Obituary:William B. “Bill” Kitterman
William B. ‘Bill’ Kitterman, 84, left this life to join his heavenly Father Aug. 28, 2012 at home with his loving wife of 62 years by his side.
Bill was born in Miller, Mo., May 11, 1928 to William Otis and Lily Kitterman. The family later moved to Springfield, Mo. and lived there until Bill was about 12-years-old, when the family moved to Oroville, Wash., to work in the apple harvest. Bill also worked at the Ben Prince Grocery Store.
Bill later joined the Navy and served from 1945 to 1947, most of that time in the South Pacific. He was also in the Naval Reserves for a time. After serving his country, Bill returned to Oroville where he met and married the love of his life, Louise Lehrmen. They shared 62 most precious years together along with their daughters, Linda and Debbie.
For a short time Bill and his wife Louise lived in Soap Lake, Wash. while he worked construction. Bill then moved to Omak with his wife and family in 1951 and went to work at Biles-Coleman Lumber Co. He was a lumber grader there for many years. Bill worked there for 39 years until he retired in 1990.
Bill loved sports and enjoyed golfing, bowling, riding his motor bikes and his 10-speed bikes. He played ball with the “Over the Hill Gang” and coached Little league and umpired many ball games. He was seen walking and running all over the flat above Omak and ran many 10k runs in different areas.
Bill was from a family of 12 children. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Louise, at the home; loving daughters, Linda Kitterman, of Omak and Debbie Kitterman and son-in-law, Louis Stevenson of Oroville; brother, Jack (Jeanie) Kitterman of Clarkston, Wash.; sisters, Golda Garrison of Springfield, Mo. and June Wilson of Clarkston, Wash.; also many nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Bill was preceded in death by his dad, William Otis; mother, Lily; four brothers, and three sisters.
Bill invited his Lord into his life as a young man and looked forward to the day he would see his Lord and always encouraged his loved ones to join him.
“We love you our precious one with all our hearts, miss you so very much and will meet you on the other side.”
At Bill’s request there will be no services. Legacy Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.