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Sue Kitzler

Sue Ann Kitzler, 67, of Arlington, passed away, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.
Sue was born in Lancaster, on July 26, 1954, to the late Robert M. and Cora B. (Love) Seifert. Sue attended Lancaster High School, graduating in 1972. Continuing her education, Sue attended Ohio University graduating in 1976. While at OU, she met the love of her life Kevin Kitzler. The two were married in 1977, eventually making Carey and later Arlington their home. Later in life, Sue continued her education at Bowling Green State University where she earned a master’s degree in educational technology.
Sue was a long time intervention specialist for Upper Sandusky Schools, especially cherishing her time at Marseilles Elementary. She impacted the lives of many students, and even returned part-time as a testing facilitator after retiring.
Over the years, Sue was involved in many organizations. Together with Kevin and the boys, she volunteered with The Black Swamp Raptor Rehab Center, where they cared for injured birds of prey and taught educational programs. In the boys’ younger years, Sue helped with their Cub Scout pack and helped lead kids club, youth group, Sunday school, and vacation Bible school at Christ Lutheran Church in Carey. She was a long time member of the church choir, and especially enjoyed singing in the ecumenical Christmas and Good Friday choirs in town. She often put her singing voice to good use at The Star Theatre in Upper Sandusky, where she appeared in many productions, including many memorable and over-the-top Christmas cabaret acts with her friend, Diane Grossman. Recently, Sue had begun volunteering as a docent at the Mazza Museum in Findlay.
Growing up in Lancaster was an important part of Sue’s life. She loved driving down Hamburg Road and telling stories about her relatives and neighbors there.
Sue will be missed by her husband, Kevin; children, Samuel (Hallie) Kitzler of Akron and Benjamin (Kristen) Kitzler of Cincinnati; grandson, Rowan; brothers, Bob (Diane), John (Lynn), Gary (Deb), David (Sandy), Joe (Jack DeBarr) and Jim (Beth) Seifert; along with countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Sue was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Jean Newkirk.
Visitation will be held at Stombaugh Batton Funeral Home, Carey, on Sunday, Dec. 19, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church on Monday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Schultz officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held at Hamburg Cemetery in Lancaster at a later date.
Donations may be made in Sue’s honor to Christ Lutheran Church or the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum.
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