Ann Marie Wittkopf of Eau Claire went home to God on June 20, 2018.

Ann was born in Strum, WI to Irving and Ruth (Gunderson) Wraalstad. She lived in Eau Claire her entire adult life. She married Richard Holum. Together they had 3 children. They divorced, and she married William R. Wittkopf, her love the past 54 years.

Ann is survived by her loving husband William Roger and children: L. Richard (Joan) Holum, Patricia Johnson and Debra (Steve) Gladwell. She is further survived by her grandchildren: Joel (Shannon), Tony, Danica (Brent), Laura (Ross), Stephan, and Jason; great-grandchildren: Sebastian, Baylie, Braden, Elliott, Alex, Annika, and Sawyer; and brother Duane (Pat) Wraalstad; as well as several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Mayo Clinic Hospice for their care the past few months.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Bonita Thompson and Maxine Sandor.

A memorial visitation will take place on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 11:00 to 3:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel. Burial at Lakeview Cemetery will take place after the visitation. There will be no funeral service. Family and friends may leave online condolences at


  1. We will truly miss you Ann. You were a wonderful neighbor and we are so very blessed to have had the pleasure of knowing you. May you rest peacefully.

  2. Roger and family,
    There was never a sweeter lady than your Annie…remember many good times bowling in years past…My deepest sympathy to all of you in your loss.

    Arletta Rud
    Old friend and neighbor…

  3. My deepest sympathies to Uncle Roger , Dick, Patty, Debbie and your families.
    Aunt Ann had a big heart and a way to make you feel special. She made every conversation memorable. We were spoiled to have her as our own when she and Uncle Duane visited on our Mother’s 75th. We our thankful for the hospitality She and Uncle Rog always extended to our family on our summer visits in our youth. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Cousin Roger and family,
    Sending sincere condolences on your loss…but please be assured of Ann’s continued presence and love for you in the days and weeks ahead…
    I am truly sorry for being unable to attend the services due to work, but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all- love, Deb, Tim, and Michael

  5. My deepest sympathies to Uncle Rog, and to all of Aunt Ann’s family. I know that distance has kept us apart, but I will never forget the many summer vacations we spent with you. Those memories make me smile and that’s how it should be. God bless the sisters, Ann, Bonnie and my mom, Maxine who are reunited once again.

  6. Dear Roger and Families,
    Our family stories have crossed paths since first being next door neighbors on Churchill Street in 1971. Our son, Dan, also played some travel ball with grandson Joel. When Ann and Roger moved to Starr Avenue, we weren’t too far behind moving “down the road” to Redwood Drive not too long afterwards. Please know that we are very sorry for your loss. May Ann have freedom from any earthly pain and an eternal reward after a life well lived.
    Bill and Cathy McCann

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