Irene C Bitter – 1927 - 2016
HOISINGTON — Irene C. Bitter, 88, of Hoisington, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016, at Cherry Village in Great Bend. She was born Dec. 9, 1927 at Barton County, the daughter of Fred and Amelia (Bitter) Deutsch. She was a lifelong resident of Northern Barton County and Hoisington until moving to Cherry Village Nursing Home in 2014.
Irene married Harry Bitter on Nov. 21, 1948 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Susank. He preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 2014. Mrs. Bitter was a farm wife and worked as a C.N.A. at Central Kansas Medical Center and Hoisington Clara Barton Hospital. She was a member of LWML (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League) and the Dorcas Society.
Survivors include one son, Kenneth and wife Cindy, of Powell, Ohio; grandchildren, Josh and wife Kelly, Kurt Bitter, Shaelynn Bitter, Zachary Bitter, Trey Bitter, Cole Bilbrey, Sydnie Bilbrey; and two great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Lucas Bitter; one brother Junior Deutsch of Hoisington; two sisters, Theresa Dumler of Hoisington, and Wilma Haesemeyer of Hutchinson; daughter-in-law, Heather Bitter (surviving spouse of Greg), of Hoisington. She was preceded in death by two sons, Frederick J. Bitter and Greg Bitter; eight brothers, Armin Deutsch, Raymond Deutsch, Leland Deutsch, Dean Deutsch, Edward Deutsch, Edwin Deutsch, Robert Deutsch, Paul Deutsch; and one sister Helena Mai.
The funeral service will be Monday, May 16, at 10 a.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church in Hoisington, with the Reverend Mark Lovett officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington. Interment will be at Hoisington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Hour, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.nicholsonrickefh.net
Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*
P.O. Box 146
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 15, 2016