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Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM (Mountain).

Wall Community Center
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Cemetery
Wall, South Dakota
6-8 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2020
Wall Community Center
Wall, South Dakota

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In memory of

Butch Kitterman

of Wall, South Dakota, died on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the Philip Nursing Home at the age of 80

Boyd A. “Butch” Kitterman was born July 22, 1939, the youngest of four children born to Osborn and Carrie (Moler) Kitterman. He grew up on the farm northwest of Wall, and attended Cedar Butte rural school.

One day he came to town and met Ann Klapperich at the Wall Drug Store. They were married August 17, 1955 in Turton, South Dakota. They made their home in Wall where Butch worked for Frank Kleinschmidt, and later for the SD Department of Transportation. They later purchased a freight company, Wall Drayline. It consisted of hauling freight to local businesses that was dropped off by Barber Transportation. He then worked for Gary Stone, and later purchased his company, renaming it Kitterman Redi-Mix. In 1978 they purchased the Welsh Motel renaming it to Ann’s Motel. They continued to own and operate both companies until selling the Redi-Mix in 2002.

Butch was a member of the Wall Volunteer Fire Department for 63 years, receiving the Pennington County Fire Officer of the Year, and the Pennington County Lifetime Achievement Award for Fire Service. He was inducted into the Firefighters Hall of Fame by the South Dakota Fire Chief’s Association.

Butch was also a member of the Wall Ambulance Service for 6 years, and a longtime member of the Wall Rodeo Association, and the Wall Jaycees. In 1985, Ann and Butch received the Good Neighbor Award.

His wife Ann preceded him in death on May 23, 2018. Butch continued to reside in Wall until moving to the Philip Nursing Home in May 2020, where he has since resided.

Survivors include his children, John Kitterman and his wife Candee of Wall, Jim Kitterman and his wife Jami of Wall, Jeff Kitterman of Wall, and Jean Johnson and her husband Jim of Quinn; seven grandchildren, Aaron (Emily) Kitterman of Bel Aire, KS, Ashley (Tim) Hedblom of Huron, Jana (Craig) Bielmaier of Wall, Jackie (Thor) Roseth of Philip, Jennifer (Dalton) Richter of Wall, Michelle Kitterman of Wall, and Anna (Dylan Zastrow) Kitterman of Sioux Falls; nine great-grandchildren Ivy and Thomas Kitterman of Bel Aire, KS, Ryon, Jocelyn and Kinsey Bielmaier of Wall, Royce Roseth of Philip, Alivia Kitterman of Wall, Harper Hedblom of Huron, and Dylan Richter of Wall; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife Ann, Butch was preceded in death by his parents; a son Joseph Kitterman; a brother David Kitterman; and two sisters, Dorothy Crawford and Shirley Crawford.

Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. on Monday, July 20, at the Wall Community Center.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, at the Wall Community Center, with Father Dan Juelfs officiating.

Interment will be at the Wall Cemetery.

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 6-8 p.m.
Wall Community Center
Wall, South Dakota

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.
Wall Community Center
Wall, South Dakota

Father Dan Juelfs

Rapid City Firefighters Pipe & Drum Corps

Andrew Ferris - Norm Eisenbraun

Garrett Bryan - Darwin Geigle
Jeremy Hertel – Harvey Miller
George Paul Michael - Kevin Wenzel - Travis Engel

Aaron Kitterman - Ashley Hedblom - Michelle Kitterman
Anna Kitterman - Jana Bielmaier
Jackie Roseth - Jennifer Richter

Wall Cemetery
Wall, South Dakota

  • Dear Kitterman family, Where do the years go?? It seems like only yesterday when we did a community dance, and you invited me to share in the fun. There were many other times we shared laughs together. I remember Butch as a man who always had a smile on his face, and the "glass was always half full" in how he looked at the world. God Bless his soul and my deepest sympathy to the family. ~ Dick Horkey Rapid City, SD (8/4/2020)
  • My deepest sympathy to your family. He was an asset to the community. ~ Sandra Feller Sioux Falls (7/21/2020)
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this sad time. ~ Linda & Clayton Baysinger Rapid City (7/21/2020)
  • South Dakota (USA) ~ Jennifer Wright Rapid City (7/21/2020)
  • Our love and prayers are with the Kitterman family. Your Mom and Dad were very special people to the city of Wall. So sorry to hear about your Dad. Susan and Dennis Walsh ~ Denny & Susan Walsh Miami (7/20/2020)
  • Sorry, for your loss. ~ Kari and Kendall Kjerstad Grand Junction CO (7/20/2020)
  • The Kitterman family - Sorry to learn of Butch's passing. My thought and prayers are with you all. ~ Veva Wernke Wall, SD (7/20/2020)
  • Condolences to all the extended Kitterman family. Butch, and his wife Ann, are so woven into the fabric of everything I think about Wall it is hard to imagine the town without them. Many will miss Butch. ~ Wes Shelton Rapid City (7/18/2020)
  • So sorry to hear of the passing of Butch. Such a great man. God Bless and prayer to all ~ Tom Clark Pahoa (7/18/2020)
  • Jeff, so sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family. ~ Kevin and Theresa Miller (7/18/2020)
  • was sure sorry to hear about butch passing,he will be greatly miss by his family and all of his many friends, prayers go to the family. ~ Don Goodsell Lakewood, CO (7/18/2020)
  • Thoughts and prayers to the family ~ Dwaine and Darla Kusser Pierre (7/18/2020)
  • The family ofButch Kitterman, Sorry to hear of Butch's passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. ~ Andrew Eisenbraun Rapid City, SD. (7/17/2020)
  • You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ~ Lonnie & Teri Arneson Elms Springs, SD (7/17/2020)
  • Kitterman Family Sorry to hear of Butch's death he was a very special friend and community minded individual was willing to help where needed. I am not going to say good bye as some day we all will meet each other again. God Bless You all. RIP my very dear friend. ~ Van & Cathy Simpfenderfer Wall. SD (7/17/2020)
  • John, et al. Sorry to hear of Butch's passing. The community lost another great one. ~ Tim and Peggy Lester Austin, TX (7/17/2020)
  • So sorry for the loss of your Father and Grandfather... ~ Ruth Parsons Butters Gypsum, CO (7/17/2020)
  • Butch was a very special person to our family, he will sorely be missed. ~ Kathy Simpfenderfer Wall (7/17/2020)