Cover photo for John Richard Bittner's Obituary
John Richard Bittner Profile Photo
1930 John 2019

John Richard Bittner

July 24, 1930 — September 29, 2019

Passed away September 29, 2019 in his home with his family in attendance. He was preceded in death by his parents Anna (Peters) & Leo Bittner; sisters, Katherine Owel, Dorothy Krank, Jean Baugh-O’Neil; brother, Robert Bittner and baby Boy Bittner. Surviving is his wife of 64 years Laura Bittner, two daughters Barbara (Gary) Loney, Jane (Wayne) Steele; three sons, Stephen (Mary) Bittner, Mike (Lisa) Bittner and Daniel Bittner. 10 grandchildren; Kristen (Adam) Gorman, Briana (Dave) Ophoff, Sean Loney, Kelly Bittner, Evan (Bridget) Bittner, Jennifer Bittner, Allison Bittner Dina Bittner, Jacob Steele, and Bradden Steele ; eight great-grandchildren, Declan and Nolan Gorman, Mae and Sidney Bittner, Levi, Luke, Rose and Eden Ophoff and many nieces & nephews. John graduated from St. Augustine High School in 1948; he served in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean Conflict. John was employed over 40 years as a sales person at Sherman TV & Appliance; he enjoyed the outdoors, fishing-especially ice fishing, hunting, woodworking, camping and his wonderful family. Friends will be received 6-8 pm Wednesday October 2, 2019 at Redmond Funeral Home, Kalamazoo where a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 am Thursday at St. Monica Catholic Church. Interment will be in Ft. Custer National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made to Loaves & Fishes or St. Monica Church Tuition Assistance.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John Richard Bittner, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 13

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree