Tyrel and Logan Witt finished their final battle with Battens disease, completed their teaching mission on this earth, and went home to the loving peace of their Heavenly Father.
The boys passed away at home in the arms of their loving family. Born within nine minutes of each other on Oct. 9, 1997, they left this world within nine hours of each other — Tyrel on May 4, 2007 and Logan on May 5, 2007.
The boys spent their short time on this earth teaching others the meaning of patience and love.
Those privileged to be in their presence were bathed in the pure love that emanated from these special little boys.
The sons of Leo and Linda Witt, of Heber City, they are survived by their parents, sisters Melissa and Brittany Witt, and grandmother Nelda McNeil, of Daniel.
They are preceded in passing by their grandfather Michael N. (Mick) McNeil, and grandparents Floyd L. Witt and Wilma A. Witt.
A viewing will be at the Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home, Heber, on Wednesday, May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Thursday, May 10, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Heber 5th Ward Stake Center, 150 North 200 West. Heber, prior to the services, which will be held at 11 a.m. Interment will be held at the Heber City Cemetery.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the B.D.S.R.A., an organization dedicated to the ending of Battens Disease, 120 Humphries Dr. Suite 2, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068.
Jennifer McDonald, a self-described lifelong Republican, was selected as the Summit County Republican Party chair last week.