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Marilyn J. Wittkamper July 9, 1931 - June 8, 2019

Marilyn J. Wittkamper, age 87 of Anderson and formerly of Elwood, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at her residence in Sugar Fork Crossing Assisted Living. She was born July 9, 1931 in Liberty, the daughter of Lee D. and Vada M. (Pentecost) Himelick. She attended Wendell L. Willkie High School with the class of 1949. Marilyn married the love of her life, L. Dwight Wittkamper on March 27, 1949, and they shared over 65 years of marriage together until his passing on August 8, 2014. She attended the First Baptist Church in Alexandria for many years. In addition to being a homemaker, Marilyn was the co-owner and operator of the “Sweet Shop” in Alexandria along with her daughter, Nadine. She was formerly active in the Lady Lions and a member of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA). Marilyn enjoyed making ceramics, china painting, making Christmas stockings during the holidays and anything related to birds. She also enjoyed traveling with Dwight in their motorhome, spending time at their lake cottage on Beaver Dam and spending winters in Florida for many years. She especially enjoyed sharing her gift of playing the organ at numerous area nursing homes and the Senior Center in Anderson for many years. More than anything, Marilyn always had a smile on her face and absolutely loved spending time with all her family.

Marilyn’s family includes son, Terry (wife Marilyn) Wittkamper of Fairmount; daughter, Myra (husband John) Arthur of Anderson; brother, Larry (wife Jackie) Himelick of Nashville; six grandchildren, Ty (wife Elizabeth) Wittkamper, Aron (wife Becky) Wittkamper, Amber Magers, Angela (husband Dave) Beals, Shawn Wilhoite, and Bradley (wife Miriam) Arthur; 11 great-grandchildren, Logan Magers, Gabby Wittkamper, Cooper Wittkamper, Caleb Beals, Reese Beals, Maciah Wilhoite, Jaxson Wilhoite, Aubrey Arthur, Bentley Arthur, Annabeth Wittkamper, and Lilarose Wittkamper; several nieces and nephews and many other extended family members. Marilyn was preceded in death by both her parents; husband, Dwight Wittkamper in 2014; and daughter, Nadine Wilhoite.

A graveside funeral service celebrating Marilyn’s life will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Elwood with Rev. Phil Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hemophilia of Indiana or National Hemophilia Foundation through the funeral home. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood. Online condolences and memories may be shared at copherfeslermay.com.