Crystal Michelle Wittersheim

  • Born: June 21, 1974
  • Died: January 10, 2013
  • Location: Saint Clair Shores, Michigan

D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home

30009 Hoover Road
Warren, MI 48093

Tel. (586) 751-0444

Tribute & Message From The Family

Crystal Michelle Wittersheim, age 38, died on January 10, 2013 at St. John Macomb Oakland Hospital-Macomb Center, In Warren, Michigan. She was born June 6, 1974 in Garden City, Michigan to James (Theresa) Purcell and the late Anita (nee:Fall) Tuominen.

Shortly after graduation in 1992 from Annapolis High School in Dearborn Heights, Crystal worked some odds and ends jobs. She was a girl who enjoyed life to its fullest. Crystal loved her children with all her heart,...she would do anything for her babies. You could find her paging through magazines, catalogs, and books looking for ideas for her kids Halloween costumes. She would host the annual "Ugly Sweater" party at Christmas for her friends and family. If she wasn't having a Halloween or Christmas party you could always count of her to planning a made-up party or any random party just so everyone could get together. Crystal was wild, fun, loving, caring, and funny person. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her loving husband, Donald; her children, Makayla, Jacob, Hannah, Parker, and Daphney; her father, James Purcell; her siblings, Melissa, Michael, Amanda (Steve), Joey, Michael, and Randy; her nieces and nephews, Anita, Spencer, Lily, Addsion, Moira, and Kirsten. She is also survived by many other loving family members and friends. She was predeceased by her mother, Anita Tuominen.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 2pm until the time of her eulogy service at 5:30pm, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road).

Please share memories at her memory book.

Condolence & Memory Journal


Mom I miss you with all my hart if I were to see you I wood ask you a lot but I miss you so much really I cry ever time I see a photo of you I love you so much

Posted by Daphney Wittersheim - Warren, MI - Daughter   October 26, 2016

Crystal, sweet.beautiful Crystal. I miss you so much. I know youre in a bettter place now but sometimes i wish things werent the way they were...wish i wouldve had the chance To meet you before it was too late...met your kids at the funeral. They were Just as amazing as you Told me :) Love you and miss you

Posted by Elizabeth - clinton twp, MI - Friend   May 22, 2013

i still miss her and love her so much :(

Posted by Hannah Rose - daughter   May 18, 2013


Posted by joankraus - warren,mich., MI - mom I law   May 01, 2013

It has been almost a month since you passed away and i am missing you more and more each day. I stare at your picture all day long and read these polite and very nice messages people have been leaving for you. It just goes to show how many hearts you have touched. I keep remembering about all the memories when we were little and growing up together. The time i ran the station wagon almost into the river and you marched miles in the dark for a tow truck driver. Or the silly pranks you pulled on me when i was in the Navy. I wish you were here still and i still cant believe you are gone. I always want to text you like i always have done before or play our movie quote game. I know you are up there looking down on all of us, and i know one day we will meet again. Its hard to lose a mother, and then a sister in a lifetime, but i will stay strong and stay in your children's lives forever. You had an amazing husband and i will always be his brother. I miss you a lot Crystal and it hurts more than ever. Just seeing your precious smile puts a smile on my face and i know everything will be ok, especially since i know your in a much better place. I love you very much.

Michael J.

Posted by Michael Tuominen - Virginia Beach, VA - Brother   February 05, 2013

I'm no good at these types of things, or good byes. I Miss you Sunshine I know your no longer in pain and your partying with nanna, Grandpa Boo,grandpa Buzz. And hitting them rock concerts with Uncle Nicky :) I'm so happy we spent so much time togher most of my memories have you in them from our pb and J fight when i was about daffneys age to Hannah Rose suppose to be named not my birthday to baysitting on your first date with Don. And endless vactions with you :) I love you so much I miss you so much. I will see you on the other side Sunshine. I love you and I've never forgotten all our times togher you were my rock now I have to try to be a rock as strong as you are.

Posted by Nicole LaFleur - Southgate, MI - Cousin-god daughter   January 21, 2013

Two years ago I was claimed on a website to be someone's 'bestie' and from that day that woman grew to be a major part of my life. My life is richer for knowing her. We shared so many highs and lows and I will miss her greatly. Crystal was such a proud mother I was blessed to have her share some stories with me which always had me laughing. Condolences to all who have been affected by the passing of such an inspirational woman I know she was very important to a lot of people. Crystal "you're still a rockstar" and I bet you're showing off your "rock moves" As I promised I will think of you everyday my bestie.

Posted by Thomas J - England - Friend   January 15, 2013

I only knew Crystal from hanging with her online, especially back in the "MySpace days". She gave me many laughs and brightened many days. "Secret Agent Man" will forever be "Secret Asian Man" thanks to her LOL. I know she meant a lot to many people and will be missed more than words could ever say. My heart goes out to her husband, children, family and many friends.

Posted by George Stephens - Greenville, NC   January 15, 2013

Didn't know her that well except through online gaming. I thought she was a very funny person and that's why i sent here a friend request on cellufun. I'm very shocked to hear of her passing and she will be deeply missed by friends as well as family. I feel deeply for her close survivors. God bless them and God bless her AKA "beevomit" LoL

Posted by brad schneider - Warsaw, VA - online gaming friend   January 15, 2013

She was so sweet. I was so sick on my 37th bday n she sent me a birthday box. n online she called me her punkin seed. I will miss her badly.

Posted by april adams - fulton, MO - bff   January 14, 2013

Crystal(bee), you are truly an awesome person i will never forget the first time you spoke you me. You will be missed:(.

Posted by Owen P.(Razor) - FL - Friend   January 14, 2013

You will always be in my thoughts and in my heart. Miss you alot. Wish you knew how much you eere loved by everyone. You made big impacts on people with your wisdom and your heart. Never forgotten..

Posted by Mike Sharpe (machinistguy) - Lincoln Park, MI - Friend   January 14, 2013

So sorry Don and kids . I loved Crystal. Hope to see you soon.

Posted by Tina Briones Smith - Murfreesboro, TN - Friend   January 14, 2013

Crystal you will always be missed by everyone who knew you, your friends, your family, anyone who you have touched in life. I'm truly blessed to have met you and gotten to know you as we played arena family never dies. May u be an angel of god and watch over all.of us.

Posted by Danyell (NAME) - Allentown, PA - arena fam   January 14, 2013

Crystal you are very much missed by all of us and we love you

Posted by traci lesko - irwin, PA - friend   January 14, 2013

Dear Hannah, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom and I were born the same year, so same age. My deepest condolences.

Posted by Mrs. Sahadi - Hannah's Teacher   January 14, 2013


Mom, i will miss you and love you always. you were a very good mother to all of us and u mean the world to me. I want you to know that you will never be replaced in my heart no matter what you will always be my caring and loving mother. It is sad that your world has come to this but hey at least your not in pain anymore and your with Nanna, Grandpa Boo,Gramps and all of our lost loved ones <3 the know people all that of by lots missed be will you want to i><3. loved always and missed be will you><3 the -hannah awesomeness><3>

Posted by Hannah Rose Wittersheim - s.t clair shores, MI - Daughter   January 13, 2013

From knowing Crystal online and off, the thing she said that always stuck with me was right after Easter one year when she posted about coloring eggs with her kids. She ended with "I really love being a mom." She will surely be missed. Rest In Peace my friend. All my heartfelt sympathy to Don and the kids.

Posted by Kathy Allen - NC - Friend   January 13, 2013


There's so much I could say..I said some of it at the service tonight. When Crystal and I were teens one of our favorite Disney movies to watch was Cinderella..we LOVED that movie! Our favorite and most memorable part was with Jaq and Gus the mice..we would recite "Where's Gus Gus..oh well..res he got away (said in mouse voice)." At any given time we would just bust out and recite that part. We partied and danced a lot. Just about every weekend we'd go out and Rosie was always our designated driver (thank God.) Crystal and I were always partners in Euchre and we kicked butt at it. We had some dramatic emotional times in our lives and we were always there for each other. I remember Makayla, Jake, and Hannah's birth. She used to joke when she had Hannah because I was in the delivery room when she had her and say that I was Hannah's dad. Parker was born the day my husband and I got married and after that we went different routes in life. But I never forgot about her..I've always loved Crystal she was always my BFF. I never knew Daphney but I knew she had her. I hope and pray that Don and the kids will turn toward the Lord in this very difficult prayers are with you all. <3>

Posted by Melinda aka Minda - Allen Park, MI - old friend   January 13, 2013


i love you mom <3>

Posted by Hannah Wittersheim - st clair shores, MI - daughter   January 13, 2013

Mom, i love you very much and i hope you are with gramps and your mom and all of our loved ones in heaven .so how are they all? i miss all of them soo much and i cant believe that it would come to this day where you have passed you were my mom and noone in the world can replace you i hope you know that right? You were a very good one to. I miss you soo much already its hard to think that your gone just like that. Did you see dad fart at the funeral lol grandma jonie said you would of loved that lol. Well i love you and am always thinking about you R.I.P <3 you love i><3>

-Hannah Rose Wittersheim <3>

Posted by Hannah Wittersheim - S.T Clair shores, MI - Daughter   January 13, 2013


My prayers to all crystal's family and friends. She will be sorely missed.

Posted by Jennifer Herald - dearborn Heights, MI - High school   January 12, 2013

I have know Crystal for about 15years, she is related to a family member in my family. When I met crystal back then my daughter were very young, she use to babysit for me and I can honestly say my girls loved her and she always did a great job doing it. She would spoil them with having so much fun, Crystal and I became friends then grew apart due to our lives moving in different areas but we kept in touch there for awhile, I always had fun, she was always kind with a big heart and always smiled no matter what. Although we grew apart she was always in my heart, she will be missed, my heart goes out to her family but especially for her children and her husband.

Posted by Angeline Gregory - Wixom, MI - friend/ family   January 12, 2013

had some great memories with the family, you will be missed. r.i.p.

Posted by ron michalak - westland, MI - freind   January 12, 2013

First of all, I love everyones comments on here. She truely touched the hearts of many in ways she might not have even realized. She was my friend, one of the best i've ever had. She taught me many things without even knowing it, she made me laugh when times were hard, she helped me cry when the shoulder was needed. Our adventures together were irreplaceable and the memories of course will live on forever. I could write 10 pages of times we had and laughs we shared, but, i'll save that for another time. And anohter time there will be, I will share your stories forever. I will wear ugly sweaters, I will scream sing, and I will raise a glass to you for as long as live in this world and until we can meet again in next where I hope we can get back to our old tricks again. I miss you, I love you, I'll see you in another life.

Posted by Sheri - Taylor, MI - Friend   January 12, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss prayers for the family

Posted by Glenda Edmonds - Dearborn heights, MI - Friend of the family   January 12, 2013

Beevomit (Crystal) was a very good natured person so bubbly and full of life. I feel blessed to have known her in Arena <3>

Posted by Leilani aka leilei69 - gloucester, VA - friend   January 12, 2013

I was blessed to have known Crystal and be apart of her life for a short time, but in that short time I discovered what a great and precious lady she was and she will be missed dearly upon this earth!

Posted by Brian Doere aka cr4sh1 - Talbott, TN - friend   January 12, 2013

I was so blessed to have known Crystal for the short time I did. I will always remember her kindness and humor. She was an amazing person and will be missed.

Posted by Rainy - PA - Friend   January 12, 2013

The heavens have gained an angel and we all have lost a beautiful soul.Her light touched so many people.She will be truely missed.My prayers go to her family on this day

Posted by Anthony Langley - baltimore, MD - friend   January 12, 2013

Crystal aka bee vomit I never met you in person, but we met on battle arena. You're one of the nicest people on there. You're so bubbly, kind, and just tried to do anything to make someone smile! It will never be the same in arena without you there. I and all of us will always love you and will be ALWAYS ALWAYS BE A PART OF OUR ARENA FAM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS!!!!

