Marilyn Witt

Marilyn Johanna Witt

Thursday, August 2nd, 1934 - Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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Marilyn J. Witt went to her eternal home Thursday, October 29, 2020.

Marilyn was born eighty-six years ago to William and Terena Heersink in Alamosa, Colorado. She attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan for two years before she came home and married her school sweetheart, Laurens Witt, who she was married to for sixty-three years.

Before Marilyn worked as a paraprofessional in the Alamosa School District for many years, she worked in the local hospital. She was an active member in her church, the Alamosa Christian Reformed Church, teaching Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, and attending Bible Studies. She volunteered as a Hospital Ambassador with her warm smile and willingness to help.

She loved to read, play the piano, garden, read her Bible, and visit with friends and family. She had a big, compassionate heart for anyone and everyone who was hurting. Her faith in her Lord and Savior ran deep and strong and was concerned for her loved ones’ spiritual walk. She was known as a sweet, caring, amazing, encouraging, and kind Christian woman.

Marilyn was a wonderful and thoughtful mother who will be missed by her children – Lauralyn Marshall of Illinois, Mark Witt of Missouri, Kenton (Melanie) Witt of Iowa, and Lynnette (Brett) Marino of Alamosa; along with her four grandchildren – three grandsons and one granddaughter.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Laurens Witt of Alamosa; her sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Bud Tolsma of Alamosa; brother-in-law, Adolf Heersink of California; her parents, William and Terena Heersink of Alamosa; along with other family members.

A Visitation will be held Friday, November 6, 2020 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the Alamosa Christian Reformed Church in Waverly. Private interment will be held in the Alamosa Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to the Marilyn Witt Fund at the Alamosa Christian Reformed Church, 1861 County Road 10 South, Alamosa, Colorado 81101.

Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences, tributes and words of strength for Marilyn’s family, please visit
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 6th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, November 6th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Rogers Family Mortuary Alamosa
    205 State Ave
    Alamosa, Colorado 81101
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 11:00am
    Alamosa Christian Reformed Church
    1861 County Road 10 South
    Alamosa, Colorado 81101
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    Pastor Philip VanderWindt
  • Interment

    City of Alamosa Cemetery
    2200 State Avenue
    Alamosa, CO 81101
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Mary Cline

Posted at 03:08pm
I worked with Marilyn for a number of years at Evans Elementary. She was one of the nicest, kindest people I have ever known. Her kind and gentle manner made her a favorite in the library and we in the office knew if we needed any help from her she would gladly do whatever we asked. She was a special lady and I am so glad I got to know her and spend time around her. Lynette my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family during this difficult time.

Mary Cline

Lynnette Marino Posted at 11:07am

Thanks, Mary! She loved working at Evans!

Holly Navratil

Posted at 01:19pm
Marilyn always had a smile on her face when she greeted me. I will miss that heart-felt smile. We both were Ambassadors at SLV Health.

Lynnette Marino Posted at 11:10am

Thanks, Holly! My mom loved going on Tuesdays for Ambassadors. She was disappointed when she couldn't do it anymore.


Posted at 11:03pm
Mrs. Witt, what a precious soul. God bless her family and friends. She left a mark on many in a beautiful way.

Marsha Gallagher

Posted at 11:52am
Lynnette, and all of Marilyn's family,
Your Mom was a beautiful soul and will be dearly missed by all of us. She was truly a sweet, caring, kind, compassionate and lovely lady that we loved through the many years we knew her. Marilyn's warmth, smile and encouragement were gifts that she generously shared with us. We both loved visiting with her after church and she always had so much wisdom to share. We have many fond memories of Marilyn from working at Waverly School together, our Bible Studies and her thoughtful responses serving in Christian Women's Club together, Vacation Bible School, Church activities and her friendship through the years. She was such a sweetheart and her shining light will stay with us. Thank you for sharing this remarkable person with us. Our heartfelt condolences to all of you!
Marsha and Tim Gallagher

Lynnette Marino Posted at 11:10am

Thanks, Tim and Marsha! She loved you both dearly.

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