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1941--Stricken--The Litchfield News Herald, Vol. #30, #289, Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois, Friday, February 7, 1941, page 1, price three cents--H. A. Kitch Stricken by Heart Attack--H. A. Kitch, former city treasurer, and a salesman for the Meyer-Schmidt Grocer Co. for many years, was reported early this afternoon as remaining in serious condition following a heart attack with which he was stricken this morning at 4 o'clock in the home, 1014 North Jackson street. While not in robust health for some time, Mr. Kitch had been in his usual health yesterday and had made two trips to the business district during the day. He was stricken just after arising to look after the furnace. Out of town children have been summoned to his bedside. Miss Mabel, art instructor in the Springfield schools, and Mrs. Edna Busch of Decatur arrived here this morning and Raymond Kitch with his wife are expected here this afternoon. The older son, Ernest, of Indianapolis is also expected.

1941--Obit--Illinois State Journal, Springfield Illinois, Sunday, February 9, 1941, part 1, page 10--Hiram A. Kitch, 79, Dies At Litchfield--Litchfield, Feb 8--Hiram A. Kitch, 79, active Republican leader and former local official, died at noon today at his home, 1014 North Jackson street. Mr. Kitch was born near Irving, a son of Rev. Ephraim Kitch, a Lutheran minister.
He taught school in Montgomery county and was at one time a school principal at Macon. Later he was a grocery salesman, retiring several years ago. He was a former Litchfield city treasurer and member of the board of education. He was Republican precinct committeeman at the time of his death. He was a member of the English Lutheran church in this city. Decedent is survived by his wife, the former Laura Alice Stark whom he married in 1885; three daughters, Mrs. Edna Busch of Decatur, Mrs. Charles Fleming of Litchfield and Miss Mabel Kitch, Springfield; one son, Raymond, Chicago. Services will be held at 1:45 p.m. Monday in the Gerit funeral home and at 2 o'clock in the English Lutheran church. Rev. H. A. Leader will officiate and interment will be in Elmwood cemetery.

The above was furnished courtesy of Linda Smith.