In Memory of Bernard "Sam" Kittleson

Memorial Service

10:00 am
Tuesday April 30, 2019
St. Francis Catholic Church
231 West Woodworth
Ellsworth WI, 54011

Visitation

8:30 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday April 30, 2019
St. Francis Catholic Church
231 West Woodworth
Ellsworth WI, 54011

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Bernard “Sam” Harold Kittleson, age 89 of Ellsworth, formerly of Prescott, WI passed on to Eternal Life Thursday, April 25, 2019. Sam was born 3/31/1930 in El Paso Township to Severin and Birdie Kittleson. He attended Prescott High School and graduated with the class of 1948. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1951, stationed in San Diego, and was honorably discharged.
Sam was a 35-year employee of 3M and was also self-employed as our local TV Repair man in the 60’s in to the early 70’s. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Irene Seifert on September 1, 1953 until her death in 1998. They were blessed with 7 children. He lived and raised his family in Prescott before moving to Ellsworth after retirement. He was united in marriage to Barbara Adrianne Schroeder on June 12, 2010, blessing him with 2 step-son’s Mark and Jay Bauer who thought the world of Sam.
Barb and Sam had great love for each other and took care of each other in his wonderful tender years. He enjoyed his antique cars, college level sports, our beloved Packers, he read the daily newspaper keeping up on current events, loved history and his country. Sam loved to travel around the world with one of his favorite places being Norway, which he traveled to seven times. He also enjoyed playing euchre with his friends but above all, he was a dedicated and loyal man who was fiercely protective of his family. He will be dearly missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Dorothy; brothers, John, Wayne, and Arnold; sisters, Virginia Ofstie and Janet Huppert.
Sam is lovingly survived by his wife, Barbara; his children, Jeff (Joanne), Sheri, Sheila, Julie (Alan) Ellefson, Kris, Renee, and Joan (Cory) Viertel, step-sons, Mark and Jay Bauer; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 1 step-grandson; sister, Lois Ruhr; brother, David (Donna); sisters-in-law, Pearl and Ardis; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at St. Francis Catholic Church, 251 Woodworth Street, Ellsworth, WI. Visitation 8:30-10:00 am on Tuesday, April 30th also at the church. Interment will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Prescott, WI.
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Services are entrusted to O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Ellsworth, WI.

Bernard "Sam"'s Tribute Wall

Tributes (7):

  • OOOHHHH!!! SOOO VERY VERY SORRY TO HEAR THE DEATH OF THIS WONDERFUL-LOVING-MAN!!!…I/WE HAVE SOOO MANY MANY ”’GREAT-MEMORIES”..OF YEARS PAST WHEN GENE/LOIS GOT TOGETHER… FOR LOTS OF FUN TIMES..WITH ALL THE FAMILIES TOO!!….GOD BLESS YOU & ALL(MY-BROTHER-GENE-RUHR./MY-HUSBAND-ROLLIE-PABST/-YOUR WONDERFUL-LOVING WIFE-DOROTHY & MANY MANY AWESOME-SIBLINGS, RELATIVES & FRIENDS OVER THE YEARS!!….REST-IN-PEACE .DEAR SAM & WE HAVE ANOTHER “”VERY-SPECIAL-ANGEL”” IN HEAVEN WITH MANY OTHERS..TO ”CONSTANTLY- GUIDE”… ALL OF US!!…OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO ALL OF YOUR FAMILIES & FRIENDS & WE WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR ALL!!..HUGS & BLESSINGS TO ALL —–AMEN…..FROM MARGE(RUHR)PABST. & FAMILIES….

  • I will never forget how much you helped us when we were children. Always a very giving person. You very rarely missed a family get together. Your siblings are waiting to greet you, I can only imagine the laughter you will be sharing. I will always remember your kind words and warm hugs. The angels surround you, as they do Dad, John , Arnie, Virginia, Janet and Dorothy. Barbara and your family will miss you terribly, But the memories of happy times will give them all peace. I will miss you Uncle Sam love always Kathy

  • Always there for your family, friends, and neighbors. You had so many gifts. One of my favorites is of letting go of what is gone and cherishing what is in the here and now. I valued our talks and your wise words Daddy, and I will always remember your kind smile, quick wit, and warm hugs and kisses.
    Until we meet again gentle soul,
    Julie

  • The thought of life without you is unbearable but I know you needed to go, so fly high. I know you will continue to guide me and I will do all I can to live a life you would be proud of. Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel.
    Love you more than words can say.
    Daughter Kris

  • A great man, a loving dad and grandfather, a wonderful brother, a sweet uncle and so much more flies with the angels now. The world you touched in so many ways will miss you. Rest In Peace, dear Uncle Sam.

  • To a good man who lived a good long life. You left us all with too many sweet memories to recount. And that’s a good thing! I loved Uncle Sam and I will miss him. I should say more…