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William Joseph (Bill) Witting, of Columbia and formerly of Boonville, passed away October 8, 2007 at his home. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Columbia, followed by a funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. A private burial will be held at Columbia Cemetery. Bill was born July 18, 1938 to Margaret Jacobsmeier Witting and George Witting, in Houghton, Iowa. His family later moved to Davenport, Iowa where he lived until he married Joanne Duffy April 20, 1963. He was a federal bank examiner before moving to Boonville in 1973 to become CEO of Mid Missouri Savings and Loan Association. Survivors include his wife, Joanne of 44 years, daughter, Kathy Niederhelm and husband Hank, sons, Joe Witting and wife Nikki, Tom Witting and wife Lori, Jim Witting and wife Jenette, daughters, Jennifer Costain and husband Phil, Angela Youtsey and husband Mike, along with eleven grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers, Frank and Wilfred Witting and sister, Mary Ann Halligan. Preceding him in death are his parents, Margaret Theresa and George Witting. Memorials may be left with the family for a use to be determined later.