Wendell Kitchin

Wendell C. Kitchin, D.D.S., M.S., 92, of Fife Lake, Mich., passed away on March 6, 2018, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Mich. He was born on July 24, 1925, to the late Paul and Agnes (Hatch) Kitchin in Sycamore.
Wendell proudly served in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946. He then went into dentistry at The Ohio State University and was a dentist at the Traverse City State Hospital from 1956 to 1964, an orthodontist in Traverse City from 1966 to 1985 and a professor at the School of Dentistry at West Virginia University from 1985 to 2002. In Wendell’s spare time he enjoyed sailing, camping, fly fishing, photography, shooting and home improvement projects. He was a member of the American Dental Association and the National Rifle Association.
Wendell will be greatly missed by his children,  Bill (Pat) Kitchin of Mayfield, Mich.; Sam (Margaret) Kitchin of Flushing, Mich.; Amy (Warren) Kitchin Hower of Arlington, Va.; and Ann (Richard) Kitchin of Colchester, Vt.  He is also survived by his eight grandchildren, Alex of Royal Oak; Joseph and Adam of Flushing; Shaun and Leah of Mayfield; and Jascha, Iain and Magnus of Colchester.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Phyllis Ann (Mason) Kitchin and one brother, Paul C. Kitchin Jr.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at the Kalkaska Funeral Home, with visitation being held one hour before the service.      Memorial contributions may be made to the Fife Lake Library or Salvation Army. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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  1. Linda Edwards Smarrella on August 6, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    I am sorry I didn’t look on line before I sent your family a card today asking about Wendell. He was a dear friend of mine and my family since I was 9 years old. I am now 81+. We used to rent a cottage on Fife Lake every summer for at least 10 years and spent time wth the Kitchins almost every day! Wendell and I have exchanged birthday cards and phone calls every year for several years. We were dear, dear friends. I am so sad to read of his passing! My condolences to all of the family.

    Sincerely, Linda Edwards Smarrella

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