Bloomington- Victor W. Bittner,
87, of Mercy Creek, formerly of Bloomington, passed away at 5:45
p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at his residence.
Funeral services will be at 11
a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
in Bloomington with Pastor Chad Lueck officiating. Visitation will
be from 9:30 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the church.
Interment with military honors by the Bloomington-Normal American
Legion Honor Guard will be at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.
Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the
family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Good
Shepherd Lutheran Church Portico Fund.
He was born August 21, 1925 at
Brokaw Hospital in Normal, son of William A. and Louise E.
(Goetsch) Bittner. He married Betty M. Gielow on April 21, 1946 at
Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington. She survives.
Also surviving is one daughter,
Jane (Sam) Redding of Lincoln; one son, Timothy (Patricia) Bittner
of Bloomington; six grandchildren, Bart (Amanda) Bittner of
Heyworth; Kelly (Jeff) Cramer of Mahomet; Becky (Doug) Domkuski of
Towanda; John (Tammy) Redding and Tom (Brittney) Redding both of
Castle Rock, Colo; Cari (Nathan) Rohlfs of Emden; 18 great
He was preceded in death by his
parents and one sister.
He served in the United States
Airforce during WWII serving on the island of Tinian.
Victor was a life long farmer on
the Bittner family farm along with his son, Tim and grandson,
He served as president and member
of the Unit 5 school board for 16 years, and was a advocate for his
children to obtain higher education. He was also a member of the
Producer Livestock Board, Barnes Elevator Board, McLean County Farm
Bureau and the McLean County Fair Board. In addition served for the
McLean County Red Cross.
He was a charter member of the
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church where he served on the board of
trustees and volunteered in many capacities.
He was a loving husband, father,
and grandfather who will be truly missed by all his family and
friends, his legacy lives through them.
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the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.
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