Todd Jacob Gillitzer, Jr., 9, Benson


Todd Jacob Gillitzer, Jr., age 9, Benson, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained in a tragic house fire in Hibbing.
Services were held at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30.
Visitation was held at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29. Visitation continued at the church from  from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30.
Burial was at the Benson City Cemetery.
Jacob was born to Todd Jacob Gillitzer and Jahanna Leah Frentzel in Duluth on May 3, 2008. Jacob grew up in Benson and was a fourth grader at Northside Elementary. He loved playing hockey, baseball, football, and video games.
Jacob is survived by his parents, Thomas Jon and Jahanna Leah Wrobleski and Todd Jacob Gillitzer (Kristen); siblings, Jackson Frentzel, Jordan Anderson, Jonathan Gillitzer, Jace Wrobleski, Eli Gillitzer, and Behryn Gillitzer; grandparents, David and Stephanie Frentzel, Kurt and Peggy Heimann, and Alan and Lori Wrobleski; great-grandparents: JaVonne Frentzel, Raburn and Mary Lou Belcher, Doris Gillitzer, and Mary Lu Minchow; aunts, Cealig (Stephen) Rial, Lahren Frentzel, Taylor Shope, Lesley Frentzel, and Abby (Sam) Adams; uncles, Patrick (Stephanie) Barrett, Josh Frentzel, Josh Mueller, James Faulkner, and Terry Gillitzer, Joseph (Jessica) Wrobleski, Daniel (Jordan) Wrobleski; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Steven and Patricia Gillitzer; great-grandparents, Elmer and Deloris Ziegler, Herbert Gillitzer, Tom Frentzel, and Don Minchow; and cousin, Isaiah Adams

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