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Laurence "Bud" P. Kitzman

July 12, 1941 ~ October 24, 2018 (age 77)

Laurence P. "Bud" Kitzman, age 77, of Elkhorn, WI died Wednesday October 24, 2018 at Cedar Crest Memory Care in Janesville. He was born July 12, 1941 to the late Clarence and Gertrude (Werner) Kitzman in Allen's Grove, WI. Bud graduated from Clinton High School, class of 1959. He married Lorene Miller on December 16, 1960 at the bride's home. Bud was a former member of the Janesville Moose Lodge and he attended Briggs Road Evangelical Free Church , Elkhorn, WI.  Bud enjoyed  bowling leagues, softball leagues and participating in any pick up games of volleyball, horseshoe, golf and euchre.  He was a fantastic dancer and he and Lorene spent many evenings on the dance floor.  Those who knew him know how competitive he was. Not only did he enjoy participating in sports, but he enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren compete.  He was an avid Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs fan. Bud’s work career included: Avalon Feed Mill; Lein Oil Company, Janesville; Monogram Chocolates, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Jeninga Brothers, Elkhorn. 

Bud is survived by his wife, Lorene; his three children, Kellie (Dan) Rhyner, Jeff (Mandy),  and Brad (Brenda); ten grandchildren;  ten great grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings, Marilyn Larsen, Jeanette (Jack) Koele, Dianne (Bob) Henning, Dick (Donna) Kitzman, sister-in-law Kathy Kitzman and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Laverne. 

The family would like to give a special thank you to Cedar Crest Memory Care and Janesville Agrace Hospice for the loving care given to our husband and father.  

A Time of Remembrance to honor and reflect on Bud's life is planned for Friday, November 2, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the BRIAN G. MARK FUNERAL HOME, 1000 Inman Parkway, Beloit. In lieu of flowers, memorial's may be directed to Agrace Hospice, Janesville, or Cedar Crest Benevolent Fund, Janesville.  Please share a memory or a condolence with the Kitzman family on our website.


Donations may be made to:

Agrace Hospice
2901 N. Wright Rd., Janesville WI 53546

Cedar Crest Benevolent Fund
1702 S. River Rd., Janesville WI 53546


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