Posted by Megra blade aka Megan - St. Paul, MN   January 12, 2013

You will be missed. You blessed arena with your friendship R.I.P

Posted by christy    January 12, 2013


I can remember first meeting Crystal in Red Hook ( I am a friend of Mike). She was such a fun loving kid (she was in her teens when I met her). Every time I came over to hang out with Mike, she had a smile on her face and was such a pleasure to be around.
God Bless and My Prayers are with you all

Posted by Jeff Pistritto - Farmington, NY - Friend   January 12, 2013

The memories are endless with for me and Crystal. Starting from when I was young, to the memories I have of her and my son lil Eric aka "willie whittersheim" we fought, we laughed, we cried, and we partied like the best of them! I also remember when her little ones were born. Makayla: I remember nana puttin pretty fluffy dresses on you. Jake: the best one of you I have with your mom, is when you were in her belly. I use to lay my head on her belly just to get you going.. (kickin away) Hannah: well, Crystal had the great idea to go for a swim... I didn't know that was the "master plan" to have you. We swam, and as soon as we got out, her water broke in Aunt Sandy's kitchen. Parker: Crystal and I were preg at the same time. Comparing bellies, crazy cravings, and the excitement that we were both having boy's! Daphney: I wasn't around much for her. She looks just like Crystal! Bubbly, fun loving, and full of smiles! Pocket full of sunshine! As most of you guys have mentioned, her parties were always pretty random, but always lots of laughs, and great times. She loved just havin everyone around, havin a good time pranking and laughing! Which reminds me.. shaving scotts eye brow was the funniest memory ever!! I believe we both pee'd a lil, we laughed so hard! And he had graduation the next day! Great stuff!! She will surely be missed, but never forgotten! With lots of love, hugs, and kisses!! See ya on the other side Crystal! <3>

Posted by Brandy Leonard - Imboden, AR - cousin   January 12, 2013

I am sorry for loss she is up in heaven watching over her loved ones.

Posted by Melissa and little Jason covert - Garden city, MI - Friend of the family   January 12, 2013

Sorry accidentally deleted message thru tears. Crystal you are very loved by many. I wish you knew how many people miss you right now, I am grateful to have met you and had such a wonderful person in my life. I remember us making plans the Thursday before you went into the hospital to go cut down a Christmas tree and maybe go bowling! Its the silly things like that that people cherish the most. I wish I could have came to see you at the hospital or at least sent flowers but times are tough. If I can't make it tomorrow to come see you I promise I will try to find your burial location and come see you. We all love and miss you and I hope that now you are pain free and can rest in peace knowing how many people miss and love you. I give her family my condolences I am sorry you have all lost an amazing person from your life! She was always here for me when I needed her, when I had surgery and tests done she always wanted to be there with me. I love you Crystal. Rest in peace.

Posted by Elizabeth - Clinton Township, MI - Friend   January 12, 2013

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Posted by Elizabeth - Clinton Township, MI - Friend   January 12, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a great person. She will be remembered by many and loved by all.

Posted by kim - blair, NE - friend   January 12, 2013

Crytal was my big sister that everyone should have. If you were to think of someone who was wild and free spirited and so caring it would be her. Her amazing smile and bubbly personality would turn a persons bad day upside down. She had an amazing family that need all the support they can get now. Her children are amazing and have great memories. The memories I have of her I will cherish. I know she is my gaurdian angel now that will help guide me through the hard times, and will be there to celebrate the good times. Although you are no longer here physically, you will always be with me spiritually. Everyone who had the privalidge to know how amazing my sister was lucky. Those who knew her personality know how funny she was. So the next time you are having a christmas party remember the sweater parties she had. And if you are sleeping you can bet she is right there waiting to prank you. I will always love you Crystal with all my heart and you will always be my big sis. Your in good hands now and with mom again. Please guide everyone in the right direction as the way you would have if you were still here today. Please dance and give mother a hug for me. Until we meet again, I love you with all my heart.

Posted by Michael Tuominen (lil brother) - virginia beach, VA - brother   January 11, 2013