury Mortuary.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2021, 11:00 am at Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah.
Interment will be at the St. George City Cemetery.
Family and friends that are unable to attend are invited to view the funeral service online by clicking on the link below.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign Erle’s online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com