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KITCH, Marvin John


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 11/19/2010 at 13:29:49

"The Fairfield Ledger", Monday, November 15, 2010, Page 8

KITCH, Marvin John -- Marvin John KITCH, 88, of 2117 145th St., died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 13, 2010, at SunnyBrook Assisted Living Center in Fairfield.

A funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Fairfield, with the Rev. Stephen C. Page officiating. Interment, with military honors, will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Fairfield.

Family visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Raymond Funeral Home in Fairfield, with a wake service at 6:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Marvin Kitch memorial fund.

Online condolences may be sent at www.raymondfuneralhomes.com.

Mr. KITCH was born Nov. 9, 1922, in Mount Pleasant, the son of Howard and Cecelia VAN DER SNICK KITCH. He married Gene Lois SCHWAB April 23, 1949, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in East Pleasant Plain.

Mr. KITCH grew up on the family farm, 2 miles north of Mount Pleasant until moving to Milton, where he graduated from Milton High School. Mr. KITCH attended Parsons College in Fairfield. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Following Mr. KITCH's military service, he moved to Fairfield where he farmed. In addition to farming, he was a feed and seed dealer. He had worked at the Ordinance Plant in Fort Madison and the Dexter Company in Fairfield.

Mr. KITCH was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Fairfield, 4th degree Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Eagles Club.

Survivors include three daughters, Jan LEVINSON and husband Ken of Fort Collins, Colo., Kathy KITCH and husband Dick HANTELMAN of Dubuque and Mary Rose KITCH of Fairfield; two sisters, Rita VAN DER SNICK and Shirley KITCH, both of Fairfield; and two brothers, Wendell KITCH of Fairfield and Ronald KITCH of Cedar Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; two infant daughters, Marla Rae and Suzanne; two infant sons, Leslie and Terry; three brothers, Reuben, Bill and Donald KITCH; and one sister, Jean McGEE.

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