Todd Alan Hitzeroth
Todd Alan Hitzeroth

Todd Alan Hitzeroth, 70, passed away January 4, 2020 due to complications from pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife Linda; son Matthew and his wife Heather and their children Georgie, Olivia, Miles, and Jack; son Spencer and his wife Melody; daughter Gretchen and her children Craig and Avery; and two brothers Mark and Ryan. Todd's family was at his side and he died peacefully with no pain.

Todd was born in Elgin, Illinois on August 18, 1949. He was the oldest son of Franklin and Dorothy Hitzeroth and the oldest of thirteen grandchildren to Otto and Marie Hitzeroth.

Todd graduated from Centerville high school in Iowa 1967. He earned an associate's degree from the Indian Hills community college in Centerville, Iowa in 1969. He started his career at Aurora, Illinois UHF TV station and then was employed with the Chicago PBS station WTTW, where he won an Emmy for his work. Todd moved to Los Angeles area taking a job with NBC in 1972. He traveled around the country supporting sporting events for NBC including golf, tennis, baseball, and football for nine years. Todd also served as a Broadcast Engineer with The Post Group for two years. His final workplace was with Fox corporate as a broadcast engineer for 27 years before retiring in Sherman Oaks, California.

Todd was active in local astronomy and HAM radio clubs. He performed a lot of genealogy research for the Hitzeroth and Bissell families and attended Hitzeroth reunions in Germany, Canada, South Africa, and America. He was an active church member throughout his life and regularly helped with audio and video support for services.

Donations may be made in the memory of Todd A. Hitzeroth to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at
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Randy Comeau
Feb 21, 2020
Todd was a great friend, fellow amateur radio operator and a true mentor to my two children, Ashley and Sean. Todd was a tireless board member of the Santa Clarita (W6J) Amateur Radio Club, wearing many hats over the years. I want to express my sincere condolences to his wife Linda, his children, grandchildren and friends. You are truly missed and with us in our hearts.
James Feld and family
Feb 20, 2020
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Mark & Missy Humphrey
Feb 19, 2020
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Larry Land
Feb 15, 2020
Todd was a great friend and fellow radio enthusiast.
Margery (Ewing) Davison
Feb 14, 2020
Enjoyed going to church with his family. He will be greatly missed. Our condolences to his family.
Steve Koestner
Feb 14, 2020
Todd was a wonderful friend of mine from high school and JC in Centerville. We drove around town in his VW while using his BIG EAR listening device for super audio spying. He was really funny and smart and always up to mischief with me without regard for consequences. One night while his parents were out of town he buried their station wagon in a mud filled ditch east of town while on another of our BIG EAR missions. Thanks again to the farmer who pulled us out with his tractor. He was an usher at our wedding in 74. His quirky humor and hearty laughter were one of a kind. I always enjoyed seeing him at our class reunions and remembering our misdeeds together. A finer human being and friend n...ever walked this earth. My sympathy to Linda, his children, grand-children, brothers and family. The world is a better place for Todd Hitzeroth having loved us all. God bless you Todd and may you have eternal peace in heaven with Jesus !Read more
Kristina (Koziol) McNeish
Feb 13, 2020
Ryan, it's been so long since we crossed paths. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother.