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Hulda Steinert Bitter 1915-2016
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     HOISINGTON — Hulda Steinert Bitter, 100, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Country Place Senior Living, Hoisington.  She was born Aug. 30, 1915, at Galatia, the daughter of David H. and Johanna (Kiel) Steinert. Hulda was a lifetime resident of the Galatia and Hoisington communities.
     She married Daniel Bitter on Dec. 30, 1934, at Susank. He passed away June 14, 1988.
     She was a homemaker and a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Hoisington. Hulda was the last charter member of the Hospital Auxiliary which started in 1958, and a charter member of the Clara Barton Foundation, and also volunteered as a Pink Lady for a number of years. She was a member of R.S.V.P., and started making quilts for World Relief in 1986; these quilts are given to flood and tornado victims, needy families and homeless shelters.  She liked flowers and gardening, was a collector of glassware, enjoyed going to auctions and has a collection of scrap books from local happenings since 1936.
     Survivors include a son, Daniel L. Bitter and wife Kathy, of Edmond, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Linda Enders and husband Joe of Eugene, Oregon, Lesli Gillette of Las Vegas, Nevada, Daniel A. Bitter of Edmond, Oklahoma, Tim Bitter and wife Debbie of Choctaw, Oklahoma, and April Hyland of Oklahoma City; 10 great-grandchildren, Steven Enders, Kaitlin, Jonathan, and James Gillette, Kayla, Trentt, and Austin Bitter, Danielle, Julia, and A.J. Hyland; and two great-great-grandchildren, Bradley Jennings and Kaylee Bitter; a sister, Ada Stremel of Great Bend; several nieces and nephews; and a son-in-law, Les Shobe of Seal Beach, Califoria. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lola Shobe; brother, B.V. Steinert; and three sisters, Stella Morgenstern, Elzenna Funk and Lorraine Kitson.
     Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Shelly G. Klingensmith presiding. Burial will follow at Hoisington Cemetery. Friends may call 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with family to receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at Nicholson-Ricke funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation or the Hoisington Ambulance Fund, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*
PO Box 146; 415 N. Main
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 31, 2016