MARIE M. (BURMEISTER) KITZMILLER age 94,
Of Celina, formerly of New Bremen, died on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 6:45 P.M. at the Grande Lake Healthcare Center in St. Marys. She was born on December 1, 1925 in New Bremen, the daughter of the late Edwin A. and Frances L. (Dickman) Burmeister. On February 7, 1945, she married Elmer J. Kitzmiller, who died on June 26, 1973. Surviving are her children, Michael (Marjorie) Kitzmiller of Ft. Loramie, James (Jeanie) Kitzmiller of New Bremen, Jon (Janice) Kitzmiller of New Bremen, Jay (Nora) Kitzmiller of Indian Lake, Mark (Peggy) Kitzmiller of New Bremen, Kerry Kitzmiller of Jackson Center, and Jayne Kitzmiller of Celina, her eleven grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. Along with her parents and husband, Marie was also preceded in death by a grandson, her sisters; Ruth Luelleman, Rosemary Martin, and Doris Sawmiller, and her special friend Arthur Reed.
Marie was brought up in the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen. She was a 1943 graduate of New Bremen High School. She was a homemaker, who took great joy in caring for and raising her family. For many years, she and Arthur spent the winters in Zephyrhills, Florida. She enjoyed playing cards and visiting casinos, but most of all loved to spend time with her family and friends.
Due to current restrictions on mass gatherings, only private family graveside services will be held, with Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Interment will take place in the Willow Grove Cemetery near New Bremen. Memorial contributions in memory of Marie can be made to Grand Lake Hospice, 1122 E. Spring Street, St. Marys, Ohio 45885. Online condolences to the family can be left at www.gilberghartwigfh.com