Rev. Allen J. "Al" Kitson, 91, of Red Bud, Illinois, died June 14, 2021, in Red Bud, IL. He was born January 1, 1930, in Plymouth, WI.
He is survived by his children Sondra (Tim) Wittmann, Deen (Tim) Hartley, Kris (John) Lanman, and Tami (Bret) Ries; grandchildren Heather, Jeff, Melissa, T.J., Mandi, Krista, Brandon, Micah, Alexandra, Becki, and Victoria; great grandchildren Kaylee, Madelyn, Erin, William, Maranda, Alicia, Klaudia, Emma, Addyson, Josiah, Isaac, Analynn, Mackenna, Magnolia, Alexis, and Makenzie; nieces; and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife Mary Kitson, nee Trisler; son David Kitson; parents Franklin A. and Florence (née Bamford) Kitson; and brothers David Kitson, and Burton Kitson.
Al was ordained through Independent Assemblies of God and held pastoralships over 10 years. He was treasurer of Fairview Heights Clergy Ministries, very active in Boy Scouts, ministered to local nursing homes and retirement centers, he was a grade school teacher in Illinois. He retired after 20 years as a case worker for IDPA. When you saw Al you always saw Mary, and now they are together again!
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
4 PM to 7 PM Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Friday at Quernheim Funeral Home
10 AM Friday, June 18, 2021 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Rev. Tim Hartley & Rev. Hal Santos officiating
Interment at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo, IL
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Time: Jun 18, 2021 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
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