Kenneth C. Kitterman, 91, long time resident of Webster City, died Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Southfield Wellness Community where he had lived since 2014. A Memorial Service will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Asbury United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the church.
Kenneth Charles Kitterman, was born September 19, 1926, at Schaller, the son of Harry Nathan and Minnie (Freseman) Kitterman. After graduation from Schaller High School in 1943, he attended Grinnell College, and following that he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1944-1946. Ken earned a four year teaching certificate from the Iowa State teachers college and went on to teach industrial arts in Grand Junction for two years and was a coach and teacher at Geneseo Community Schools.
On December 23, 1951 Ken married Bonnie Caudle in Ellsworth. They lived in Grand Junction and Guthrie Center; in 1961 they made their home in Webster City. They recently had their 66 year wedding anniversary celebrating a lifetime of wonderful memories. They were blessed with three children, Jana, Jeff and Jo.
At retirement in 1992, Ken was employed by Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge as the bookstore manager for 13 years, after having spent previous years as a representative for publishing companies selling textbooks to public schools. Prior to this, Ken was a Blue Cross Blue Shield representative in Hamilton and Guthrie counties and spent two years with Iowa Farm Bureau.
Ken was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. He was a member of Iowa Professional Bookmans association, and Diamond K, Kiwanis.
Ken had a passion for helping others, demonstrated by many caring actions and friendships especially when he was serving others at Asbury UMC as a volunteer in many church life activities, youth group leadership, Sunday School teacher and confirmation mentor. Ken was a fisherman, outdoorsman and hunter with his dogs Kit and Belle. He excelled at wood carving, freely sharing his many projects with family and friends, which honors his creativity and memory going forward.
His family includes his wife, Bonnie; daughter, Jana Warren and husband Bill; son, Jeff Kitterman and fiancé, Carole Bersin; daughter, Jo Schmidt and husband Paul; six grandchildren Laura Dahms and husband Matthew, Sam Kitterman, Jay Warren, Haley Schmidt, Shelby Kitterman, Luke Schmidt; and great grandson, Kip Dahms; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Blanche Carney and his brother, Harry Kitterman.
Ken's bright smile and engaging manner with all he met will long be remembered by many.
Memorials may be directed to Asbury United Methodist Church in memory of Ken.
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