2/14/1949 - 8/9/2021
Omaha - Jerry was born to Marian and George Witte of Valley, NE, where he joined his brothers John, George,
and sister Judy. Jerry loved hanging out with his brothers, hunting and fishing around the Platte River
area. In high school he began running track. He excelled at hurdles and earned the nickname Go-Go.
He continued running, bicycling, and walking throughout his life. Jerry was also talented at drawing
and painting. He attended Omaha Art School after high school. Upon graduating art school, he took a
job with Northwestern Bell as a graphic artist. He worked for the phone company (as it changed names
& owners over the years) until he retired at age 52. Post-retirement, Jerry found other jobs to occupy
his time while waiting for Doris to retire.
Jerry married Doris in 1978 at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church in Omaha, NE. They built their first
home in Ponca Hills, then lived in Raven Oaks, and built their final house in Ponca Hills; where Jerry
enjoyed his deck with a view of the Missouri River.
They were blessed with a son, Robin and daughter, Angela. After work, Jerry spent his evenings
playing games and reading stories to his children. He instilled a strong work ethic, generous nature,
and loving spirit in his children. He enjoyed attending his children's athletic and musical events
throughout their time in high school and college.
The family attended Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church where Jerry served as an usher and sang in
Jerry loved to travel. As a child, his parents took their family on many cross-country trips. He loved
hiking in the mountains and walking on the beach. He made many trips to Colorado, California, South
Dakota, Mexico, and other tropical locations.
Jerry was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma at the end of April 2021. He fought extremely hard to
stay with us. He passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family.
Survived by wife Doris, children Robin Witte, Angela Ferguson, grandsons Liam, Oliver, siblings George Jr. , Judy Chard, family and friends.
Visitation Thursday 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary. Memorial Service Friday 11:00 AM at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran 6201 N. 60th St. Omaha, NE. Memorials to Cancer Research Institute.
Roeder Mortuary, Inc. - 108th Street Chapel
2727 N 108th St - Omaha, NE - 402-496-9000