MINSTER - Jeffery L. "Bit" Bitler, 59, on 235 S. Frankfort St., Minster, died 4:08 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at his home.
He was born on Aug. 14, 1954, in St. Marys to the late John and late Lucille Bitler. He married Ruth Kramer on Nov. 5, 1977, in Burkettsville. She survives in Minster, Ohio.
He is also survived by son Dan and Treva Bitler, Bellbrook; daughter Nikki and T.C. Wilges, Minster; grandchildren Avery, Nolan and Lila; brothers John Bitler, Montpelier, James and the late Deborah Bitler, Celina, and Tom Bitler, California.
He was an honorary member of the late Ted and Norma Purpus family. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, Minster F.O.E. No. 1391, and a member and former Golf Committee member at Arrowhead Golf Club. He retired from Progress Tool in April.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with the Rev. Rick Nieberding celebrant. Burial will take place in St. Augustine Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 20.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Auglaize County Cancer Association.
Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.
Hogenkamp Sons, Inc.
61 S. HANOVER ST. MINSTER, OH 45865-1233
Published in Sidney Daily News on Sept. 15, 2013