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Lila Mae Kitch, ’63

Posted on 05 April 2017 by editor

lmk63Lila Mae Kitch ’63, born March 11, 1941, passed away March 30, 2017, at age 76. 

Lila was born in Arnold, Neb., to Manfred and Ildie Blixt. She graduated from Arnold High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Grace Bible Institute in 1963. On August 8, 1963, Lila married Sherman Kitch in Arnold. It was love at first sight. Lila worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Russell Stationary. They moved to Amarillo from Borger, Texas, in 2004. Lila was strong to the core. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, and was the heart of her family. She was very involved with her church, and was very giving with her time and talents. 

Survivors include her husband, Sherman Kitch of Amarillo; a daughter, Renee Whitaker and husband James of Amarillo; two sons, Randy Kitch and wife Samantha of Kansas City, Mo., and Robbie Kitch of Ft. Worth; one sister, Lydia Blixt of Little Rock, Ark.; five brothers, Larry Blixt and wife Judy, Leroy Blixt and wife Tina, Lennie Blixt and wife Carol all of Chapman, Kansas, Leon Blixt and wife Elaine of Belton, Maryland, and Lyle Blixt and wife Janie of Branson, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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1963, Levi H. Kroeker

Posted on 23 January 2012 by Mel Friesen

1963, Levi H. Kroeker 73, of Lincoln went to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. Levi was born to Bernhard and Marie (Harder) Kroeker on Sept. 21, 1938 in Hutchinson, Kan. Most of his childhood years were spent on a farm near Steele City, Neb. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior when he was seven years old. He attended Fairbury Jr. College and then taught three years in country schools. He also attended Grace Bible Institute, graduating in 1963. Levi graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a Bachelors in Science and a Masters in Education as well as a specialty degree in Education Administration. He began his career at Lincoln Christian School in 1964 and retired in 2008. It was his greatest joy to influence the many young lives during his 44 years as teacher and principal. After his retirement he continued to teach Bible class, even up to the day he entered the hospital. Levi and Marlis attended Old Cheney Alliance Church for many years.

He is survived by his beloved wife Marlis; daughters, Ruth Ann (Bryce) Chord, Destrehan, La., Carol (Brian) Hofer, Carpenter, S.D.; four grandchildren, Melissa (Justin) Sonnier, Carmon Chord, Jonathon and Josiah Hofer; brothers, John, Lincoln, Menno (Barb), Dayton, Tenn., Ben (Sharon), Bothell, Wash.

Visitation: From 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, (1-24-12) at Roper & Sons Funeral Care, 4300 ‘O’ Street, Lincoln.

Service: Memorial Service: 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, (1-25-12) at Lincoln Christian School.

Family Gathering: Family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Cemetery: Fairview Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska.

 

Memorials: LCS and Old Cheney Alliance Church.

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