Arnold Roger Witke


Arnold Roger Witke, former Conference Chancellor and Legal Advisor to the Conference, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2023.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 1 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church (3700 Cottage Grove, Des Moines, Iowa). Visitation will be held Friday, February 24, 2023 from 5-7 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church.

Mr. Witke served as Conference Chancellor and Legal Advisor to the Conference from 1992 through 2003. 

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Darlene; their children, Mark (Sarah), Greg (JoEllyn), Paula (Pat) Green, Todd (Coreen); 9 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

A full obituary may be found at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home & Crematory

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Grace United Methodist Church, whose programs and ministries meant so much to Roger.

Bishop Bigham-Tsai and the Cabinet - February 21, 2023