Youngstown news, Obituaries, Tributes, ELIZABETH SUSAN KIKEL, Youngstown, Ohio

AURORA, COLO. – Elizabeth Susan Kikel died on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at 1:15 p.m. at Life Care Center of Aurora, due to complications of a stroke and emphysema.

She was born on Dec. 28, 1927, in Youngstown, daughter of Edward and Theresa O’Brien.

She graduated in May of 1945 from South High School in Youngstown. She also graduated with a degree in Business Education from Youngstown State University in May of 1951. She worked as a teacher at Memorial High School and later at Penn Ohio Business College and ITT Technical College. She later received a Master’s Degree in Business Education from YSU on March 29, 1975.

She was a member of the Newman Club and Friday Nighter’s Social Club, where she met her husband Felix “Fil” Kikel. They were married on Nov. 22, 1956, at St. Dominic’s Church in Youngstown. They lived in Youngstown until 1988, when they moved to Sacramento, Calif. They later moved to Aurora. Felix Kikel died on Nov. 23, 2000, also at the Life Care Center of Aurora

Mrs. Kikel enjoyed gardening, sewing, home remodeling, swimming, traveling, going on family vacations and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She will be sadly missed by her son, Philip Kikel and his wife, Holly, and her grandson, Ian of Belleville, Ill.; her son, Felix Noel Kikel of Aurora; her daughter, Laurie Boticke, husband George Boticke, her granddaughters, Brittany and Nicole and her great-grandson, Julian, all of Aurora; her daughter, Hollie Kikel of Aurora; and her sister, Patty O’Brien of Parker, Colo.

Two sisters who had previously passed away include Sally Leaper and Delores O’Brien.

A memorial service will be held at The Garden Plaza of Aurora, 14221 E. Evens Ave., Aurora, CO 80014, in the Independent Living Multipurpose Room today Aug. 24, 2017, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, in lieu of flowers, if so desired.

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