Jeffrey Kitchen

Jeffrey C. Kitchen, age 73, of Beaver Dam, died Friday, April 20, 2018 at Select Specialty Hospital in West Allis.

There will be a memorial gathering at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  On Thursday, April 26, 2018, there will be a Celebration of Jeff’s Life at the funeral home beginning at 3:30 p.m. with John R. Leiting serving as the celebrant.  Following the service, there will be a reception at Old Hickory Golf Club starting at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Jeffrey Carl Kitchen was born on March 1, 1945 in Red Oak Iowa, the son of Dorthea Christine and Roland “Shorty” Frank.  After high school, Jeff earned a BA Degree at UW Oshkosh in 1973.  After a brief stint serving as the Great Iowa Corn God, he moved to Wisconsin and settled in Beaver Dam in 1973.  Jeff began his career in real estate in 1975 and purchased the Century 21 Office in 1983.  He was a Past President of the Wisconsin Relators Association.   Jeff loved the Beaver Dam Community and was active in many ways.  Jeff will be missed as the auctioneer at the many charitable events he gave his time and talents to through the years.  Jeff believed strongly in the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce and loved serving as an Ambassador for many years.  Jeff had a wonderful sense of humor that permeated everything he did.  He enjoyed golf, fast cars, scuba diving and the Caribbean.  Most of all, Jeff enjoyed spending time with his family – until he fell asleep in his chair.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Kitchen of Beaver Dam; two daughters, Dawn (Jim Nicholson) Kitchen of Mansfield, OH and Dana Kitchen of Minneapolis, MN; two grandchildren, Dylan and Nash Nicholson; three brothers, Tim (Mary) Frank of Kansas City MO, Chris (Elizabeth Valsing) Frank of Chapel Hill, NC, and Jack (Darlene) Kitchen of Arizona; nieces, nephews, Shirley’s family, and three dogs.  Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, Christine and Shorty Frank and Carl Kitchen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jeff Kitchen’s name to Church Health Services or the Dodge County Humane Society.

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