Vera H. (Bott) Gantzer Witzberger, 90, formerly of Wheeling, WV, passed away with family by her side Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at her son’s home in Westerville, OH.
She was born in Wheeling, December 27, 1931, a daughter of the late Edward and Anna (Pilversack) Bott. Vera was a graduate of Wheeling Central and member of St. Michael Catholic Church and Our Lady of Peace Church. She was employed by News Register & C&P Telephone Company prior to beginning her family. Following the death of her first husband, Fred, Vera began working at St. Michael’s Rectory until her marriage to her second husband, Eddie.
Vera was devoted to her family and was happiest when spending time among them. She was an avid reader, an exceptional cook, good friend, and she loved dogs from a young age.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Fredrick Gantzer; her second husband, Edward Witzberger and two sisters, Ethel Hasenhauer and Dorothy Schmitt.
Vera is survived by her children, Janet (Bruce) Wallin of Malvern, PA, Rick (Barbara) Gantzer of Morgantown, WV, Jerry (Karen) Gantzer of Reidsville, NC, Andy (Mary) Gantzer of Westerville, OH, Audrey (Bill) Robinson of Wheeling, WV, Amy Bowman of Lexington, NC, Jim (Marcia) Gantzer of Wheeling, WV and Becky McKennen of Wheeling, WV; three step-children, Mark (Barb) Witzberger, Kirk (Gloria) Witzberger and Jan (Vince) Witzberger Yinger; 20 grandchildren, Megan Wallin, Stephanie Gantzer, Steven Gantzer, Matthew Gantzer, Zachary Gantzer, Rachel Gantzer, Kyle (Kayla) Gantzer, Graham (Abby) Gantzer, Lauren (Kyle) Gantzer Womble, Caitlyn (Bob) Gantzer Waruszewski, Anna Gantzer, AJ Gantzer, Nicole (Alec) Robinson Brown, Brandon (Kristen) Robinson, Jacob Robinson, Kayla (Ryan Gifford) Bowman, Ryan Bowman, Tyler Gantzer, Cody McKennen and Kylie McKennen; 10 great-grandchildren, Branson Gantzer, Hudson Gantzer, Eli & Zeke Womble, Lucy, Gracie, Eddie & Cato Waruszewski, Noah Brown, Mia Robinson; 6 step-grandchildren, Melissa (John) Krojcovic, Jason Witzberger, Shea (Malaika Puffer) Witzberger, Kai Witzberger, Sadie (Chris) Yinger Waters and Karlie Yinger, 2 great step-grandchildren, Jack & Aaron Krajcovic and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 1-3 & 6-8 pm, at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger St. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, August 3, at 11 am, at St. Michael Catholic Church. Entombment will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Church by clicking here, Our Lady of Peace church by clicking here, to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by clicking here or to The Clara Welty Retirement Apartments by clicking here