Thursday, September 17, 2015

Herman Witasek

Herman J. Witasek


Born:
October 16, 1913
Lankin, ND

Died:
July 25, 1963
Oshkosh, WI

Career
1928-29 Lankin High School - North Dakota (High School)
1929-30 Lankin High School - North Dakota (High School)
1930-31 Lankin High School - North Dakota (High School)
1932-33 University of North Dakota (College)
1933-34 University of North Dakota (College)
1934-35 University of North Dakota (College)
1937-38 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)
1938-39 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)
1939-40 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)
1940-41 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)
1941-42 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)


Witasek was born in Lankin, North Dakota, to Rudolph and Minnie Witasek. He graduated from Lankin High School in 1931. A 1935 graduate of University of North Dakota, Witasek played five years in the NBL. He later served during World War 2, attaining the rank of Major while stationed primarily at Fort Wolters in Texas.  After the war, he operated a candy distributorship in Oshkosh.

He married Phylllis Stull (1931-2001) in 1938 and the couple had one son, Thomas. Witasek died in Oshkosh in his sleep at the age of 49.

Source:
Obituary, Oshkosh Daily Northwestern - July 25, 1963
Green Bay Press-Gazette, July 26, 1963

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/w/witashe01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=witashe01

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