John “Perry” Michael Kitt was born 9/2/1944 to John L. Kitt and Lila Sczenski. He is the grandson to Christine Mullan Kitt and Mike Kitt. Perry, a member of the Coeur D’Alene Tribe, grew up on the Kitt ranch located on Sanders Rd, just outside of Tensed, ID. He went to grade school in Tensed and graduated high school in Plummer at the age of 18. At the age of 19, he joined the US Navy as a Seabee and shipped off to Vietnam to serve his country. After 4 tours, in 1969, Perry returned home an E5 with an honorable discharge. In 1971 he married Lyla Wetzel. They moved to Alaska where he worked as a logger and a commercial fisherman on the boat, Prince of Whales. Perry and Lyla had 4 daughters: Kristy, Dianne, Bonnie and Brandy. Later they divorced and in 1982 he married Peg Fuhrman. They had 3 children: Johna, Reita and Andy. Perry was an avid hunter and could often be found in the early morning light overlooking herds of deer. He worked very hard to achieve his Associates in Computer Programing. In 1990, Perry started working for the Coeur D’Alene Tribe’s GIS Department mapping the reservation lands, where he stayed working until he retired 11/11/11. He was also an active member of the Coeur D’Alene Tribe’s Honor Guard. During his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family and many grandchildren. Perry is survived by 3 sisters (Jean, Susan and Janie), 7 children and 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Perry left us at the age of 75. He will be missed but not forgotten.
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