Eldon Witthoft

Eldon W. Witthoft, 93, of Mount Pleasant died Thursday, April 4, 2024, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.

Eldon was born January 26, 1931, in Washington, Iowa, the son of John Frederick and Minnie Gertrude (Semler) Witthoft. He graduated from Washington High School. On January 28, 1968, Eldon married Sandra Schroeder in Washington, to this union the couple had three children. The couple made their home and farmed near Washington; Sandra died in 1981. Eldon farmed until retiring in 1993, and moving to Mount Pleasant. On August 6, 1996, Eldon married Sharon Hilbrant in Mount Pleasant and were together until Sharon’s death in 2013. Eldon enjoyed camping, wood working, fishing and working on his computer.

Eldon is survived by his three children Sara (Darin) Ladlie of Ft. Dodge, Susan (Ryan) Basye of Cedar Falls, Steven (Tina) Witthoft of Mount Pleasant; three stepdaughters Pam (Gary) Oetken of Danville, Deb (Jim Jr.) Mueller of Mount Pleasant, Christy Church of Des Moines; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wives Sandra and Sharon, sister Ruth Maughan, two brothers Leonard and Clarence Witthoft, stepdaughter Cindy Tisdale, and stepson Ed Hiatt.

According to Eldon’s wishes his body will be cremated and a private family burial will be held at a later date in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Washington, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Oakland Mills Nature Center. The Olson-Powell Chapel & Crematory is caring for Eldon and his family. www.powellfuneralhomes.com