Beloit – Dean Lee Witt, age 65, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on April 8, 2021 while at his home after a 2 year and 3 month courageous battle with lung and brain cancer.
Dean was born on September 24, 1955 in Monroe, WI the son of Lester and Violet (Hansen) Witt. Dean graduated from F. J. Turner High School in Beloit in 1974. He married his wife Brenda Bennett on September 16, 1995 at the Central Christian Church in Beloit.
Dean worked for GM starting in 1986 and retired in 2002. He also worked at the Alibi Bar and Grill in Beloit until 2020. Dean was an avid Packers, Badgers and Brewers fan and always enjoyed his adventurous trips to Lambeau Field. Dean also enjoyed snowmobiling and boating among of hobbies, but he especially enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and grandchildren.
On January 8, 2019, Dean accepted Jesus Christ as his personal God and Savior, confessing and asking for forgiveness and also took his first Holy Communion.
Dean is survived by his wife, Brenda of Beloit; 2 daughters, Melissa Witt of Beloit and Christine Witt (Michael Joseph -fiance) of Oshkosh; 5 grandchildren, Tayanna King, Kyaira King, Jordan Witt, Korey Witt and Kyle Witt; a sister, Lois (Roger) Elliott of Chippewa Falls, WI; a brother, Denis Witt of Beloit and many nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dale Witt.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Shahid Shekhani, and the Mercy Health Hospice of Janesville, especially Natasha, Sara, Crystal and all the other nurses and staff.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the family in Dean’s memory.
Funeral services will be held at the DL Newcomer Funeral Home, 1105 E. 9Th Avenue in Brodhead on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 1:00 PM. A visitation will also take place at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until the time of service. Burial will conclude at the Newark Cemetery – outside Beloit.
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