Francis L. Witucki

Francis L. Witucki

Francis L. Witucki, 83, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 6:24 am January 10, 2022 at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon. He was born August 18, 1938 in South Bend, Indiana to the late Alex A. and Annette R. Witucki. Francis married Jeanette (Myers) Witucki on September 3, 1960. They were blessed with nearly forty-six years of marriage before she preceded him in death on June 21, 2006.

Francis is survived by his daughter, Karen (Witucki) Kelley; son, Kevin Witucki; grandchildren, Mary E. Witucki, Braden S. Kelley and wife, Natalie, Brianna N. Kelley and fiancé, Matt Breeze, Alexander C. Witucki, Lane M. Witucki; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Francis was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Jessica A. Kelley; son-in-law, James “Tab” Kelley; brother, Donald Witucki; sister-in-law, Mary Witucki.

Mr. Witucki proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was in the Critical Skills Program during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Francis graduated Washington-Clay High School in 1956 and went on to receive his Bachelors in Chemical Engineering at Tri State College (Trine University) in Angola, Indiana. In June of 1960, Francis started working for General Tire as Chief Chemist. After thirty-six years he retired on July 1, 1996. Francis enjoyed woodworking, yard work, and rocks. He was a loving, father, grandfather and will be greatly missed.

A Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Newell Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 am with Pastor Jan Worms officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Memorials may be made in Francis’s honor to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Call Newell Funeral Home at 618-246-0100 or visit for further information.

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