Richard was born to Raymond O. and Angeline E., nee Muckensturm, Wittenauer. He attended Cathedral High School. He served in the Marines from March, 1960 to February, 1966. He graduated from Ranken Technical College in St. Louis. Richard married Danna Winkelmann, in April, 1966. He retired from Afton Chemical in Sauget, IL in 2010. There he served as ICWU Local 871 Union President for many years. He lived in Millstadt with his wife of 54 years, Danna, and his dog Lucy. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Angeline Wittenauer; his brother, Raymond Wittenauer; two sisters-in-law, Linda Wittenauer and Carol Wittenauer; brothers-in-law, Bob Brauer and Les Childers; and his niece, Linda Wittenauer Honea.
Richard is survived by his wife, Danna, nee Winkelmann, Wittenauer;
his children Evvie Wittenauer, Rich (Rebecca) Wittenauer, and Sharon (Mike) Busch;
and his grandchildren, Garrett, Braden, Lauren, and Sarah.
He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Sharon (Larry) Webb, Bonnie (Ron) Dietzel, James (Marian) Wittenauer, Kenny Wittenauer, Kathy Wittenauer, Steve (Patti) Wittenauer, and Edie (Al) Blaylock;
his sister-in-law, Rita (Dennis) Hall;
and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Paws for Pets, PO Box 445, Troy, IL 62294. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Memorial Visitation: Friends may visit the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral Services with military honors will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.