Harriet A. Kittelson

Funeral services for Harriet A. Kittelson, age 97, of Watertown, SD, formerly Hazel and Henry, SD, were held Tuesday, August 31, at Grace Lutheran Church in Watertown with Pastors Vickie Brown and Kris Brown officiating.

Mrs. Kittelson passed away on August 27, 2004, at a Watertown care center. She was the widow of Elwin Kittelson.

Burial was in Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery, Henry, SD.

Pallbearers were Harriet’s grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Active pallbearers will be Ken Kittelson, Dan Nelson, Doug Kittelson, Dalen Roe, Tony Kittelson and Todd Sandal. Music was provided by A.J. Sherrill as organist, Gilbert Kittelson as soloist and Harriet’s grandchildren.

Memorials may be directed to Our Savior’s Cemetery Association.

Harriet was born on September 25, 1906, near Florence, South Dakota, to Hagbert and Alma (Swanson) Muller. She was baptized and confirmed at the Grace Lutheran Church in Watertown. Harriet attended rural school near Florence. She worked for various families doing housework, baking and miscellaneous tasks.

Harriet married Elwin Kittelson on December 27, 1928, at Grace Lutheran Church in Watertown. Following their marriage, the couple lived on a farm near Henry. Harriet remained on the farm following Elwin’s death until moving to Hazel in 1977. She resided there until moving to Watertown in 2001.

She was an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of rural Henry and the Happy Homemaker’s Extension Club. Harriet enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved making bread, cooking, canning, quilting and gardening.

Harriet is survived by six children: Betty and her husband, Bob Nelson, of Des Moines, IA, Ruth and her husband, Don Roe, of Hazel, Karyl Anne and her husband, Bill Sandal, of Philip, Floyd and his wife, Donna Kittelson, of Watertown, Gilbert and his wife, Joan Kittelson, and Albert and his wife, Gail Kittelson, all of Henry; one daughter-in-law, Phyllis Kittelson, of Watertown; two brothers: Justus Muller of Estelline and Glen Muller of Willets, CA; three sisters: Evie Johnson of Watertown, Agnes Jensen of Sioux Falls, and Lorraine Keeney of Sun City, CA; 35 grandchildren, 105 greatgrandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwin; one son, David; two grandsons; one greatgrandson; her parents; two brothers, Morrell and Herbert; and one sister, Grace VanDusen.

Arrangements were with Crawford Funeral Chapel of Watertown.