John J. Whitt

John J. Whitt, of West Bend, formerly of Arlington Heights, Ill., entered into eternal peace on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007 at Cedar Crossings Subacute, after 87 years of life.

John was born on Nov. 25, 1919 to Jess and Janie (nee Walters) Whitt in Kentucky. He especially loved spending time gardening, wood working, and playing various instruments including the fiddle and guitar.

John will be missed by his children, Jim (Genevieve) Whitt and Dorothy (Steve) Perkins; his stepdaughter, Lou (Bob) Clark; his grandchildren, Jim (Julie) and John; eight step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his brother, Virgil Whitt; sisters, Louise Freeman, Ruby Carter, and Gladis Adams; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and was preceded in death by his loving wife, Virginia.

A funeral service to honor John will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007 at 5 p.m., with full military honors, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend), with Chaplain Cheryl L. Matusiak officiating.

Visitation with family and friends will also be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 5 p.m. Cremation will be by Paradise Cremation Services of West Bend.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family (262) 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.