George Bitzer, Lagro

George E. Bitzer, of Lagro, died at 9:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Visitation will be from 3 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at St. Paul’s County Line Church, 3995 North 1000 West, Andrews, with the Rev. Conrad Thompson officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service. Burial will be in St. Paul’s County Line Cemetery in Huntington County.

Preferred memorials are to St. Paul’s County Line Cemetery Association, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN, 46750.

George was born Nov. 20, 1938, in Wabash, the son of Chester and Velma (Lewis) Bitzer. He graduated from Lagro High School and married Zelma E. Schoeff Stephan on Feb. 2, 1964, in Andrews. He was a Lagro-Dallas Township farmer and a former member of the Andrews Lions Club. George was an avid golfer and fisherman and he loved to attend his grandkids’ sporting events.

Survivors include his wife – Zelma E. Bitzer of Lagro; a son – David (Mary) Stephan of Andrews; a daughter – Patti (Jeffry) Kindler of Andrews; five grandsons, nine great grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a son, Daniel E. Stephan, two brothers, John Bitzer and Robert Bitzer, and two sisters, Lena Pelino and Sue Cline.

Please sign the online guestbook at Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the family of George E. Bitzer.



Posted on 2017 Oct 03