I just found out that Mark Wittrock passed away in 2019 and see he was a Navy Veteran - another Manningite I did not have listed in my Veterans section which continues to increase the number well over 1000.
Here is his obituary and farther below you can see some of his family history under Jim Wittrock's obituary...

Mark Anthony Wittrock

There will be no services.
Arrangements are entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home, Andover, Kansas, with an online guestbook available at www.heritageofandover.com.

Mark Anthony Wittrock, 60, Navy Veteran and Construction Contractor, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Wesley Woodlawn Hospital, Wichita, Kansas, with his loving wife by his side.

Mark was born on March 1, 1959, in Carroll, Iowa, to James and Myra (Meeves) Wittrock. He got his GED while in the service and later married Karen Patrick on April 20, 2007, in Winfield, Kansas.

Mark loved going to auctions, grilling, fishing with his older brother in Iowa and construction. He could build anything with bare hands, including a house from the ground up. He loved kids and dogs and was a regular donor to the Kansas Humane Society and the Cowley County Humane Society. He will be remembered as a loving and caring man; and even sometimes as Santa Claus around town.

Mark is survived by his loving wife Karen; father James; 4 children; 2 step-children; siblings Rick, Tom, Dave, John, Susan, and Sandy; 8 grandchildren and his dog Molly. He is also an uncle and great-uncle to several nieces and nephews and is survived by many other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother Myra and his dog Maggie.

1978 MHS graduates: Marsha Jean Beck, Bradley James Bjorkgren, Donald R. Blum, Bruce Michael Bruhn, Del Ray Christensen, Lynn Everett Christensen, Ann Crandall, Joan Elizabeth Croghan, JoAnne Rose Croghan, Patricia Joan Croghan, Cynthia Jolene Curlile, Anna Marie Drees, Robert Dean Ehlers, Michael G. Fara, Patricia Ann Ferneding, Lori Marie Foote, Janet Lee Genzen, Daniel Lee Gore, Hans Kristian O. Hegland, Mark Herman Hagedorn, Joan Marie Hass, Dean Raymond Heithoff (valedictorian), Gail Arlene Hoffmann, Sharon Dee Houghton, Charles Arthur Hughes, Kevin Lynn Irlmeier, Jeff Lynn Jahn, Brenda Sue Juels, Joyce Ann Justice, Joseph W. Kalkhoff, Paula Jean Kanne, Joni Kay Karsten, Thomas Walter Knop, Carlys June Kusel, Michael Linell, Mary Jane McNutt, Shirley L. Milkert, Jeffery Lee Mohr, Michael Dean Mohr, Joleen Kaye Muhlbauer, Neil V. Muhlbauer, Lori J. Mundt, Susana Beatriz Nakazaki, Jane Ellen Nelson, James Ivan Opperman, Steven Wayne Phillips, Diane Kay Reinke, Shirley Ann Renze, Daniel L. Rohe, Doris J. Rohe, Lonny Dean Rowedder, Jill Renee Schmarzo, Gregory Joseph Sextro, Leon E. Sporrer, Scott Alan Stripling, William Lee Strosahl, Richard George Struve, Donna Rae Stoelk, Steven Tank, Jean Marie Voege, Kevin Lee Vollstedt, Janelle Jo Wanninger, Kevin Gene Warner, Dean Michael Wegner, Donna R. Weiskircher, Kyle Lane Wiese, Kathleen Jean Willenborg (salutatorian), Randy Lee Willenborg, Ginger Wolfe, Donald Wurr

1978 former students: David Amsden, Dan Ashton, Jeff Bauer, Gayla Betterton, Mary Blasey, Andy Boell, Bill Brotherton, LouAnn Clipperton, Richard Drennen, Tom Espenhover, Tom Frisinger, Brian Grundmeier, John Hansen, Russ Hansen, John Hedburg, Kala Huldeen, Kathy Klinker, Mike Lake, Gail Lamaack, Melvin Leinen, Arlene Mathisen, Monica Mohr, Ron Moore, Julie Orey, Gail Pearson, Nanette Robertson, Kevin Rutherford, DeAnn Schlichte, Kevin Schumann, Margie Shipps, Lynn Sporrer, Jay Thompson, Wes Thygesen, Dale Vogl, Sharon Vogl, Karen Wiese, Mark Wittrock

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