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Dawn D. Wittig

Dawn Deanna (Matthews) Wittig, 60, of Sturgeon Bay (Hoe Island), Potawatomi State Park passed away Monday evening, July 28, with her husband, Fred, at her side. She came to know Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of 26.

Born Dawn Deanna Matthews, Dec. 3, 1953, in Elgin, Ill., to Harold Vernon and Ruth Corrine (Benninger) Matthews, she graduated from Oconto Falls High School in 1972 and received a degree in elementary education from St. Paul Bible College in 1990. She taught at a private school in Green Bay and was a substitute teacher throughout Door County.

She started Door County’s first all-organic restaurant, “The New Leaf,” and founded and operated the Potawatomi State Park Rentals and Camp Store. On May 5, 1995, she married Fred H. Wittig in Green Bay and they owned and operated The Healthy Way on the west side of Sturgeon Bay.

A member of Door County Christian Women’s Organization, she enjoyed being outdoors, sewing, playing and performing classical guitar and continuing her Bible study and education. She was always active and participated in a triathlon last year.

Survivors include her husband, Fred; a daughter, Ruth (David Schrubbe) Rivers, of Oshkosh; three grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Matthews, of Kewaunee, Danny (Betsy) Matthews, of Newburgh Ind. and John (Margie) Matthews, of Brookfield; six step-children, Todd (Dawn) Wittig of Sheboygan, Mindy Wittig, of Greenfield, Brett (Carissa) Wittig, of West Bend, Chris (Tiffany) Wittig, of Wayne, Matt (Jessica) Wittig, of Germantown and Dan (Lauren) Wittig, of Hubertus and 13 step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Delores Scoles.

Visitation and viewing will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, at Huehns Funeral Home. Visitation will continue on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 9:30 a.m. until time of a Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to her grandchildren’s college education or finding alternative cures and treatments for cancer at www.sacredlifecenter.org




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