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George Lewis Sitts, 67, of Columbia City passed away at 2:25 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born June 9, 1943 in South Whitley, he was a son of Wayne and Irene Elizabeth (Salesman) Sitts.
He lived his entire lifetime in Whitley County and the past two years at his present home. He attended Warsaw schools. On Nov. 28, 1963 he married Wanda Kay Brown in Columbia City. He was a retired diesel mechanic for Serv-All in Fort Wayne and enjoyed driving and building race cars and was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Kay Sitts of Columbia City; two sons, Charlie Wayne and Robert Lewis Sitts, both of Columbia City; one daughter, Christina Joy (Kevin) Leckrone of Columbia City; a sister, Opal Sitts of Columbia City; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Jennie Marie Gorski; sister, Faye Wood; granddaughter, Crystal Scott; and brother, Franklin Sitts.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home with David Swinehart officiating. Burial will follow at South Park (Annex) Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be given in Mr. Sittsâ€™s memory to his Final Expense Fund c/o DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Park Drive, Columbia City, IN 46725. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.