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Michael Wayne Witcraft

September 18, 1943 - October 27, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 2, at Cornerstone Fellowship in Sweet Home.

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Michael Wayne Witcraft, 74, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Friday, October 27. He was born in Sweet Home to John F. and Ruth (Gerard) Witcraft.

He was raised in Sweet Home, where he attended Sweet Home schools. He enlisted in the United States Marines November of 1960 and was honorably discharged in November of 1964.

Michael earned his Associates of Arts degree at Linn Benton Community College. He then lived in Chiloquin where he worked with his brother, John, in the woods. He later moved to Southern California where he chauffeured his uncle all over the United States. Eventually he returned to Sweet Home where he met and married Erma Jean Arnold on November 27, 1986. He tried his hand at operating a bailing business, and, later, he and Jean started an adult foster care home.

He enjoyed reading and watching old Westerns. He even wrote some short stories of his own. He was very fond of his nieces and nephews. More recently he enjoyed shooting pool at the senior center.

Michael is survived by his wife, Erma Jean, of Sweet Home; step-children Darla Acaco of Bakersfield, California, Tony Young of Wright City, Oklahoma, and Darrel Barrigan of Sweet Home; sisters Ellen and her husband, Dennis Hankins, of Sweet Home and Becky Blank of Sweet Home; sister-in-law Dorothy Witcraft of Klamath Falls; brother-in-law Charles Carter of Springfield; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers John and Patrick; sisters Nadine Carter and Jackie Heidenreich; an dbrothers-in-law Karl Heidenreich and Tom Blank.

Memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 2, at Cornerstone Fellowship in Sweet Home.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.