The Rev. Kit Belk, 66, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away Aug. 19, 2014 at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital in Tucson.
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Kit was born on Jan. 19, 1948, in Detroit Michigan; he was the son of Bernard and Jean (Mundt) Belk.
In June of 1974 he married Gay Goodchild who preceded him in death in March of 1985. On May 26, 1990 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vallonia, he married Julie Baute, who survives.
Kit graduated from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio with a bachelor's degree in 1969 and went on to Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, Illinois and graduated with a master of divinity degree in 1973.
He was ordained at his home congregation, Peace Lutheran, Detroit. He served as a Pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Buckeye, Iowa; Concordia Lutheran, Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Trinity Lutheran and St. John's Lutheran, Osage, Iowa; Trinity Lutheran Church, Vallonia; and Trinity Lutheran Church, Girard, Illinois, retiring in 2008.
He served Good Shepherd Lutheran, Medora, briefly before moving to Tucson where he became pastor emeritus at Mt. Olive Lutheran.
He is survived by his wife; mother; children: Luther K. (Fiancée Charlotte Bethel) Belk, Leah (David) Shoemaker and Laina G. (Tony) Cafego; grandchildren: Aston, Bryton, Caelyn Shoemaker, Cody and Andrew Cafego; brothers: the Rev. Jack (Elaine) Belk and Tom Belk; Sisters: Kay Belk and Jane (Jim) Hess.
He was preceded in death by father and his first wife.
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vallonia, with Pastor Ralph Blomenberg officiating.
Burial was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Vallonia.
Voss Funeral Service handled arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Tucson; Trinity Lutheran Church, Vallonia or Trinity Lutheran High School, Seymour.
Online condolences and full obituary can be seen at www.vossfuneralservice.com
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Published in The Jackson County Banner from Aug. 25 to Sept. 1, 2014