Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #101 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff in honor of Fire Chief Donald Edwin Kittelson of the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department who passed away Dec. 17, 2020, after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Fire Chief Kittelson served the Clayton community for more than 34 years years. A third-generation firefighter, he was a pillar of his community and a mentor to many, sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for firefighting with the next generation. Our deepest condolences and thoughts are with his family, loved ones, the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department, and the entire Clayton community as they grapple with this loss.
A Lodi native, Blaze attended the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay where he graduated with a degree in theatre technology & design. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world–including a 6-year stint in China. He has been a teacher, a writer, a designer, and is the founder of the Redleaf Consulting Group.