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Colonel Timothy David Litka Lieutenant

d. November 19, 2022

Lieutenant Colonel Timothy David Litka passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 19, 2022. He was 51 years old.

Tim was born on his big sister’s birthday, January 4, 1971 in South Bend, Indiana to the late Michael P. Litka and Eleanor R. Litka. Tim grew up in North Canton, Ohio where he attended Hoover High School and was a stand-out tennis player. He graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and from the University of Toledo, College of Law, with a Juris Doctorate. He served proudly in the United States Army and held a Masters of Law, in Military Law, from the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School.

Immediately after Law School, Tim served as a Public Defender in the Stark County Ohio office. He was commissioned as a Judge Advocate, at 29, and served in both the active duty and reserve components since 2000. He was truly beloved. Selfless in his service to God, our country, his family, his friends, his community, and his military brothers and sisters. In 22 years, spanning three countries and two deployments to Iraq in support of our nation, Tim made sure to plan family adventures to enjoy the local culture and create unforgettable memories.

Lieutenant Colonel Litka is survived by the love of his life and wife of 15 years, Amy Fernandez Litka, their daughter Ava Elizabeth Paige Litka, his mother Eleanor Ruth Litka (of North Canton Ohio), his three siblings Lisa, Rebecca and Michael and 10 nieces and nephews. His loved ones will always remember his infectious laugh, dry sense of humor, deep devotion to family and how he will always be the absolute best father and protector to his beloved daughter, Ava.

If God intended for us to pass a test, you ACED it! You will never be forgotten.

We will celebrate the amazing life of Lieutenant Colonel Timothy David Litka with a visitation from 10am to Noon on Saturday, November 26th, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Immediately following the visitation, a procession for family and friends will depart the funeral home for military honors ceremony at 1:30pm at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.

You may share a message with the family or sign an online guest book via Flowers are appreciated, and donations may be made to a fund for Ava. Donations can be made via Zelle: 254.383.0531

Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel, (816) 781-8228.

Service Information:

We will celebrate Tim’s life with visitation from 10 am until 12 noon on Saturday, November 26, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, 1-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Immediately following the visitation, a procession for family and friends will depart the funeral home for military honors at 1:30 pm at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.

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