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Garry L. Kitter

April 27, 1939 — November 25, 2023

Hemlock

Garry L. Kitter

Garry Kitter of Hemlock, Michigan, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, November 25, 2023. He was 84 years old.

Garry was born on April 27, 1939, in Alpena, Michigan, the son of the late Walter Kitter and Ethel (Ellsworth) Kitter. He met the love of his life, Elizabeth E. Shields, through his niece, Gloria Rohn. They were united in marriage on May 18, 1963. Elizabeth preceded him in death on December 29, 2019. Garry worked for Saginaw Steering Gear, retiring in 1999. He attended St. John XXIII Parish, St. Mary Catholic Church in Hemlock. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed camping. He enjoyed restoring old tractors and cars in his pole barn. He liked to play cards and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Garry is survived by two sons and two daughters, Walter Kitter of Hemlock; Wendy (Dave) Jesse of Hemlock; Lori (Domenic) Bufalini of Thornton, CO; Greg Kitter of Grayslake, IL; seven grandchildren, Mason Kitter, Tyler Kitter, Ashlyn Kitter, Kyle Jedynak, Erika Clarke, Nick Jesse, and Mason Jesse; one sister, Shirley Pinkel; many nieces and nephews; and several in-laws and extended family. Garry was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.

A funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at W.L. Case and Company Funeral Directors, 201 N Miller Rd, Saginaw, MI 48609, with Rev. Fr. Michael Steltenkamp, S.J. officiating. Cremation will follow after the service. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, and from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service on Saturday. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Covenant Healthcare Nursing Education (https://www.covenanthealthcare.com/ch/main-annualgivingprograms ). Garry and his family so appreciated the care and compassion from the nursing staff at Covenant. Please visit www.casefuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, sign the guest book, and leave messages for the family.

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Visitation

Friday, December 1, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

W. L. Case and Company Funeral Directors

201 N Miller Rd, Saginaw, MI 48609

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 2, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

W. L. Case and Company Funeral Directors

201 N Miller Rd, Saginaw, MI 48609

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