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Jeffrey L. "Bit" Bitler

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“We enjoyed Bit while on our motorcycle trips. He always had some story to tell and tried to make you smile! He will be missed. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: KC & CINDY CUMMINS - Minster, OH

“Dear Ruth and family, It was very sad to hear about Bit's passing. I have great memories of Bit playing CYO basketball with the gang over 40 years...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Ron Winner - Summerfield, NC

“We express our deepest condolences on the passing of your dad, we all know the great father, grandpa and friend he was. I am grateful for having the...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Craig, Leslie, Adisen and Griffin Cantor - OH

“Ruth & family - So sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. From 76-86 we worked together, and we "competed" @ Community Lanes (if you can call that serious)...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: John Bender - Ft. Loramie, OH

“Ruth & family - So sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. From '76-'86 we worked together, and we "competed" @ Community Lanes (if you can call that...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: John Bender - Ft. Loramie, OH

“Dear Ruth and family,I only just heard a few minutes ago about Jeff being called home to our Lord. I knew he was battling an illness, but had not...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Margo Lewis - Wilmington, OH

“Ruth and family, Chris and I are saddened to hear of Bit's passing. We know he fought a long battle with his illness. We are keeping you and your...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Mike & Chris Palsgrove - OH

“I'm sorry to hear of the passing of a good friend and genuinely nice guy. My best to Jeff's family. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Dave Ross - Fort Loramie, OH

“Dan, Treva and family - we are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. You have our sympathy. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Charlie and Sue Plassenthal - OH

“Niki, I would like to express my sympath on the loss of your Father. I am sorry I will not be able to make it to the services. Know that you and...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Mark Huelsman - New Bremen, OH

“Ruth and family,There are no words that I can write that will ease your pain at this moment. But know that Monty and I are thinking about you. You...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Liz and Monty McDermitt - Minster, OH

“Bitler family, So sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. Jeff was in my twin brother's Tim and Tom class but I really didn't get to know him well until...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Allen Mescher - Minster, OH

“Dear Ruth and Everyone, Please accept my sincerest condolences on Jeff's passing. When I think of Jeff, his smile always comes to mind - it could...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Ellen Purpus - Malvern, PA

“Ruth:So sorry to hear of Bit's passing. We have so many great memories of Bit and his wonderful personality, those motorcycle trips with the two of...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Dave and Brenda Adkins - OH


Jeffrey L. "Bit" Bitler age 59 on 235 S. Frankfort St. Minster, Ohio died 4:08 PM Saturday, September 14, 2013 at his home. He was born on August 14, 1954 in St. Marys to the late John & late Lucille Bitler. He married Ruth Kramer on November 5, 1977 in Burkettsville, Ohio. She survives in Minster, Ohio. He is also survived by son Dan & Treva Bitler, Bellbrook, Ohio, daughter Nikki & T.C. Wilges, Minster, Ohio, grandchildren Avery, Nolan & Lila, brothers John Bitler, Montpelier, Ohio, James & the late Deborah Bitler, Celina, Ohio, Tom Bitler, California. He was an honorary member of the late Ted & Norma Purpus family. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, Minster F.O.E. #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 10:00 Friday, September 20, 2013 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Rev. Rick Nieberding celebrant. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday September 19, 2013 and from 9:00 to 9:30 AM on Friday, September 20. Memorial contributions may be made to the Auglaize County Cancer Association. Burial will take place in St. Augustine Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.