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Harold Eugene Kittinger, 92, of McLeansboro, passed away 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.
Visitation was held 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Funeral service was 11 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2017, at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with the Rev. Robert Sefried officiating. Burial was at Smith Cemetery in Dale.
He was born Jan. 19, 1925, weighing less than four pounds in Dale, the son of Chester L. Kittinger and Nora E. (Southard) Kittinger. He married Maxine (Colp) Kittinger (the love of his life) on June 30, 1946, in Delafield; she preceded him in death on Oct. 28, 2011.
He worked in the light Plant for the City of McLeansboro in the maintenance department. He also was a foreman for several years at Suntone Products. He was a member of the Delafield Baptist Church. During his lifetime there have been 16 presidents. He was a member of the VFW, McLeansboro. Harold served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
He is survived by one daughter, Karen Sue Vinyard and husband David of Grand Junction, Tenn.; one son-in-law, Don Janes of Mattoon; two grandchildren, Donald Janes and Kristen Janes; three great-grandchildren, Dalton, Tayler and Chayton; and one sister, Fannie Hamilton of Westminister, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Maxine; daughter, Carol Janes; grandson, Charlie Tuttle; four brothers; and five sisters.
Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, is in charge of all arrangements.
Published on May 1, 2017
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