Herbert L. Bittick, 90, of Granite City, Ill., passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, in St. Louis, Mo.
Herbert was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, with the Fourth armored division, serving under General Patton; a member of
Town and Country Gun Club, the D.A.V.; and was a local gunsmith. He was employed with the St. Louis Corp. of Engineers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers.
Surviving is his wife of over 70 years, Anna Mae, nee Collins, Bittick; two daughters, Beverly Haley, and Sharon (Mike) Losito, both of Granite City, Ill.; and a son, Larry (Linda) Bittick of Portales, N.M.; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to any cause benefiting veterans.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at noon Friday, June 13, 2014, at Second Baptist Church, Granite City, Ill.
Interment will full military honors will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2014, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on June 10, 2014