Donald “Don” Wittig

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May 29, 1938 - August 4, 2019
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Service Details

Celebration of Life:
2:00pm - Saturday, August 10, 2019
Watson Civic Centre,
Watson, SK

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Saturday, August 10, 2019
Watson Public Cemetery,
Watson, SK



Don, the second son of Eric and Emily (nee Grolla) Wittig, was born on May 29, 1938, in Watson. He attended Green Meadow School for his grades one to 10 education, and Watson Public School for grade 11. Don’s dad needed help on the farm so in 1956, at the age of 18, Don’s farming career began. In 1960, he took a six-week carpentry course at Kelsey in Saskatoon, SK. On August 19, 1961, Don married Betty Joy Olson, daughter of John and Lillie Olson of Lang, SK. They lived in Quill Lake the first year of their marriage while Betty taught Home Economics at Quill Lake High School. In the fall of 1962, Don and Betty moved back to the family farm, where Don built their new house. Don and Betty’s union was blessed with four daughters: Shauna Lee, Lori Jo, Deanna Lynn, and Tracy Dawn. In 1966, Don decided to build a seed plant to clean his own grain and some for local farmers. He became authorized to grow and clean pedigree seed in 1970. Don continued to put his carpentry skills to work and built a house for his parents in 1968. The farming operation continued to grow and, in 1983, Shauna and husband Kevin Otsig joined the operation. Don dedicated many years to the following organizations: Trinity United Church Board, Canadian Seed Growers Association, Spalding Conservation & Development, Watson Lions Club, Farmers’ Union, Watson Co-op Board, and the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Committee. Don and Betty took numerous winter holidays to various destinations over the years and, in 2001, started spending the winters in Yuma, Arizona. Don retired from farming in 2007 and moved to Watson in 2008, where they built a new home. In retirement, Don enjoyed gardening, collecting antique tractors, family camping and fishing trips, travelling with Heartland Good Sam Club, socializing, and most of all spending time with family.

Memorial Donations

Heart & Stroke Foundation
#26 - 1738 Quebec Avenue,
Saskatoon, SK
S7K 5Z5

Trinity United Church
113 - 2nd Street N.E.
Watson, SK
S0K 4V0

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