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Daniel C. Witt

August 21, 1959 ~ August 2, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old


Daniel Charles Witt, 63, of Peoria, IL, passed away at 6:38 pm, Wednesday, August 2, 2023, in the emergency room of OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born on August 21, 1959, in Peoria, the son of Daniel and Phyllis Bell Witt.

Surviving are his three children Daniel (Ashley) Witt of Milan, IL; Katrina Witt of Rock Island; and Michael (Brittany) Witt of Rock Island. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Kaden Witt, Lexie Nelson, Alexis Witt, Chase Dirck, Katheryn Witt, Lillyann Witt, and Conor Witt. Further surviving are his mother of West Peoria, IL, and one brother Jeff Witt of East Peoria. His father and one grandson, Haidyn, preceded him in death.

He was known for his jovial nature, love for the outdoors, and a knack for storytelling; Dan has passed away, leaving behind a legacy of love, kindness, and exciting tales that his loved ones will forever cherish. He was a man who found joy in the simplest things in life and had an infectious enthusiasm that could light up any room.

Born with an adventurous spirit, he loved all things outdoors. He found solace in the tranquility of fishing and the thrill of hunting. His love for nature was not confined to these activities alone, as he was often seen exploring the wilderness with his trusty walking sticks, a collection he was quite proud of. His love for the outdoors matched his passion for classic cars and rock music.

Dan was fond of car shows, where he marveled at vintage automobiles' beauty. His pride and joy was his meticulously maintained 1951 Buick, a testament to his appreciation of old-world charm and craftsmanship. His love for rock music was equally profound. From the classics of Cher, ZZ Top, and Styx to REO Speedwagon, his taste in music was as eclectic as his personality.

In the quiet moments, He could be found admiring his collection of pocket watches, each one a symbol of a different era. His favorite colors, gray and blue, were often reflected in his wardrobe, a subtle nod to his love for the sea and sky. Despite his many interests, Dan was never one to keep to himself. He was a social butterfly who loved to engage in conversations, always having a story to share.

Dan was a masterful painter for over 40 years, his artistic talent evident in every stroke. He could paint anything, from churches to commercial, industrial, and residential, buildings each a piece a reflection of his vibrant spirit and a keen eye for detail. His painting abilities, like his stories, will continue to inspire and bring joy to those who knew him.

Above all, Dan was a family man. He cherished the time spent with his children and grandchildren, his face lighting up with joy at their achievements, big or small. His love for his family was evident in his actions and words, always putting their needs before his own.

To describe Dan as loving, kind, and interesting would be an understatement. He was a man who lived his life to the fullest, embracing every moment with a smile and an open heart. His spirit, stories, and love will forever be remembered by those who had the privilege to know him.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation is scheduled for Friday, August 18, 2023, from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington. A memorial service will follow at 6:00 pm also at the funeral home. Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington is assisting the family with arrangements. To share a memory or send a condolence to his family, visit

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Memorial Visitation
August 18, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Mason-White Funeral Home
20 Valley Forge Road
Washington, IL 61571

Memorial Service
August 18, 2023

6:00 PM


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