Georgia “Jo” Rose Witte, 87

Georgia “Jo” Rose Witte, 87, of Chatfield, passed peacefully Sunday March 24, 2019, at her home with her family by her side.

Georgia was born Sept. 30, 1931, in Simpson to Marie (Bingham) and Martin Weber. She attended Pleasant Grove country school and graduated from Stewartville High School in Stewartville. On Jan. 29, 1952, she married Gerald Witte at St. Bridget Church in Simpson. They resided in Chatfield before moving to Tampa Bay, Fla., for a short period of time before settling back down in Chatfield.

She is survived by three daughters, Robin Kent, Sue Schuchard and Tonia Hareldson, all of Chatfield; four grandchildren, Angela (Will) Hareldson of Rochester, David (Carrie) Kent of Rochester, Tina (John) Slawson of Chatfield, and Amanda Schuchard of Rochester; three great-grandchildren, Breanna Schuchard and Katrina and Jarrod Slawson; and two stepgreat-grandchildren, Austin and Katelynn Slawson.

She is preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, Jerry; her parents; a brother and sister; and two sons-in-law.

She worked at Mayo Clinic for numerous years before retiring,  After retiring she worked part-time at  Kwik Trip  Dairy Queen for a few years so she had “crazy money.”

She enjoyed baking, fishing, camping, traveling, barbecues and spending time with her family and friends. Her kind heart and fun-loving spirit will forever be missed.

She will forever be remembered for running the first car-pool to Mayo Clinic for many Mayo employee Chatfield residents and her dedication to the Woman’s Axillary VFW Chatfield Chapter.

The family would like to thank Mayo Hospice for all the great care that was given to Jo.

Georgia wished for a private family service. A celebration of life was held on Saturday, March 30 at the Chatfield VFW.

Online condolences are welcome at or may be sent to the family at c/o Witte Family PO Box 506, Chatfield, MN 55923.