Harriet J. Whitt, 93, of Mason City, IA, died Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Heritage Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, with Pastor Ed Bard, Chaplain – Hospice of North Iowa officiating. Interment will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM on Tuesday (September 3, 2013) at Major Erickson Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the Harriet Whitt memorial fund in care of the family. Harriet was born July 7, 1920, in Baxter, IA, the daughter of Claude and Stella (Montz) Abbott. She graduated from Mason City High School in 1938. Harriet was united in marriage to John “Roger” Whitt on February 2, 1939, in Waterloo, IA. She was a homemaker who enjoyed baking – especially homemade buns and cinnamon rolls. She also enjoyed gardening and taking care of her chickens. She had true dedication to her family – always putting them first. Harriet was also an excellent seamstress. Harriet is survived by her 3 children: Sharon Ott and husband Larry of Rockford, IA, Charles Whitt and wife Sandra of Mason City, and Jack Whitt and wife Jan of Mishawaka, IN; 9 grandchildren: Mark Ott, Brenda Ritter, Gwen Girvan, Todd Ott, Jayne Rongistch, Anthony Whitt, Lani Lonning, Ryan Whitt and Andy Whitt; 17 great grandchildren: Ross Ott, Carl Ott, Anna Ott, Kayla Ritter, Eric Ritter; Becca Girvan, Tim Girvan, Allison Girvan, Emily Ott, Lindsay Ott, Courtney Ott, Nathan Rongistch, Megan Rongistch, Emma Rongistch, Cierra Larson, Bailey Whitt and Taylor Lonning; 1 great great grandchild: Olivia Ott; and 1 sister: Faye Nygard of Gresham, OR. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2005; 2 grandchildren: Linden Whitt and Adam Whitt; 3 siblings: June Luick, Bill Abbott, and a baby sister.
Interment will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery
Memorials may be directed to the Harriet Whitt memorial fund in care of the family
Visitation will be from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM on Tuesday (September 3, 2013) at Major Erickson Funeral Home
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at Major Erickson Funeral Home