Dolores Jean Witte

Dolores Jean Witte, 89, of West Point, Iowa, passed away at 9:55 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2023, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa.


She was born on July 16, 1934, in Keokuk, Iowa, the daughter of Glenn C. and Juanita L. (Bailey) Poland. On February 8, 1953, she married Robert B. Witte at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fort Madison, Iowa.


Survivors include her two sons: Mike Witte of Fort Madison, Iowa, Greg (Nancy) Witte of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; two daughters: Diana (Bill) Hawkins of Nebraska, Becky (Lloyd) Fraise of West Point, Iowa; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; two sisters: Karen Belcher of West Burlington, Iowa and Bev Myllo of Oklahoma. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Robert; brothers: Chuck Poland, Clarence Poland; sisters: Carol Brissey, Marilyn McGinity, Joy Brown and Shirley Poland.


Dolores was a member of Joy Baptist Church in Fort Madison. She worked at Sylvanas, Benners Groceries, Bruns Meat Market and B&D seamless Gutters.


A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at Joy Baptist Church in Fort Madison.


A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at Joy Baptist Church in Fort Madison with Reverend Earl Beal officiating.


Burial will be at Claypoole Cemetery rural Fort Madison, Iowa.


Memorials have been established in her memory for Joy Baptist Church or West Point Fire and Rescue.


Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at