John “Johnny” Witow, 84 formerly of Huron and Medford,
Wisconsin, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Thorp after
a courageous nine year battle with leukemia.
Johnny was born on June 11, 1933 to John and Barbara
(Chubb) on the family farm in the Town of Colburn in
Chippewa County. Johnny attended Sunny View School and
the Ruby School in the town of Colburn. He helped build up
the family farm with his mother Barbara, grandparents and
Uncle Dan. He was a very loving son and cared for his mother
in her later years.
Since the age of 15 Johnny has been an avid trapper and
sportsman enjoying his favorite pastime up until recently. After
discontinuing farming he helped with various jobs on many
farms in the Gilman area. After moving to Medford he
continued helping the local farmers there as well as continuing
his enjoyment of trapping and hunting.
Johnny was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist
Orthodox Church and served on the church board in various
capacities for many years. He also helped take care of the
church, church grounds and cemetery.
Johnny is preceded in death by his mother, Barbara, his
grandparents, Joseph and Efruzinia Chubb and his uncle
Daniel Chubb.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 4,
2018 at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Huron with
Father Herman Klarr officiating. Burial will follow in the church
cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the
church on Friday. Plombon Funeral Service-Stanley assisted
the family.