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Brian Wittkop, 33
by Report submitted · March 9th, 2017

Brian "Dink" Wittkop, 33, of Marion, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral Mass was at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marion, conducted by Father David O'Connor. Burial is at Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion.

Brian is survived by his wife, Catie of Marion; parents, Tom and Janet Wittkop of Marion; brother, Tim (Noelle) Wittkop and their son, Atlas; sisters, Brooke Wittkop and her fiance, Chris Dobel, and Jill (Kyle) Reeve and their son, Elijah; father- and mother-in-law, Craig and Terry Eilbert of Marion; sister-in-law, Elyse (Jake) Shorez and their children, Emerson and Lydia; and grandfather, Clyde Schuttpelz.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Verna Wittkop, Carol Schuttpelz, and nephew, Oliver Reeve.

Brian was born on October 2, 1983, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Tom and Janet (Schuttpelz) Wittkop. He graduated from Marion High School and Kirkwood Community College. On September 10, 2011, Brian married Catie Eilbert. He worked at Thompson Truck and Trailer as a diesel technician. Brian was a member of the North Linn Fish and Game Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. He also enjoyed time spent with his friends and family. Brian loved his niece and nephews very much.

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