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 Thomas J. Kittel

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Thomas J. Kittel

Birth
Northfield Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
Death 16 Jun 2021 (aged 95)
Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
Burial Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 229234587 View Source

Thomas Kittel
1926 - 2021

Kittel, Thomas 1/17/1926 - 6/16/2021 Chelsea Thomas J. Kittel was born January 17, 1926, in Northfield Township and lived most of his life in Ann Arbor. He is the son of Thomas and Rose (Gall) Kittel. On August 2, 1947, he was married to Mary M. Ottoman who survives him. Tom attended Ann Arbor High School and was on the 1943 State Championship football team. Tom served in the 2nd Infantry Division during World War II during which he received two Battle Stars for the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. He was awarded a Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Tom was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church and a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 252. He served on a number of committees and worked at his trade for 40 years, retiring in 1988. Tom's hobby, which he shared with his wife Mary, was woodcarving. He won several blue ribbons in competitions for his work carving duck decoys and other birds. He was preceded in death by his three brothers John, Earnest, and Edward, and four sisters Elsie Slyfield, Mae Schwemmin, Clara Page, and Helen Peters. He was the loving father and father-in-law of Sharon and Stanley Watson of Ann Arbor, Thomas and Julie Kittel of Onsted, and Robin and Gary Williams of Estes Park, Colorado. He was a loving grandfather survived by Sarah Kittel and Cody (Cady) Williams and many step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A private family hour is scheduled at 10:30 AM at St. Francis followed by a private funeral mass at 11:30 AM. Please go to https://www.stfrancisa2.com/watch-online/#vid to view a live stream of the funeral mass. Inurnment will take place at Bethlehem Cemetery with military honors provided by the Washtenaw County Honor Gaurd. Flowers may be sent to Muehlig Funeral Chapel, or in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars or the Alzheimer's Association.

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