Wassil Wituk, 88, of Batavia, formerly of Elburn, passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Oct. 25, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family.
He is survived by seven children, Helmut (Carole) Wituk, Mark (Cathy) Wituk, Judy (Jim) Woods, Fran (John) Joyner, Kathy McIlnay, Betty Wituk and Heidi (Joe) Jakubaitis; 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren with another on the way.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Katherine; one son, Jim Wituk; and a grandson, Randy Joyner.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m., with a funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. Fr. Karl Ganss, pastor of St. Gall Catholic Church, will officiate with private family interment following cremation.
A memorial has been established in his name to benefit his favorite charities. Checks may be made to the “Wassil Wituk Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com. The family wishes to thank a special care giver, Regina Rimaviciene of the Aurora Rehabilitation Center, where Wassil recently made his home, and especially Hospice Passages for their outstanding care for Wassil and the rest of the family, as well.