Shirley Bittner


Shirley Bittner, 91, of Mitchell, SD, died Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday, June 28, at Grace Reformed Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Sunday, at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Shirley Bittner was born September 8, 1929 in McClusky, ND to John and Elvina (Jatan) Broeckel. Shirley was raised and attended school in McClusky.

Shirley was united in marriage to Rudolph Bittner on September 25, 1949. She helped farm with her husband and sons from 1950-1977. They moved to Aberdeen, SD, and Shirley stayed behind and worked for the Holiday Inn in Mitchell for a summer. Shirley then joined Rudy in Aberdeen. While in Aberdeen Shirley worked at Mother Joseph Manor, Dakota Farmer, and operated Bittner Janitorial Services with her husband and son, Lowell until 1993. In retirement, Shirley and Rudy moved back to Mitchell.

Shirley was a spunky, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed.

Shirley is survived by her sons, Owen (friend Joann Prieheim) Bittner of Marian, SD and Lowell (Rhonda) Bittner of Sioux Falls, SD; 2 granddaughters, Amy (Kris) Fauth of Omaha, NE and Kelsey (Darrel) Grimm of Sioux Falls, SD; 2 great-grandsons, Brady and Evan Fauth; sister, Doris (Melvin) Laurer of Bismarck, ND; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy; son, Alan Bittner; grandson, Dustin; parents and 11 siblings.

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