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2013-07-18 / Obituaries

Royce Roy Witte

February 21, 1949 - July 11, 2013

Royce Roy Witte was born on February 21, 1949 in Brenham, Texas to Eddie Gustav Witte & Anna Mae (Bridges) Witte.

After graduating from Giddings High School, he attended the University of Texas in Austin where he received his Degree in Business.

Royce was united in marriage to Rose Spitzenberger on July 12, 1969 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings by Rev. Fred Mgebroff. Their marriage was blessed with four children Derrik, LaShelle, Robyn and Cameron.

Royce was a C.P.A. who owned and operated several businesses throughout his lifetime. When he wasn’t overseeing the operation of the family ranch, The Homestead, he enjoyed traveling. However, his greatest love was spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He passed away while vacationing with his family on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at the Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland, Oregon.

Royce was preceded in death by his father, Eddie Witte, his daughter, LaShelle Witte and his sister and brother-in-law, Diana & Vernon Dungan.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Witte of Giddings; his three children, Derrik Witte of Magnolia, Robyn Thompson & her husband, Jeremy of Belton and Capt. Cameron Witte & his wife, Heidi of Ft. Benning, Georgia; his three grandchildren, Alyssa Witte of Magnolia and Joshua & Hope Thompson of Belton; his mother, Anna Mae Witte of Giddings; his brother, Edward Witte & his wife, Dorothy of Lincoln; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Eugene & Herma Spitzenberger of Giddings; his brother-in-law, Larry Spitzenberger & his wife, Judy of Giddings; his two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Falke & her husband, Charlie of Giddings and Karen Bassett & her husband, Larry of Vermont, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Royce Witte, 64 of Giddings, were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Giddings with Pastor Tim Clayton officiating. A private burial will be held at The Homestead Cemetery at a later date.

Serving as pallbearers were Derrik Witte, Capt. Cameron Witte, Jeremy Thompson, Joshua Thompson, Larry Zoch and Gary Sherrill.

The Witte family recommends that memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, 5005 Mitchelldale, Suite 115, Houston, Texas 77092- 7230 or to the St. David’s Foundation, 811 Barton Springs Road, Suite 600 Austin, Texas 78704.

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