October 26, 1932 - February 9, 2019


Harley O., age 86, of Richfield, MN; passed away February 9, 2019, surrounded by his family. Survived by RomaLee, his loving wife of 60 years; sons, Keith (Lori) Witte and Blake (Pam) Witte; daughter Rhonda (Mitch) Weinzetl; and grandchildren, Ian (Katie) Witte; Luke (Rebekah) Weinzetl; Cayla Witte; Blake Witte; Conrad Weinzetl; Victoria Witte; Logan Witte; Rachel Witte; Genevieve Weinzetl.

Harley proudly served in the US Navy from 1951-1957 as a Second Electronics Technician. He was posted in the South Pacific on the island of Guam. His team participated in Search and Rescue and he was commended for spotting a survivor of a fishing boat mishap at sea.

Harley met RomaLee at Faribault High School and started dating in 1953. They married in 1958. Living in Richfield, MN from 1961 to 2014 before moving to Lakeville, MN where they reside at The Fountains at Hosanna.

He worked in the Real Estate industry for many years before he started his own Real Estate Appraisal business.

There were many years of family camping, fishing, waterskiing, and travel. In retirement Harley and RomaLee enjoyed winter travel to Fort Walton Beach, FL with their friends and made many others. Golfing, gardening, doing handyman projects, playing with his grandchildren and watching his windmill were many of his pleasures. Family was a very important part of his life.

Harley was surrounded by his loving family when he left his earthly body and went to be with our Lord. He was a long time member of Woodlake Lutheran Church in Richfield.

A celebration of Harley’s life will be held in the Spring.

Memorials preferred to honorflighttwincities.org or arthritis.org


7 Comments

  1. Rhonda Weinzetl says:

    Miss you Daddy, rejoice in heaven!

  2. Jacquie Lentz says:

    Thinking of you all with prayers and happy thoughts of Harley!

  3. Shari Cullen says:

    Uncle Harley was a very special Birthday buddy of mine that I will miss greatly. He was a wonderful man and I am blessed to have so many great memories of him. He loved his family with all his heart and have raised three wonderful children. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I am sure my mom is there to welcome him into Heaven with a big hug❤️

  4. Jodi says:

    Prayers for each of you! Peace and strength during this time of loss. You have wonderful memories filled with love. Harley is celebrating in heaven!

  5. Anne Romstad says:

    Prayers and condolences from the Romstad family. Harley was blessed with an incredible wonderful family.

  6. Sandy Wallace Trudeau says:

    Dear Witte Family;
    My sincere sympathy on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Although it’s been many years since I babysat Keith, Blake and Rhonda, I remember your family well and fondly. Mr Witte (as I addressed him because it was a different time) was always a kind gentleman. Mrs. Witte, I appreciated your teaching talents and parenting skills. I dearly loved babysitting your children, even after I started college because your family was my favorite. So sorry for your loss.

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