On the morning of July 19th, 2021 Gina Wittner laid in the loving arms of her husband Leon and daughter Grace at their family home in Broomfield, Colorado as she was reunited with God and her late daughter, Sara Wittner. Gina was known for her contagious smile, compassion for all, and a creative mind. Gina was born in Buffalo, New York to Margret Cederman and Carmen Mandarino. Gina moved to Colorado in 1977 and graduated from Ranum Highschool in 1980. In the winter of 1983 Gina married her true love, Leon G. Wittner III. Gina and Leon raised two beautiful and kind daughters, Sara Wittner and Grace Sekera. Gina worked as a secretary for her beloved church, Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, for 17 years, and enjoyed directing Vacation Bible School. In June of 2016, Gina and Leon decided to grow their family and joyously adopted six children: Alexis Lopez, Miranda Herrera, Prisilla Herrera, and Anthony, Samuel, and Yoanna Wittner. Gina cherished becoming a grandma to Jaziel, Rosalyn, and Luis Quezada-Lopez. Gina was passionate about caring for others and reveled in being a mother and grandmother.
Gina leaves a legacy of true commitment to her family and friends, with whom she enjoyed watching showtunes, traveling, and sharing the large Italian meals she cooked.
Gina is survived by her husband: Leon G. Wittner III; children: Grace Sekera, (Husband: Tristen Sekera), Alexis Lopez (Partner: Jose Quezada), Miranda Herrera, Prisilla Herrera, and Anthony, Samuel, and Yonna Wittner; grandchildren, Jaziel, Rosalyn, and Luis Quezada-Lopez; sisters: Sandra Mandarino, Camille Mandarino, and Linda Vanvarsveld; nieces and nephews: James, Teresa, and Jesse Downey, Anthony Mandarino, Melissa Bernier, Brett Hoffman III, Jennifer Parker and Joseph Tollas, Kathryn Moore, Benjamin Moore, Noel, Simon, Lucy, Shannon, Ryan, and Seann Wittner. Gina is preceded by her daughter: Sara Wittner (survived by Fiancé Jacob Strong); grandparents: Rose Danhauser, Amerigo and Adelaide Mandarino; parents: Margaret Cederman and Carmen Mandarino; sister: Antonette Downey; nephew: Vincent Mandarino.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am on July 28th at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 500 Drake St. Denver CO 80221. A reception will follow the service at the church.
Grave service will be at 2:00 at the Broomfield County Commons cemetery!
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