KITNER, Jess 1883-1966
KITNER, PETRIE, KLUVER
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/2/2015 at 07:51:39
Services Held Monday For Jess Kitner
Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Dike First Methodist Church for Jess Kitner, 82. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Grundy Center.
Mr. Kitner passed away at 7:15 p.m. Friday evening, Jan. 21, 1966 at the Grundy Memorial Hospital after having been a patient there for four days. Engelkes Funeral Home was in charge of the body which was brought to the Dike Funeral Chapel on Saturday.
Rev. Lloyd Bair officiated at the services. Music was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Graves with Mrs. James Becker presiding at the organ. Mrs. Lawrence Mark and Mrs. John Volberding were in charge of the flowers. Pallbearers were Peter Badje, Ted Gerdes, Wm. Putney, Earl Hayes, John Volberding and Clarence Bowers.
Among the relatives and friends attending the services were those from Forest City, Lake Mills, Zearing, Union, Eldora, Cedar Rapids, Vinton, LaPorte City, Independence, Gladbrook, Waterloo, Evansdale and other area towns.
Women of the Dike First Methodist Church served dinner to the immediate family and friends at the Legion Hall at noon and were in charge of coffee and lunch served at the Church following the services.
Jess Kitner was born August 29, 1883 at New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pa., the son of Henry and Eliza Petrie Kitner. He moved to Grundy county in 1901 and worked as a farm hand in the Lincoln, Iowa area. He was married to Jennie Kluver on Dec. 15, 1912. They farmed in the county until his retirement to Dike 18 years ago.
He is survived by his wife, three sons--Edward and Arthur of Independence and Delbert of LaPorte City and 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 January 1966, pg 6
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