Our beautiful mom, grandma and great-grandma, Florence (Flo) Kitzan passed away peacefully on December 11, 2020, at Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck at the age of 91.
Stevenson Funeral Home is in charge of the service. Viewing will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, with the funeral to follow at 2 p.m. The viewing and funeral will be held at the Hebron First Baptist Church with Pastor David Ling officiating. Per Governor Burgum’s mandate, masks are required.
Florence (Flo) Wiege Kitzan was born in Stark County on July 28, 1929, to Henry and Rebecca (Scheuffele) Wiege. She grew up and attended school in Hebron.
She met and married Reinhold Kitzan and together they raised Greg, Renee, Brenda, Victoria, and Fayette.
Along with working on the farm and raising her children, Flo worked for many years as a waitress at the Wayside Inn in Hebron where she enjoyed meeting and serving people. Many people remember her great “service with a smile.”
Shortly after Reinhold passed away suddenly in 1978, Mom moved into Hebron. A few years later, she obtained her CNA certification and began a career at Marian Manor HealthCare Center in Glen Ullin. She loved caring for the residents there. When people asked her when she was going to retire, she would say, “Somebody needs to take care of the old people.” The Marion Manor was blessed to have Flo with them for over 30 years before she retired in April 2017 at the age of 87.
Flo had a passionate love of gardening, and every year tended many beautiful pots of flowers along with a bountiful vegetable garden. She was notorious for her cucumber pickles and pickled beets. She grew her garden mostly to share with others. That was her joy.
Flo enjoyed visiting with her daughters and grandchildren who lived out of state and went on many fun adventures with them. Flo loved feeding the birds every day and watching the sunrises and sunsets. She also enjoyed working Search-a-Word Puzzles.
Flo loved to sing, and for many years was a member of the choir at Hebron’s First Baptist Church. She also participated in community Cantata, and her solos were often requested for special music. People have commented that she was always humming or singing when she was out and about. Now she is joyfully singing with the angels in God’s Heavenly Choir.
Flo was a devout Christian who was always finding ways to help others. She was very involved in her church community, where she performed numerous duties. For many years she enjoyed teaching the little children on Wednesday nights, finally relinquishing that duty at age 90.
She was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, extended family and many friends. All who knew her will miss her loving spirit, boundless energy, kindness, and wonderful sense of humor.
Those who will deeply miss her include her children: Greg (Sandi) Kitzan, Bismarck, ND; Renee (David) Sloan, Salem, OR.; Brenda (David) Opp, Hebron; Victoria Moore (Joe Armijo), Vancouver, WA, and Fayette (Timothy) Atkinson, Bismarck; her grandchildren Shana (Allan) Gerving, Nicol (Cameron) Weigel, George (Larissa) Wallace, Kurt (Leslie) Sloan, Kelly (Zsolt) Szep, Kent Sloan, Melanie (Jason) Wentz, Joshua (Dana) Opp, Joel (Jamie) Opp, Rachael Moore, Brittany Moore (fiancé Sarah Sears), Jessica Moore, Isaac (Kristen Richter) Pavlicek, and Shannon (Nick) Johnson; great grandchildren Ashley, Ethan, Ryan, and Owen Gerving, Liam and Leyton Weigel, Ayana, Zaria, Edric, and Renzo Wallace, Logan and Brady Sloan, Jared and Jonah Colin, Sebastian and Aidan Szep, Patrick Sloan, Taylor, Alaina, and Jesse Wentz; , Carter and Dylan Opp, Natalie (Dave) Ballon, Jamison and Wyatt Opp, Jordan and Jayda Pavlicek, and Aurora, Aidan and Abigail Johnson.
Also surviving are her brother Michael (Arlene) Wiege; sisters-in-law Dorene Wiege, Aggie Kitzan, and Eleanor Kitzan; several cousins and numerous nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews; and many special friends whom she loved like family.
Preceding her in death were her parents Henry and Rebecca (Scheuffele) Wiege, her husband Reinhold Kitzan, her brothers Edwin Wiege and Harry Wiege, and her sisters Esther Wiege, Edna Wiege, and Eleanor Harper, along with many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure;
You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
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