INDIANOLA -- Gerald Dean "Pudge" Sitzman, 70, died Friday (Dec. 16, 2005) at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln.
He was born June 17, 1935, at Culbertson to Henry C. and Helen (Hill) Sitzman. He graduated from Culbertson High School in 1952.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, from 1954 until 1957.
He worked at Dayco Hose Plant.
He married Peggy N. (Kinne) Zwickle at the United Methodist Church in Indianola on Sept. 26, 1981.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Betty and husband, Gene Schwenk; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Sitzman; and mother-in-law, Evelyn Kinne.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy of Indianola; three sons, Gary Sitzman and wife, Barbara of Kearney, Ronnie Sitzman and wife, Darla of Grand Island and Randy Zwickle and wife, Chris of McCook; a daughter, Roseanne and husband, Jeff Ahlemeyer of Wilsonville; two brothers, Dick Sitzman of Indianola and Bill Sitzman and wife, Sharon of Culbertson; three sisters, Marianne Cole and husband, Kenneth of Indianola, Barb Brown and husband, Dolyn of Culbertson and Kathy Deuter of McCook; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be Wednesday, 11 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Indianola with the Rev. David Rowe officiating. Interment will be in the Indianola Cemetery.
Visitation will be today, until 8 p.m., and Tuesday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook. Condolences can be left at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Memorials are being accepted in his name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of arrangements.