John DeWitt 212th MP CO (SD) 1970-1971

UPCOMING SERVICEMemorial serviceFeb, 26 20221:30p.m.Brophy ChapelSend FlowersOf Phoenix, Arizona Died January 18 of Covid Pneumonia at the age of 73. John was a native of St. Paul, Minnesota. He was retired from the St. Paul Police Department and the Army Reserves and proudly served in Vietnam. He was an enthusiastic consumer of life’s joys. He loved to golf. He was known for his generous friendship, his laugh that often consumed the end of his sentences, his manners, his delight in learning new things, and his kindness. In life, John was a voracious reader, a skier, a boater, an anglophile, and a supporter of the rookie and underdog. John is survived by his wife, Jane Lannin DeWitt, son, Sean DeWitt (Amy Bohl Flint) of Fairplay, Colorado, daughter, Kaija DeWitt-Allen (Matt Allen) with granddaughter Leila Allen of Jersey City, New Jersey; and brother William P. DeWitt, Jr. (Patricia DeWitt) of Forest Lake, Minnesota. As well as beloved nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by parents William and Zona DeWitt. A memorial and celebration of life will be held at Brophy Chapel in Phoenix, AZ, February 26 at 1:30 p.m. Masks will be required. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Pets for Vets, an organization that connects military veterans with rescued animals and where John served as a board member. (

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