Wilma Bitzel, 81

Wilma K. Bitzel, 81, of Wabash, died at 10:32 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. 

She was born Dec. 27, 1936, in Andrews, to Henry and Martha (Snow) Miller.

Wilma was a waitress at Hoosier Point Restaurant, retiring after 22 years, and also worked at Green Gables Truck Stop. She was a longtime member of the Washington Street Wesleyan Church. She enjoyed going out to eat, going to church, and especially loved her grandchildren. 

She is survived by six children, Malisia Bitzel of Wabash, Eddie Bitzel of Shady Shores, Texas, Cindy Jo Hosier of Wabash, Al (Sandy) Bitzel of Roann, Cheryl (Pat) Barton and Kimberly (Tyler) Bear, both of Wabash, 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and her brother, Henry "Perk" Miller of Andrews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Kathy Sue Bitzel, granddaughter, Krystal Steele, one brother, and four sisters.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Steve Hudson officiating.  Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery, Lincolnville.  Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

The memorial guest book for Wilma may be signed at

Posted on 2018 Jul 24