Obituaries » Darvin J "Yogi" Kritzman

July 23, 1926 - December 24, 2019

Funeral Service Date
December 30, 2019
Funeral Service Time
11:00 am

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Darvin J “Yogi” Kritzman, 93, of Fort Wayne died December 24, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family. Darvin was born July 23, 1926 in Fort Wayne. He was the son of the late Walter and Beatrice Kritzman. He served our country in the U S Army during WW II. Darvin was a Firefighter for the City of Fort Wayne for 33 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the Firefighters Union and the VA. Darvin is survived by his wife of 72 years, Helen of Fort Wayne; daughters, Karen Kritzman and Mickie Walters both of Fort Wayne, IN and Judy (Michael) Hamlin of Oregon City, OR; grandchildren, Chris (Mike) Mataraza, Deena (Ali) Mehdikhan, Matt Hamlin, Neil Linsky, Jim (Missy) Aerts, Jolene (Ira) Robinson, Holly (Travis) Hemsoth, Tony Kurtz; great-grandchildren, Michael (Lindsey) Mataraza, Shane (Brittney) Mataraza, Josh Mehdikhan, Kori Mehdikhan, CJ and Aubree Aerts, Layla, Seeley, Sawyer and Crosby Hemsoth, great great grandchildren Gionni, Mila, Rylee and Madison Mataraza; and his two best friends Patsy and Cricket. Darvin was preceded in death by his grandchildren Mike Hamlin and Stephanie Aerts. Funeral Service will be 11:00 am, Monday, December 30, 2019 at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Sunday, December 29, 2019, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to the Allen County SPCA, Riley’s Children’s Hospital, Boy’s Town of Omaha NE, and the Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum. To sign the online guest book, go to www.divinemercyfuneralhome.com.

Visitation Information:

Divine Mercy Funeral Home

Phone: 260-426-2044

Address: 3500 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

Visitation Date

December 29, 2019

Visitation Time

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm

06:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Funeral Service Information:

Divine Mercy Funeral Home

Phone: 260-426-2044

Address: 3500 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

Service Date: December 29, 2019

Service Time: 2:00 pm

Service Notes: calling one hour prior

Funeral Service Date

December 30, 2019

Funeral Service Time

11:00 am

Additional Info

calling one hour prior

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