Kirk D. Kitzmann, 37, of Newcomerstown, passed away Friday, April 8, 2011, at Union Hospital, Dover.

He was born Wednesday, May 23, 1973, at Iowa to the late David Kitzmann and Kathy Schwestka Kitzmann of Phoenix, Ariz.

Kirk was an Air Force veteran, and tattoo artist with Over The Edge Tattoo Shope and Projekt 73.

He enjoyed drawing and painting, and a member of the praise band for Christ United Methodist Church.

On Saturday, May 16, 1988, he married Christie Guy Kitzmann, who survives.

Also surviving is one daughter, Azure Kitzmann of the home; one brother, Alex Kitzmann of Medesto, Calif.; one sister, Nikki (Jason) Neri of Riverbank, Calif.; stepmother, Marla Kitzman of Medesto, Calif.; and grandmother, Charlotte Kitzmann of Thornberg, Iowa.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Trevor Kitzmann.

Celebration of life services were Thursday, April 14, 2011, at the Newcomerstown River of Life, Christ United Methodist Church, Newcomerstown, with the Rev. Russell Ham officiating.

The family has chosen cremation.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Azure Kitzmann Education Fund, Century National Bank, 220 E. State St., Newcomerstown, OH 43832.

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