THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: March 22, 2018
Chieko (Saito) Kitchenmaster, 83, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Atrium in Oconto Falls.
Born March 3, 1935, in Japan, to the late Genkichi and Tetsuno Saito, she attended grade school in Japan and graduated from primary school there. On April 21, 1955, she married James H. Kitchenmaster and began her life in Middle Inlet. Together, they raised eight children.
She lived her life to the fullest through simple pleasures like chatting with friends and family, going to the casino and time with family and friends. She especially liked crocheting blankets, hats and scarfs for family and friends and enjoyed gardening, canning and cooking.
She always made something out of nothing and her best times were watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren play sports, having lunch with friends and shopping with her children.
She is survived by seven children, Carl (Apinya), James John, Thomas (Tina), Jay (Debbie), Greg, Judy Patz (Mark Stuyvenberg) and Sherry Blohm (Brandon); 22 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Kitchenmaster; a daughter, Carol Kitchenmaster and her twin sister, Chizuko Carvajal.
A graveside service was held at the Middle Inlet Cemetery on Saturday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m., officiated by Pastor David Pluess. Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.