Richard Eugene Hitzfield, 83, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 11:05 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Mr. Hizfield was employed by International Harvester, Fort Wayne, for 15 years and was later self-employed in the tree service business. He was a former resident of Dixon, MO.
He was born Feb. 25, 1930, in Oakland, MI, to Albert John and Elsie Schenkel Hitzfield. He married Gail Latham on Oct. 13, 2001, in Elkton, MO. His wife survives.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Gloria Nowack, of Jefferson City, MO, and Gayle Huffman, of Vienna, MO; two sons, Greg Hitzfield, of Zanesville, and Garry Hitzfield, of Columbia City; a sister, Nancy Lohr, of Fort Wayne; four brothers, Larry Hitzfield, Bill Hitzfield and Roger Hitzfield, all of Roanoke, and Glenn Hitzfield, of Englewood, OH; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Big Lake Church of God, 6955 Ind.-109, Columbia City.
Bailey-Love Mortuary, Huntington, is in charge of arrangements.