Edited by Ann Chrissos
Lester Litzinger (b. 17 March 1911, d. 5 Apr 1993) married Dorothy Kick (b. 25 Jan 1921) in the St. Paul’s E & R Church on Olive Street Road at Warson Road. They held the reception at home. The couple had three sons: Philip, Mark and Guy. The family lived on Woods Mill Road from 1955 to 1988, when the property was sold. Lester Litzinger was in the excavating business.
Dorothy Litzinger’s parents were Frank and May Christman Kick. Frank had a brother, Henry Kick and a sister Pauline, who married Fred Rufkahr and they had a son, Fred. May Christman’s parents were August and Matilda Blanner Christman. May had two sisters, Pearl and Florence. August and Matilda purchased property on Kehrs Mill Road from the Purdy family. The farm was 53 plus acres where the Christman family took up residence. Prior to buying this farm, August owned 160 acres between Kehrs Mill and Baxter Roads.
Dorothy went to live with her Christman grandparents while she attended Oak Ridge School on Valley Road off of Clayton Road and later Kirkwood High School. She graduated in 1938. Dorothy became close to her mother’s two sisters, Pearl Christman who married Henry Duaster and Florence Christman who married Henry’s brother Albert Dauster. The Christman family shopped at Graczeks Store and attended the United Neighbors annual picnic in Ballwin, Missouri.
Dorothy Litzinger was interviewed by Arland Stemme on 27 June 2003.