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WHITTENBACK, Robert:

Robert “Bob” Wittenbach, 77, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998, in Wichita Falls.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Electra with the Rev. William G. Etheredge, of Wichita Falls, and the Rev. Charles Nichols, pastor of Southside Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, officiating. Burial will be in Electra Memorial Park under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home. Mr. Wittenbach was born July 24, 1921, in Punkin Center, and was a lifetime resident of Electra. He and Mary Dean Ashley were married April 25, 1953, in Henrietta, Texas. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy. He and his brother established Lake Road Implement Company in 1946 and he later became the owner of Wittenbach Elevator and Fertilizer Company. He retired in 1989. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Electra.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Jo Beth Klas of Bedford, Texas, and Amy Wheat of Wichita Falls; three brothers, A. W. of Electra, Billie Joe of Midland, Texas, and Don of Chickasha, Okla.; four sisters, Marilyn Beeman of Odessa, Texas, Kay Johns of Electra, Elizabeth Davenport of Tyler, Texas, and Faye Gore Smith of Silsbee, Texas; and a granddaughter.

The family will be at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. this evening.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Electra.