In Memory of

Patricia 'Pat' Ann Bittner

January 27, 1948 - February 6, 2013
Patricia 'Pat'Ann Bittner, the daughter of Roy and Adelaide (Kreul) Eichler, was born January 27, 1948, in Laurens, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Pocahontas where she received her education and Graduated from Pocahontas Catholic High School in 1966. After high school, she attended business school in Nebraska. On March 29, 1969, Pat was united in marriage to Rick Bittner in Pocahontas. Following their marriage, they moved to Cherokee, IA. She had worked for J.C. Penney, Cherokee Community Credit Union, Casey's General Store, and most recently Kennedy Chiropractic where she worked for many years until her health declined. Pat enjoyed soap operas, puzzles, and attending her grandchildren's activities. Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren. She will be remembered as a caring and loving person who put family first. She was a great mom and wonderful grandma. On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, Pat passed away at a hospital in Sioux City, IA surrounded by her family following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband Rick Bittner in 2009; her parents, Roy and Adelaide Eichler; and one sister, Kathleen Ramciotti. She will lovingly be remembered by her three daughters: Jeanna Bittner of Omaha, NE, Jodi Nixon of Aurelia, IA, and Lindi (Todd) Stykel of Cherokee; Four grandchildren: Zach, Madison, Derek, and Emily; two brothers: Joe (Sharon) Eichler of Coldwater, OH, and Mike (Barb) Eichler of Pocahontas, IA; special friend, Connie Ruge of Cherokee; as well as several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Zach Nixon Derek Nixon Mike Bittner Todd Stykel Jim Bezoni Spencer Bezoni
Visitation will begin at noon on Friday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Friday night at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. Friday, at the funeral home.
Organist- Sister Janice Hoffman Vocalists- I.C. Funeral Choir
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I was so sorry to learn of the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with the Bittner girls and their families. Pat was a nice lady. I babysat you girls some when you were little and were living on North 8th Street. May God wrap his arms around you and guide you through this difficult time.
In sympathy,
Dana(File)Kies ”
- Dana (File) Kies
Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. Mike had said that she was not in good health the last few years. I went all 12 yrs. of school with her @ PCH & have many fond memories of the class of 66. You will all be in my prayers.”
- Sue(Forbes) Chapman
Friday, February 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear about your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.”
- Betty Thoma
Friday, February 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Praying that you all find strength during this time of sadness. I didn't have the pleasure of knowing your mother, but from what I know of Jeanna, it's evident that she was a wonderful mother that had a positive influence on her children. May you find peace in her memory.”
- Tracey Krayneski
Friday, February 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Pat wasnt afraid to tell you what she thought about anything and I think that is why my boys considered her a grandma. She will be missed by alot of people and left a good impression on me and my children, If there is anything that you guys need help with just call you know my number”
- Chuck Rosewall and Family
Friday, February 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my classmate, Pat. We have not been in touch for some time but I still remember fondly our school days together. She was always laughing and fun to be around. She will be sorely missed. You have my deepest sympathies and are in my prayers at this difficult time.”
- Delores (Dodie) A. Schott
Friday, February 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“To Patty's family goes my deepest sympathy. She and I were classmates from kindergarten through the 12th grade. I know that she and Rick were great parents to you kids and won't be forgotten.”
- Jim Amick
Friday, February 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Hello girls, It was a sad evening when I received a call about your Mother's passing.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your families during this time.
Randy, Lori, Grace and Nora Halder”
- Randy Halder
Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.”
- John and Janet Nicolino
Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“My sympathies to your family, I have known Pat along time thru your dad and Kennedy's ofice and always found her to have a good sense of humor and a fun gal to visit with. I phoned my brother last night (Dar Bierman) to let them know the news after Lexi texted me. He asked me to tell you to keep them informed on the rental house and to take the time you need to get things in order. They also extend their sympathies. We know how hard it is to lose a mother and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this tough time. God bless. If you don't have contact information for Dar and Roxy do not hesitate to call me.

- Peg Hinkhouse
Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I know your hearts are heavy during this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers for all of you and your beloved mother, Pat. She has left a wonderful legacy in you her family. Her love will follow you forever.”
- Laurie Wagner
Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for loss. I will always remember the great time of your mom when I stayed over when I was younger. May a great lady rest in peace.”
- Jamie Molendorp
Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I was so saddened to hear of your mom's passing. I have a lot of fond memories of your mom and dad. Not only did I babysit all 3 of you girls for several years, but also worked with your mom at Penney's. My thoughts are with you all.”
- Linda A Stilley
Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Pat's passing. Knew Rick and Pat for years, Rick from the plant and Army Reserve, and Pat from her years at the Credit Union, and at Kennedy Chiropractic. I am very sorry, but I will be unable to attend the services.”
- Dale West
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