Steve J. Citta, 92
July 16, 1924 — July 15, 2017

Steve J. Citta, 92 Steve J. Citta, 92, of West Bend, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Kettle Moraine Gardens in Kewaskum.

Steve was born July 16, 1924, in Milwaukee, the son of the late Dominic and Josephine (Pecoraro) Citta. On Aug. 9, 1945, he was united in marriage to Gertrude Loose in Denver. Gertrude preceded Steve in death June 12, 2006.

Steve proudly served his country as a Corporal in the AAF (Army Air Force) from 1943-46. He worked alongside his father in the shoe repair business, later owning his own shoe repair shop in Milwaukee, until he retired at 62. Steve had many hobbies and especially enjoyed fishing, bowling, gardening, painting pictures and making model airplanes.

Those Steve leaves behind to cherish his memory include six children, Carol (John Jr.) Schell of West Bend, Danny Citta of Gainesville, Texas, Rick Citta of Medellin, Columbia, Paul Citta of Edgerton, Patrick (Lisa) Citta of San Antonio, and Greg (Jeanette) Citta of Ball Ground, Georgia; 17 grandchildren, John Schell III, Jamie (John) Klesmith, Mary (Pat) Henson, John Citta, Todd Citta, Matt Citta, Kevin Citta, Tom (Libby) Citta, Jennifer (Steven) Slak, Lori Beth (Benjamin) Martin, Kristi (Jamie) Johnson, Michelle (Christopher) Hyatt, Christian (fiancé, Joan) Citta, Abrianna Citta, Catherine Citta and Joseph Citta; many great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Joyce Loose of McFarland; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife and parents, Steve was preceded in death by three sisters, Rose Bartolotta, Mary Kent and Nina Ferrito; two sisters-in-law, Florence Krentz and Alice Schrank; and a brother-in-law, Milton Loose.

Funeral services for Steve will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, July 21, at Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend. Steve’s family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home Friday from 4 p.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of your choice are appreciated.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Steve’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at