Patrick E. Kitterman, 64, of Woodstock, passed away on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, after a long illness.
Funeral services will be held at Journey Church in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Dan Remus officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated.
Patrick was born in 1952 in Muskegon, Michigan, the son of the Philip and Florence (Garvey) Kitterman, and was the youngest of four children. His family moved to Effingham in 1954, where he grew up and stayed to raise his family.
Patrick was a 1970 graduate of Effingham High School, who was noted for his outstanding artistic ability, and received many awards in the field of art for his creative accomplishments.
He worked as a bindery operator for World Color Press in Effingham until the 1990’s, when he moved to the Chicago area where the majority of his family lived. He continued in the bindery in their plant in Bensenville. It was in Bensenville in 2001 where he met his future wife, Debbie.
In 2003, they moved to Wheeling, where he spent several years working for Geneva International as a piano technician, and as the only employee of the owner of Bison Drums. Most recently, they lived in Woodstock, where he began his own creative woodworking business and where he and Debbie were married on August 20, 2011.
Not only did Pat have an uncanny artistic ability, he was also an accomplished musician, and played drums for various local bands, starting in his early teens and continuing until he moved to Chicago in the mid 1990’s. He could often be seen playing drums on the weekends for many local festivals or weddings in the Sagebrush Band.
Pat enjoyed entertaining both with his artistic abilities and playing music whenever the opportunity would arise, and always made himself available to help anyone who wanted to learn more about the creation of art or how to become involved in playing drums, or in music in general.
He will be dearly missed by his wife, Deborah (Debbie) Znajda Kitterman; daughter, Stephanie Waldhoff (Todd), and son Jason (Prabha); grandchildren, Mariah, Damien, Jay and Mia; great-granddaughter, Hadley Rose; sister Kaye (Sis) Dougherty and husband, Lee; brother, Philip (Butch) Kitterman and wife, Marj; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; oldest brother, Jerome; and his youngest child, Jeffrey.
His warmth and kindness made friends of everyone who came in contact with him. A friend to many and a mentor to some, Pat will be missed, but not forgotten.