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Former Alaska resident Leo M. Witthoeft, 85, died Aug. 20, 2007, of congestive heart failure at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, N.D.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Wright Funeral Home in Moorhead, Minn. Interment will be at the National Memorial Cemetery in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Mr. Witthoeft was born Oct. 15, 1921, in Burleene Township, Todd County, Minn., to Frank William and Anna (Schlie) Witthoeft. He grew up and attended school there.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army on Nov. 15, 1942, and served in the European Theater in World War II. He was discharged on March 15, 1946.
He married Hattie Underhill on Jan. 1, 1942, in Whipholt, Minn. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service out of Walker, Minn., until retiring to Alaska in June 1982.
He loved to fish and hunt. He left Alaska in the early 1990s.
Leo is survived by two sons, Kenneth (Linda) Witthoeft, Anchorage, and Brian (Karen) Witthoeft of Moorhead; one daughter, Janice (Rudolph) Ferdinand of Wasilla; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations are suggested to Miracle Bible Camp, P.O. Box 450, Longville, MN 56655; call 218-682-2714; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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