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Michael Witte April 3, 1969 - Jan. 30, 2009

APPLETON -- Michael Dean Witte, 39, of rural Appleton, died Friday at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar after a long battle with cancer.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Big Bend Lutheran Church.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Zniewski Funeral Home-Vaala Chapel in Appleton and for one hour prior to the services at the church.

He was born April 3, 1969, in Edina to Darol and Miriam (Farmer) Witte. He attended Hopkins High School. He was working for West-Con as a chemical applicator. He was a member of Heritage Hill Antique Farm Power and the Rolaag Steam Thresher's Association and restored old tractors.

He is survived by his parents of Golden Valley; and a sister: Machelle (and Todd) Witte-Johnson of Minneapolis.