Eldon D. “Pee Wee” Witthuhn, 70, Hays, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at his home.

He was born Sept. 21, 1948, in Great Bend to Harold and Harriett D. (VanDegrift) Witthuhn. He married Teresa L. (Showalter)-Baldwin on Dec. 19, 1970, at Lawrence.

He worked in the speech-language pathology field for 30 years , most recently with Aegis Therapies at area nursing homes and home health services. He retired in 2016 due to his health. He grew up in Bazine and was a 1966 graduate of Bazine High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in speech and received his master’s degree in speech-language pathology, both at Fort Hays State University. He was a member of the FHSU RATs. He lived in Lawrence for a few years, then lived in Bazine for 16 years and moved to Hays in 1989. He enjoyed golfing, blues music and the family trips they had every year.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa Witthuhn, of the home; three sons, Ryan Shrader and wife, Kandra, Houston, Texas, Kelly Witthuhn, Denver, Colo., and Jonathan Witthuhn, Hays; two daughters, Amy Cook and husband, Miles, WaKeeney, and Sarah McCarty and husband, Chad, Hays; six grandchildren, Chloe and Abbott Shrader, Hayden and Carson Cook, and Katelynn and Ethan McCarty; two brothers, Hal Witthuhn and wife, Sherry, Ellis, Kevin Witthuhn and wife, Debbie, Bazine; one nephew, Trent Witthuhn and wife, Kendra; and one niece, Wende Witthuhn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Verta Witthuhn.

A celebration of life reception will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Hays VFW, 22nd and Vine. A private family inurnment will be at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to the family in care of Teresa Witthuhn.

Services by Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd Street.

Condolences can be left at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or to clinesmortuary@eaglecom.net.