Ernest L. Witham, 93, of Niles

Published 8:38am Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Nov. 4, 1920 — Dec. 3, 2013

CLERMONT — Ernest L. Witham, Sr. was born Nov. 4, 1920, in Kansas City, KS, to Ernest and Alice Witham.

He graduated from Niles High School and then joined the U.S. Coast Guard. While in the Coast Guard he married Pauline Kistner, having five children. After her passing, he then married Sharon Lamberg Kurowski who survives.

Ernest may be remembered by many from his time worked at Kuglers with his mother and Step-father Glen Kugler. From there he opened up Gameland, which was noted for slot car racing tracks. After leaving Niles, he lived in Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin before finally settling in Clermont, IN, where he opened and operated a jewelry store for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon; children: Terrie (Bob) Hatch, Niles, Allan (Bernadette) Witham, Virginia, Ernest Witham Jr., Niles, Glen (Christie) Witham, Red Wing MN, and Kelly (Chuck) Foster, Murfreesboro, TN; step-children, Deborah Kurowski, Rothschild, WI and Tom Kurowski, Clermont, IN, along with many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, Richard and David Witham; and niece Morgan Witham. Preceding him in death are his parents, his brother Dale, and stepson John Kurowski. In lieu of flowers, Ernest is requesting donations be made to local Humane Societies or Pet Rescue.

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