He was born in Tell City on April, 6, 1937 to the late Herman J. and Miriam K. (Wolf) Wittman. Also preceding him in death is a brother, Kenneth.
Maurice served in the United States Air Force, and enjoyed seeing the United States during his service. His primary occupation was Master Mechanic for Amax Coal Company during the glory days of strip mining, primarily in Muhlenberg County Kentucky. He also enjoyed cross-county truck driving before retiring.
Maurice enjoyed tending the earth by gardening and lawn work, as well as woodworking. All throughout his life, he enjoyed working on motors, and had quite a collection of antique tractors and other vehicles which he restored. He was also privileged to do a lot of traveling and shared fond memories of the places he visited and people he met along the way.
To his family, Maurice leaves a legacy of strength and endurance. He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Kreisle and husband, Paul of Tell City; a grandson, Dustin McFarland of Lewisport, KY; great-grandsons, Hunter and Jaren; sisters, Emogene (Robert) Huebschman of Tell City and Viola Schriefer of Newburgh; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM CST, Monday, April 28, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Pastor Michael Mueller will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00-8:00 PM and Monday from 10:00AM until 11:00AM at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Perry County Memorial Hospital Foundation.