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Hitner, Frederick L.,
88, of Edwardsville passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014 at The Villas of Guerin Woods in Georgetown, IN. He was born in Floyd County, IN April 16, 1926 the son of Thomas and Nancy Edith Mottweiler Hitner.
Fred owned and operated Hitner Grocery Store from 1949 to 1976 in Edwardsville. He was a former Georgetown trustee, Auditor, Assistant Road Supervisor and Recorder. He was the first president of the Edwardsville Water Corporation and was instrumental in founding the Edwardsville Park, Fred was a member of the Parkway Baptist Church on Corydon Pike in New Albany, he was a past master for the Masonic Lodge in Georgetown, a World War II Veteran where he was in the 106th Infantry, he was a member of the VFW Post 1693 and was involved with numerous other organizations. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Esther Summers Hitner.
He is survived by four sons, Ronald Davidson (Debbie) of Greenville, IN, Donald Hitner (Nina) of Edwardsville, IN, John Hitner (Laura) of Floyds Knobs, IN and Glen Hitner (Linda) of Edwardsville, IN; two daughters- Sandra McCullum (Jerry) of New Albany, IN and Rebecca Schellenberg (Tom) of Sellersburg, IN; brother- Thomas Albert Hitner of Manteca, CA; two sisters- Dorothy Hubler and Mary Egle both of New Albany, IN; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren
Funeral services will be held at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown, IN Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 11 AM. Burial in Edwardsville Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 AM - 8 PM and after 9 AM Thursday at the funeral home in Georgetown. A Masonic service will be held Wednesday at 7 PM at the funeral home.
Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Homes Georgetown
7420 Highway 64 Georgetown, IN 47122
Published in The Courier-Journal on Sept. 2, 2014