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Brock D. Wittenberg

Brock passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, surrounded by family, friends and his dog, Jake. He left us way too soon.

He was born Oct. 15, 1959, in La Crosse, to Julius and Marilyn (Herlitzka) Wittenberg. He was a 1977 graduate of Central High School and a lifelong resident of La Crosse. Brock loved the river, being out in his boat, fishing and hunting. He enjoyed golfing — his favorite course was in Arizona, though he knew Pine Creek and Maple Grove well. He had fun going to Black River Casino and on his last trip, he won! Brock was a huge fan of all Wisconsin teams-Badgers, Packers and Brewers, especially this winning season. He loved spending time with family and friends, was kind hearted and willing to help others. He fought a good fight with cancer and was a 10+ year kidney transplant survivor.

Brock is survived by his son, Jeremy Lichtie, who he loved dearly and cherished all their time together; his grand-daughter, Lucy, who is his pride and joy; a sister, Becky Wittenberg Cohen and her husband, Aaron; niece, Audra; nephew, Christopher; aunt, Jean Herlitzka; cousins, Scott and wife, Michele and their children, Adam and Alison, Carrie and husband, Paul “Mort,” and Brad; along with numerous other cousins and family. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Sylvia; his parents; uncles, Frank ‘Sonny’ Wittenberg, Richard “Dick” Herlitzka and Mike Lambert; aunt, Shirley Lambert; and Lucy’s mother, Jess Lichtie.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at St. John’s U.C.C., 630 West Ave. S., La Crosse. Pastor John Parkyn will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and again from 10 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the church.

The family would like to thank all of Brock’s friends, the staff at Gundersen Health System and Hospice Care, for their loving support.

There are no bad days on the river ….

The Schumacher – Kish Funeral & Cremation Services, La Crosse Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be submitted at www.schumacher-kish.com.

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