David Michael Tzitz, 57, of Brazil passed away in his home of heart failure. He had endured a year-long bout with cancer and was doing well with beating it. He was born March 4, 1947, in Portage, Ind., the son of George and Delores Tzitz. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. In 1977, he moved to Clay County. On Aug. 11, 1978, he married Mary Kathryn Kerr Tzitz, she survives. He worked at CBS, the Cloverdale Shell Station, and then as a correctional officer RDC at Plainfield. He was currently working as a materials handler at Heartland Automotive and had worked there for over six years. He loved fishing, spending time with his son and his friends. He was always a wonderful husband and father, and continued worry about his children even after they had grown. He loved his cocker spaniel dog "Buster" who died in December. His family had just gotten him a new cocker spaniel he named "Bubby".
Survivors include his loving wife Mary Kathryn Tzitz; one son Michael David Tzitz and two daughters Denise Marie Tzitz and Suzanne Tzitz; three stepchildren, Joseph Charles Toth, Grace Marietta Toth and Steven A. Toth; an uncle by marriage, Norman Hill of Whiting, Ind., and other extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son Davey Tzitz.
Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at French Funeral Home with Pastor Jacob Raubuch officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Post a heart of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com