Robert Dewain Litten

July 22, 1935 – February 3, 2024

Robert went to his heavenly home with the Lord on February 3, 2024, at the age of 88. He was a wonderful father who was always there when we needed him. He was well loved by his family and friends.

He was born July 22, 1935, to Arthur and Euvonne Litten in Beatrice, Nebraska. He graduated from Swanton Nebraska High School. Robert was married for nearly 48 years to La Verne Alvina Schierkolk, when she passed away in 2008. Together they had two daughters: Teresa and Deborah.

Robert joined the Army on April 21, 1956. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he worked for Hewlett Packard for many years.

Robert loved working in his yard, being outdoors, and going on road trips. He enjoyed polka music and dances as well as his dog and cat. He loved working on his cars and tractors, especially when he was able to drive the tractors in parades with his grandchildren. He enjoyed socializing at the senior center and at his church, but his biggest enjoyment in life was spending time with family.

Robert is survived by his daughters: Teresa Litten, Deborah (husband, James) Harvey, grandchildren: Brian Matthew Harvey and Valerie Nichole Harvey, sister-in-laws: Bonnie Litten, Jeanie Litten, and Pearl Schierkolk. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sister, Kay Drain, brothers, Daryll Litten and Gene Litten.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00p.m. at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910, on Tuesday February 13, 2024. A burial will follow at 2:30p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 Hancock Expressway, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903. Reception to follow at 3:00p.m. at the Olympian Plaza Reception Center, 975 South Union Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, 2550 Tenderfoot Hill Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906.

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  1. Indeed he was a great father and friend, I will miss your stories and conversations and meeting at Fargo’s for lunch, you will be missed, REST IN PEACE BOB.

  2. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.Your father was a wonderful person who touched the lives of many. May you find strength and solace in the memories you shared together. Donita Levasseur,and her sons Albert and Anthony Levasseur (Helga Velie’s daughter and grandsons)

  3. Thanking God for the gift of Bob in my life, and in the lives of my parents & children!
    I met Mr. Litten as a child, he was our neighbor across the street.
    I re-met Bob as an adult returning to visit my parents; when I called him
    Mr. Litten, he invited me to call him Bob.
    There were a number of times that Bob saw my beloved dad (who was suffering from Alzheimer Disease) wandering away from home, and Bob would walk him back home.
    My parents would entrust Bob with the care of their home & cat while they were away.
    When my kids & I moved in with my mom, Bob and I formed a friendship.
    I enjoyed his whistling & he enjoyed my quirky sense of humor. We enjoyed laughing together!
    I will miss my friend, Bob.
    I will enjoy a scoop of ice cream in his honor. ❣

  4. Heaven welcomed Bob with open arms. He was a real gentleman and such a joy to dance with at the International Dance (formerly Polka) Club. He will be missed by so many.

  5. I met Mr and Mrs Litten and their daughter Terry when I worked at King Soopers. They shopped every week and I formed a great friendship with them. I moved away but we kept in touch for 43 years and I would visit whenever I came back to Colorado Springs. They all will be forever in my heart. Rest in peace Mr Litten. You were a great man

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