Margarette Louise Wittmier
(The Candy Lady of Klahanie)
A memorial service for Margarette Louise Wittmier, 77, of Issaquah, will be held 11 A.M. Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Eastridge Christian Assembly, 5025 Issaquah Pine Lake Rd. SE, Issaquah. Mrs.Wittmier passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 25, 2009, surrounded by her family. Private cremation was held.
Marge Wittmier was born on April 23, 1932 in Praise, Kentucky, the daughter of Forrest and Mary Syck. She grew up in Chicago and later moved to Seattle where she met Raymond Wittmier, Sr. They married on September 15, 1952 in Seattle. Raymond preceded Margarette in death, passing away October 4, 1999.
Marge was well known and loved in her neighborhood, and will be remembered by many for her generous and giving nature. She was best known for giving candy to neighborhood kids on their way home from school. Affectionately nicknamed “The Candy Lady of Klahanie,” she provided refreshments, a little advice, and a lot of love. She also loved the squirrels and birds that visited everyday to get their treats as well.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation (at the memorial service) toward a memorial bench in her name that will be placed on the Yellow Lake Trail, where she loved to walk. Or, a donation to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. Any donations exceeding the cost of the bench will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Wittmier is survived by her daughter Amielia Stevens, and son Ray Wittmier Jr., both of Issaquah; her sister Rose Rowland of Glendale, Arizona; and three grandsons, Chris, Matt, and Dustin.
Arrangements are under the direction of Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027.