John Kitchner, 77

John “Pat” Kitchner of Lake Orion passed away on September 22nd, 2023 at the age of 77 after a long illness. Pat was born on December 20, 1945 to Delmar and Ruth Kitchner of Troy, where he grew up. Pat was an insurance agent in the Rochester area for 40 years until retirement. His sense of humor and love of flannel shirts will be greatly missed. His grandchildren were his pride and joy; going to their sports events, teaching them how to play pool and ride their first bike. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends. Pat is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Linda; children John (Andrea) Kitchner, and Krista (the late Chuck) Johnson; grandchildren Michael Kitchner, Kyle Johnson, David Kitchner, Nicole Johnson, and Jack Kitchner; sisters Shirley (the late Bob) Porter and Marylou (Ken) Haffner, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Delmar and Ruth Kitchner, his sister, Joyce Kitchner, and his brother, Harry (the late Mary Ann) Kitchner. A private memorial is being held at a later date. Arrangements and cremation entrusted to Modetz Funeral Homes in Orion Township. Online condolences may be left at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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