Theron Dale Kitt was born Aug. 2, 1978, to Kirby and Polly Kitt in Benkelman.
Theron attended grade school at Wauneta Public Schools and graduated high school from Wauneta-Palisade Schools. During his high school years he was involved in many sports activities. The most memorable was state track his senior year. Theron went away with three gold medals and a state record 4x100 meter relay as well as one bronze medal. The team also went home with the 1997 state runner-up trophy. He began his collegiate football career at Chadron State College where he redshirted, later transferring to the University of Nebraska at Kearney where he was one of the top corner backs on the Loper's team. He graduated in December 2002, with a degree in business administration.
Two of Theron's hobbies were hunting and fishing. Whenever he had a free moment you'd see him with a pole in his hand. He could catch fish when others couldn't get a bite. He and his friends have enjoyed many hunting moments together as well.
Theron was raised on a farm in Wauneta and hoped to continue its tradition. Working in the field and wheat harvest were things he looked forward to. Farmers would call on him if there was something that needed to be done.
Theron passed away April 22, 2003, at Imperial.
Preceding Theron in death were his grandfathers, Theron Dean Kitt and William James "Bill" Rothwell as well as his uncles, Randy Kitt and Billy Rothwell.
Theron is survived by his grandmother, Donnaline Kitt of Wauneta and his grandmother, Shirley Rothwell of Arthur; father, Kirby Kitt and wife, Mary of Wauneta; mother, Polly and husband, Al Gunther of Bloomfield; sisters, Kristi and husband, Alex McNair of Imperial and Beth Kitt of Kearney; brothers, Kallan Kitt of Kearney and Will Engell of Bloomfield; daughter, Bailey DeVall and mother, Brittany of Bassett; step-siblings, Cody and Cassie Gunther of Lakewood, Colo., and Nathan and Meghan Rauch of Wauneta; and nieces, Taylin and Mallie McNair of Imperial.
Theron was loved by so many. He will be greatly missed.
Funeral services were Saturday, 2:30 p.m. (MDT), in the Wauneta-Palisade High School Gymnasium in Wauneta with the Rev. John Engbrecht and the Rev. Michael Laing officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery of rural Wauneta.
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta is in charge of arrangements.