Glenn A. Bittermann, 66, of West Bend, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Seasonís Hospice at Merrill Hills Manor in Waukesha after a long battle with cancer.
He was born on Oct. 31, 1946 in Parkston, S.D. to the late Albert and Lenora (nee Schnabel) Bittermann. He attended Klein Country Grade School and graduated from Delmont, S.D. High School in 1964. Glenn was united in marriage to Julie Fuerniss on Nov. 4, 1967, in Delmont, S.D., and shortly after their marriage the couple moved to West Bend.
Glenn was employed at the West Bend Company for 33 years, retiring in 2000. He served in the National Guard and also drove cars for the Bob Fish Auto Dealership for many years. Glenn enjoyed woodworking, carpentry and working on his Mustangs.
Those Glenn leaves behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 45 years, Julie; three children, Russell (Haley) Bittermann of New Orleans, La., Troy (Robin) Bittermann of Muskego, and Stacy (Boomer) Danford of New Orleans; four grandchildren, Travis, Alex, Mitchell, and Auden, with two more blessings on the way; a sister, LaVonne (Melvin) Konrad of Mitchel, S.D.; his mother-in-law, Helene Fuerniss of Delmont, S.D.; two sisters-inlaw, Cheryl (Rich) Lockwood of Sallisaw, Okla., and Susan (Tim) Thuringer of Lexington, Ky.; two brothers-inlaw, Charner (Rebecca) Fuerniss of Byhalia, Miss., and Charles (Elaine) Fuerniss of Paris, Ky.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Darlene Roth, his father-in-law, Arnold Fuerniss, and a brother-in-law, Terry Fuerniss.
The funeral service in remembrance of Glenn will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. at Pilgrim Ev. Lutheran Church, 462 Meadowbrook Drive, West Bend. The Rev. Joseph Fisher and the Rev. Christopher Raffa will officiate and burial will follow in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Memorials to the American Cancer Society are appreciated.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the entire staff of Seasonís Hospice at Merrill Hills Manor, Dr. Vukelich, Dr. Mosley and everyone who helped care for Glenn.
Myrhum Ė Patten Funeral & Cremation Service, West Bend is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.myrhumpatten.com.