The Rev. Kit Belk, 66, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital in Tucson, Arizona.
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Born Jan. 19, 1948, in Detroit, 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.
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. He 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, Fort Wayne; Trinity Lutheran and St. John's Lutheran, Osage, Iowa; Trinity Lutheran Church, Vallonia; and Trinity Lutheran Church, Girard, Illinois, before retiring in 2008. He served Good Shepherd Lutheran, Medora, briefly, before moving to Tucson, where he became pastor emeritus at Mount 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 and Caelyn Shoemaker and Cody and Andrew Cafego; brothers, the Rev. Jack (Elaine) Belk and Tom Belk; and sisters, Kay Belk and Jane (Jim) Hess.
He was preceded in death by his father and his first wife.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vallonia, with Pastor Ralph Blomenberg officiating.
Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Voss Chapel, Seymour, and from 10 a.m. until time of service Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Tucson, Arizona; Trinity Lutheran Church, Vallonia; or Trinity Lutheran High School, Seymour.
Online condolences may be made at vossfuneralservice.com.
Voss and Sons Funeral Service
316 N. Chestnut Street
Seymour, IN 47274
Published in Tribune from Aug. 22 to Aug. 30, 2014