53-year-old Alan Kitto, Jr. is remembered by his Pastor

Posted by: Marlenia Thornton


Members of the Sacred Winds Native United Methodist church are now coping with the loss of a valued member.

53–year–old Alan Kitto, Jr.  died Wednesday after a crash at 16th and B streets, involving his motor scooter.

His pastor says the news was devastating.

"I was absolutely stunned. He has been such a big part of the life our spiritual community here in Lincoln and just such a vibrant soul," Sacred Winds Native United Methodist Church Pastor Lin Quenzer said. 

Kitto was a man of strong faith.

He was the church's music leader.

His pastor shares he used his gift to bless others and serve God.

She says giving was just part of his nature.

"He would go out of his way to be good to people. He didn't have money. He didn't have material things, but he gave of himself," Quenzer said.

Quenzer says his death is a tremendous loss.

Kitto was a very loving, humble and gentle man.

His loved ones say words cannot describe how much he'll be missed and what he meant to everyone.

"As much as he gave in life, i think he's going to give in his passing," she said. " He's going to leave a really big hole that  i don't really know how we're going to fill."

His loved ones are gathering Thursday night for a memorial service.

The service will be held at the Sacred Winds Native United Methodist Church at 7 p.m.  It is located at 2400 S. 11  St and it's open to the public.