Dennis I. KitchenmasterIssue Date: August 29, 2018
Dennis I. "Kitch" Kitchenmaster, 87, of Silver Cliff, Wisconsin passed away as the result of an accident on August 21, 2018.
He was born July 16, 1931 in Seymour, WI, the oldest son of the seven children of Irwin and Eldrie (Morey) Kichenmaster. They moved to Silver Cliff in 1933 and he went to school at the King School, the Silver Cliff School and Wabeno High School.
He joined in the United States Marine Corps at the age of 21 and served in Korea during the Korean Conflict. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.
After his discharge from the Marines, he worked in the woods, bought a truck and then logging equipment forming Kitchmaster Trucking.
He married Carol Stoffregen in 1958 and they had four children in 5 years. He retired from trucking in 1976. Kitch vowed he'd have horses until the day he died and did.
His next endeavors were Kitch's Trail Rides and Kitch's Sugar Bush. He loved seeing his children and grandchildren on horseback, riding with them and teaching others to sap.
In later years, he built roads, hauled sand/gravel, plowed driveways and cut/sold firewood. He was an avid horseman, deer hunter, bear den seeker, liked watching local stock car racing, rodeo events, Packer games and the Olympics.
Kitch was a member of American Legion Post 66, a retired member of the Silver Cliff Fire Department and Silver Cliff Town Board, as well as taking the First Responder class for Silver Cliff Rescue Squad. He supported, where he could, those organizations all his adult life.
Kitch wrote poetry, articles and short stories many of which were published and given to friends. His pen name was Kitch or later "Twilite" explaining he was in the twilight of his life.
Kitch enjoyed giving rides in his Model T. He would help anyone with anything. He believed in working and did every day until his death. He loved laughing with and learning from all he met, keeping in touch with old friends and making new ones. It was his recipe for a long and healthy life.
Dennis Kitchmaster is survived by his wife of 59 years 10-1/2 months and 3 of their four children: Joanne (Cliff) Sisler of Silver Cliff and Ken (Dee) Kitchmaster of Colorado Springs, CO; a daughter-in-law, Sue Kitchmaster and Kelly (Sharla) Kitchmaster, both of Laona. They had 8 grandchildren and 1 step-grandchild: Dan Sisler, Joy (fiancé Mike Malliet) Sisler, Austin Snodgrass, Shelby (Clark) Spaniol, Ryan Kitchmaster, Kayla (Lt. Frank Gentz) Kitchmaster, Kody Kitchmaster, Jena (Jordan) Butcher and Jade Kitchmaster.
He was looking forward , with great anticipation, to the birth of his first great-grandchild due in November, 2018. He is further survived by his sister, Zelma (Mike) Rosenbaum; brother-in-law, Joe Gilligan and sister-in-law, Sharon Kitchenmaster and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents;a son, Keith; his 3 sisters, Beulah (Bob) Gilligan, Idella Gilligan, Zetta Haley Bangert and his brothers, Delsey and Veryle Kitchenmaster.
A saved man, who loved the Lord, has gone home. Services were held on Monday, August 27, 2018 at the Weber-Hill Funeral Home in Wabeno. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.weberhillfuneralhome.com
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