Laird Funeral Home
310 South State Street
Elgin, IL 60123
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Obituary Condolences

Mary "Mae" Jones Kittelson passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on September 5, 2013. She was born April 1, 1924 to Stephan and Anastasia (Kolata) Lawniczak in Krakow, Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her 10 siblings. Mae was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Elgin, P.E.O. and Elgin Garden Club. She was married to Goronwy "Ron" Jones. After his passing, married the late Pastor Clifton Kittelson. She is survived by three children: Shirley (Jack) Pflederer of St. Charles, IL; Terry (Sandy) Jones of Ft. Collins, CO and Debra (Robert) Kraus of Pearland, TX. Grandchildren include Susan (Lee) Olson, Jeremy Kraus, Reese Jones, Eric Jones and Tanya Kraus. Great Grandchildren include Katie Olson, Tim Olson, Landyn McKibbin and Austyn McKibbin. Mae is a breast cancer survivor. Visitation will take place at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin on Sunday September 8 from 4-8 PM with a liturgy service at 730 PM. Funeral services will be held on Monday September 9, 2013 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church located at 340 Grand Blvd., Elgin at 11:00 AM. Visitation will continue on Monday at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of services. In celebration of Mae's life mourners are requested to wear pink. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the church, Sunset Haven, 361 Alfred St., Elgin, IL 60123 or Journeycare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Rd., Barrington, IL 60010. For more information visit www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com or (847) 741-8800.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Sept. 7, 2013
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