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Elroy Kitzler

Elroy B. “Jack” Kitzler, 93, of Carey, died Thursday, July 9, 2020, at OSU Wexner Medical Center, Columbus.
Born in Carey on Nov. 8, 1926, he was the son of the late Gerald F. and Helen (Hudson) Kitzler.
Jack married Gloria Ruffing on Sept. 9, 1950. She preceded him in death on June 12, 2014.
Surviving are their four children, Jerry (Patricia) Kitzler, Kris Kitzler, Spence (Rhonda) Kitzler and Amy (Kevin) Bowen, all of Westerville; seven grandchildren, Kaitlin (Burton) Hughes, Jerad, Scott and Annaleise (Kyle) Thomas, Abby (Tim) Bender, Rachel Bowen and Tara (Everett) Palache; seven great-grandchildren, Arlo, Gabrielle, Zelda, Esme, Coco, Guinevere and Pepper; and two sisters, Judy (Jim) Goeller, McCutchenville and Patty Fagan, rural Carey.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, William Kitzler.
Jack was a 1944 graduate of Carey High School. He then joined the U.S. Army and served his country during WWII. Upon returning home, he earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Ohio Northern University in Ada.
He retired as a vice president from National Lime and Stone Company, Findlay, in 1999 after 52 years of service.
He was a member of the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey and life member of B.P.O.E. #83 in Upper Sandusky.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey. A rosary service will be at 7:30 p.m.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, with the Rev. Tom Merrill, OFM Conv., officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Carey Honor Guard following mass. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Carey.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Consolation School or Church and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
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  1. ralph vogel on July 13, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Please accept my condolences.

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