Natalie Slocumb Witte
The Angelus has come. On November 3rd, 2022, Natalie Anita Slocumb Witte departed on the journey of her parents, husband Ken and sister Aileen to the Place of Rest. Natalie was born to Ira Otis and Anita Ida Kuechenmeister Slocumb on September 24, 1928, at Myrtle Werth Hospital in Menomonie, WI. Her parents took her home to the house she has lived in, visited or owned her entire life.
Her survivors include her brother, Chuck (Alanna) Slocumb; seven children: Anita (Bill) Wiese Menomonie WI, Ken Witte (Julie Beckmann) Austin TX, Bill Witte Apalachin NY, Dave (Joy) Morris Lethbridge Alberta Canada, Jim (Nicole) Witte Naperville IL, Liz (Rick) Hinrichs Seattle WA, Patty Witte Madison WI; nineteen grandchildren: Nate (Amber) Wiese Meridian ID, Will Wiese Kotzebue AK, Galen (Becca) Madison WI, Jon (Amy) Witte El Dorado CA, Ryan Beckmann Austin TX, Bethlehem (Jim) Post Binghamton NY, Mercy(Greg) Senger Latham NY, Grace Witte East Berlin PA, Hope (Ryan) Nichols Newnan GA, Joy (Chevy) Randall Whitney Point NY, Harmony Morris Lethbridge Alberta. Josiah Witte, Eliya Witte, Hezekiah Witte, Nehemiah Witte, Zephaniah Witte, Hosanna Witte Naperville IL. Kristine Hinrichs and Katherine Hinrichs Auburn WA.
Bisabuela to sixteen great grandchildren: Harley Wiese, Emersyn Wiese, Samaria (Joe) Keeler, Jerry Emmons, Levi Emmons, Gregory Senger, Teddy Senger, Oren Nichols, Juniper Nichols, Maple Randall, Sparrow Randall, Atlas Randall, Echo Randall, Jada Austin, Mia Austin, Theo Witte.
Aunt to: Steve Irwin Minneapolis MN, Bob (Karen) Irwin Verona WI, Riley Irwin Placerville CO, Reese (Ashley) Irwin and Emilia Naperville IL, Eleanor Witte (Stan Hartz) Broomfield CO, Sherri (Dean) Demetre Los Angeles CA, Rory Slocumb Menomonie WI, Vicky Slocumb Menomonie WI.
Natalie worked as a registered nurse for 50 years, holding many offices and serving on boards in the Wisconsin Nurses Association. She was a president of the UW School of Nursing Alumni Association. Natalie was very active in SEIU, the bargaining agent for nurses. While others worked to increase wages, Natalie's focus was to promote living a fairly normal life as compatible with being a dedicated nurse.
She worked as an election official and a tax preparer in retirement. She did a variety of volunteer activities including her church, Wisconsin Historical Society, and Literacy Network. She appreciated and was dedicated to the many friends and family who supported her in this life, wishing that God grant all wisdom and peace. Remember to vote.
A memorial service will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church, 6101 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705 at 11 am on July 7, 2023. A luncheon will follow the service. Private graveside service to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to Madison Area Food Pantry Gardens (www.foodpantrygardens.org) would be appreciated.
May God grant you all wisdom and peace. Amen.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
3610 Speedway Road Madison