Traverse City Record-Eagle


February 11, 2014

Fern M. Kittleson

FRANKFORT — Fern M. Kittleson of Frankfort, 83, passed from this life to eternity Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was the fourth of six children born to C. Leland and Flossie Plant on Aug. 30, 1930, in Flint, Mich.

Fern moved with her family to Elberta when she was 9 years old. She graduated from Elberta High School Class of ‘48. She went on to complete County Normal School. On June 12, 1948, Fern married Leonard Kittleson and resided in the area all of her life. She worked various jobs including The Snack Shack, Jolly Kids Togs, Richard Place, A & W, Gambles, and cleaning homes in the area and around Crystal Lake with her sister Yvonne Paris.

Fern was a humorous, generous and feisty lady with a strong faith in God. She loved a clean home, new hair styles, a good book, her pets, daily Bible devotions and family history research. But most of all she deeply loved her family. She had a special loving relationship with her granddaughter Kristi, and cherished babysitting for grandson Dan when he was a child.

She loved the wonderful times she had with nephews Kurt and Jeff when they lived with her. Fern especially loved watching great-grandchildren Hailey and Michael grow and enjoyed a very close relationship with Brenden and Allyson.

Fern found great comfort attending church each Saturday night with her special friends and attending birthday club. Also she had a special love for her grand-dogs Fala, Jolly and Bella. She also enjoyed shopping trips to Traverse City and her beautiful flower garden. Fern enjoyed RV camping trips with in-laws, Edvena and John House to Canada. Also her trips to Niagara Falls, North Dakota, Florida and Texas. Her favorite times were visiting her sister Sharon (Tom) Curl, Jim (Kristi) Andrew and Zak in the Flint area.

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