Marlow Kitzman

Marlow Maurice Kitzman, 63, Willow City, died Monday, June 2, 2014, at ManorCare Health Services in Minot.

Marlow was born to Maurice and Margaret Kitzman in Bottineau on Sept. 25, 1950. He was raised in Mouse River Township, rural Willow City, in McHenry County, and graduated from Upham High School in 1968.

He entered the Army on July 7, 1970, and served as a supply clerk in Germany and Vietnam until he was honorably discharged as a specialist 4 on June 30, 1972. While in Germany, he met Pauline Franziska Mindermann and they were married on March 2, 1972, in Baumholder, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

They returned to the Willow City area and Marlow farmed and ranched for the rest of his life in Mouse River Township.

He was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Willow City, where he had been baptized and confirmed. He was a member of the Earl Nermoe American Legion Post # 269 at Upham, McHenry County Weed Board and was the Mouse River Township treasurer. He enjoyed putting puzzles together, building doll houses, gardening, and most of all, lending a hand to his neighbors.

He is survived by: his wife, Pauline, and daughter, Nicole and her husband, Dustin Cayko, of Surrey. He also leaves one granddaughter, Amelia Rose, whom he enjoyed very much.

He was preceded in death by: his parents and two children, Teresa Marie and Michael Josef.

Funeral Services will be: Friday, June 6, at 10 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church (Willow Creek), rural Willow City, with Rev. Joshua D. Reimche officiating. Noreen Linke will be the organist. The casketbearers will be Bunny Dreyer, Wesley Goodman, Brandon Fecho, Marty Kitzman, Danny Klebe and Stevan Resler. Military honors will be provided by the Earl Nermoe American Legion Post #269 and the North Dakota Military Honors Detail.

Visitation will be: today, Thursday, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Niewoehner Funeral Home, Rugby, and Friday, one hour prior to the service, at the church.