Delbert E. Kitner, age 95, of La Porte City, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.

He was born January 22, 1924 in Grundy County, Iowa, the son of Jess and Jennie (Kluver) Kitner. Delbert was a graduate of Grundy Center High School and served in the U.S. Army. He was united in marriage with Helen Abel on June 5, 1947 in Waterloo. She preceded him in death on October 21, 2008. He later married Alice Barber.

Delbert was a lifelong farmer, and also sold Vigortone Feeds for many years. He was a member of the American Lutheran Church in La Porte City. Delbert loved being in the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and trapping. He enjoyed caring for a variety of livestock over the years and loved his pets.

Survivors include his three children, David (Lynda) Kitner of Garrison, Melody (Dave) Rodas of Lewiston, MO, and Wayne (Jo Morarend) Kitner of La Porte City; nine grandchildren, Ron Kitner of Central City, Dan Kitner of Cedar Rapids, Ross (Kaitlin) Kitner of Evansdale, Carey Ann Rodas of Lewiston, MO, Josh (Heather) Kitner of Florida, Amanda (Brad) Berry of Texas, Dan (Niki) Rodas of Spencer, SD, Jennifer De Vore of Maynard, Erica Rodas of Manchester; several great grandchildren including Emily, Jayden, Blayne, Zander, Gannon, Emily, Brody, Isabelle, Peyton and Danika and several great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen; and two brothers, Art and Edward Kitner.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Monday, April 15, 2019 at the American Lutheran Church, 801 Monroe St., La Porte City. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery with Full Military Honors accorded by USS San Diego American Legion Post 207. Public visitation will be held from 2-5 PM Sunday, April 14 at La Porte City Funeral Home, 606 E. Main St., La Porte City and an hour prior to the services on Monday at the Church.

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