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Clara (Rohn) Kitzman


1923 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Clara (Rohn) Kitzman Obituary
Clara Kitzman, 91, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014, in Wiggins. She was born July 24, 1923, to Jacob and Katherine (Geisick) Rohn at Ault, Colorado. Clara was one of eight children.
She attended Hazelton School until the 8th grade. Clara lived in Weld County until her family moved to Wiggins in 1942. She met her husband, Ted Kitzman, at the Hoyt dance. He proceeded to ask her out and wanted to know where she lived. She told him, but it was not to her house, but to the labor house. He drove around the mile-section line that week looking for her house. He checked it out before the date and arrived at her home for the date. Her mom told her since she accepted the date she needed to go get ready to go out. They were married December 9, 1948.
Clara enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, and her flowers. She learned to prepare a meal at an early age and was an excellent baker and cook. She enjoyed raising chickens, ducks, and geese. Something happened to one of her geese after it had hatched her eggs, so she raised these geese and they would follow her to the lawn to eat and at night they would follow her back to the chicken house.
She added support for the family by selling eggs to the school and surrounding area families, and cream to the creamery in Fort Morgan. During beet harvest, she would load trucks under the beet harvester. Dad thought she was the best driver that he ever had to load the beets.
Her family was an important priority in her life; children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was looking forward to another set of twins in the family.
Clara is survived by her husband, Ted Kitzman, Wiggins, 5 children: Yvonne Smith (Ron), Greeley, Ted Kitzman (Lori), Wiggins, Marilyn Thomas (Raymond), Wiggins, Edward Kitzman (Dorothy), Fort Morgan, and Kenneth Kitzman (Camilla), Wiggins; 2 sisters, Edith Ewertz, Wiggins, and Darlene Kobobel, Windsor, 1 brother, Roland Rohn, Wiggins, 16 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 grandsons, Rusty Thomas, Edward Kitzman, and Matthew Kitzman and one granddaughter-in-law, Mandy Thomas, 4 brothers, Jake, Henry, Raymond, and Eddie Rohn.
Visitation was Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 5-7 PM at Heer Mortuary Chapel in Fort Morgan. The Funeral Service was held Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Wiggins Community Church in Wiggins, Colorado, at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Fort Morgan.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on Nov. 5, 2014
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