|KLEIN-BITLER, MARY ELEANOR (20
Nov 1918 - 8 Aug 2003)
|Ft Wayne News-Sentinel, Sept 4,
MARY ELEANOR BITLER, 84, of Winter Park, Fla., formerly of Fort Wayne
and Champaign, Ill., died at 6:01 a.m. on August 8, 2003, at Florida
Hospital, Altamont Springs, Fla. Born Nov. 20, 1918, in Seymour, Ill.,
she was the daughter of Carl Peter and Margaret S. Feeney Klein. She
married George Oscar Bitler, June 23, 1950, in Seymour. She attended
St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, graduated from Clark College in
DuBuque, Iowa, and was a grammar school teacher in Seymour. She was a
member of St. Henry's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne; President of the
Rosary Sodality; President of Parish Council for many years; and
member of St. Joe Hospital Auxiliary Board, Fort Wayne. A concert
pianist, she was organist at St. Bonifice Catholic Church, Seymour,
for 10 years. She was also a prize-winning gardener. Surviving are a
son, Gerard Bitler of New York City, and a granddaughter, Carly Marie
Eleanor Bitler. She was preceded in death by her husband, George, Nov.
27, 2000; a brother, Paul V. Klein; and a sister, Anna Klein. Funeral
Mass is 11 a.m. Monday, with visitation one hour prior, at St.
Bonifice Catholic Church, Seymour, with Rev. Fr. Thomas Royer and Rev.
Fr. George Wuellner officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy, Ill.,
with Rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials to Albin Polasek Museum and
Sculpture Gardens, P.O. Box 1691, Winter Park, FL 32790.
|KOCHEL, HARRY CLYDE (Abt 1919 -
26 Jan 1997)
Harry C. Kochel, 78, of Morgantown. Harry C. Kochel, 78, of 226 South
St., Morgantown, died of natural causes Sunday at ManorCare Health
Services in West Reading. He was the husband of Beatrice G. Westley
Kochel. Born in Robeson Township, he was the son of the late Harry B.
and Mary Bitler Kochel. Kochel worked 45 years as a machinist with
Birdsboro Corp. until retiring in 1982. He was a U.S. Army veteran and
a trustee and member of Harmony United Methodist Church of Morgantown.
Surviving besides his wife are three sisters, Evelyn, wife of Michael
Wambach of Ocala, Fla., and Arvilla Jacobs and Evetta Hartranft, both
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