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Arvid Vilas Witt

March 28, 1927 ~ November 16, 2020 (age 93)

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Born March 28, 1927 in Norfolk, Nebraska to Chester and Emma Witt.

In 1935 Arvid’s family left Nebraska and moved to Westminster, Colorado where he graduated from Union High School in 1945. Shortly after graduation Arvid enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving through the remainder of WWII as part of the United States Navy Air Crew. 

In 1950 he attended Officer Candidate Training and earned his flight wings and commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the United States Air Force

Arvid flew cargo and medivac planes for Military Transport Service.

 He was assigned to USAF Bases in Utah, Oklahoma, Illinois, Texas, Alabama, Colorado, Turkey, and Bases throughout Europe.  He served during the Korean War flying from Southern Japan, Brady AFB. 

Upon Retirement from the USAF, Arvid was hired by United Airlines as a Flight Simulator Instructor at Stapleton Airport. Soon he was flying 720,727 and 737 aircraft, as a United Airlines Pilot.

Besides the love of flying, Arvid was an avid hunter and fisherman, which he passed along to his sons.    He was also instrumental in starting the Fort Collins Soccer Club and Fort Collins Soccer Club Arsenal programs.   He enjoyed living with his wife and daughter over the past year and a half and spending quality time with his family.

Arvid is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara, sons Steve (Betty) Witt, Corbin (Katherine) Witt, Glenn (Laurie) Witt and daughter Kathi Witt. 

Grandchildren: Amanda (Jason) Stone, Melanie (Jon) Witt-Wilson, Maggie (Mike) Arb, Jane Witt, Abbey Witt, Joseph Witt and great grandson, James Arb. 

In Lieu of Flowers, the family requests that you consider making a donation to the following charities:  American Cancer Association or to Porter Hospice.  See information below.



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American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

Porter Hospice at the Johnson Center
5020 East Arapahoe Road, Littleton CO 80122
Tel: 1-303-694-3545

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