Harold E. Hitz

May 30, 1925 ~ June 21, 2020 (age 95)


Harold E. Hitz, 95, of Carthage, passed away at 12:05 A.M. Sunday morning, June 21, 2020, at St. Vincent’s Home in Quincy.

Harold was born May 30, 1925, the son of Clifford and Maude (Badger) Hitz in Tennessee, Illinois.  On September 12, 1948, he was united in marriage to Jean Burford and together they had four children, Eugene, Jerry, Pam and Judy.  She preceded him in death in 1987.  In 1991 he was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Rutherford.  She also preceded him in death.  Harold was a Prairie Farms milk man for many years beginning in 1969.  He also delivered gas for Wright Oil, worked at factory and farmed.  He enjoyed bowling and going to casinos.

Harold is survived by three children, Eugene (Arlynn) Hitz of Dallas City, Pam (Eric) Miller of Plymouth and Judy Foley of Jacksonville, Illinois; nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and a brother, Junior (Pat) Hitz of Carthage.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jerry; wives, Jean and Mary Ellen; a granddaughter, Emily Miller; son-in-law, Russ Foley; and a sister, Imogene Ausec.


Private family services will be held at Printy Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage.  Memorials may be directed to St. Vincent’s Home in Quincy for their van fund.  Printy Funeral Home of Carthage is in charge of arrangements.

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