Jerald “Jerry” Joseph Bittner, 78, of Bismarck, North Dakota passed away, on Sunday, October 9th at his home.
A service livestream will be available for view at Corpus Christ Catholic Church's facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/CorpusBismarck/
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 13 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 1919 N. 2nd St. Bismarck, ND. Visitation will be at 9:00 a.m., one hour prior to the mass at Corpus Christi.
Interment will take place with military honors following the funeral mass at 1:00 p.m. at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.
Jerry was born to Christ and Magdalena Bittner in Hebron, North Dakota where he was raised and attended high school. In 1964, Jerry enlisted into the U.S. Army where he was first stationed in Augsburg, Germany. After nine months in Germany, Jerry went to Vietnam until 1967 when he was honorably discharged.
After returning, Jerry met Kathleen Bauman, they married on December 28th, 1968 and resided in Strasburg, ND. In 1969, they welcomed their daughter, Darcy, and in 1970, they welcomed their son, Bryan.
Jerry spent the early part of his career owning his own service station in Strasburg, ND. Throughout the years, he worked in several different construction roles. He spent the last part of his career, working for Wanzek Construction as a Field Superintendent. After retiring in 2009, Jerry spent his time helping friends work on various projects. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing and spending time with family and friends.
Jerry is survived by his two children, Darcy Bittner (Frank Lerma), Gilbert, AZ and Bryan (Jacque), Jordan, MN; four grandchildren, Nicole Selzler, Mesa, AZ, Kendra Bittner, Delanie Bittner and Carson Bittner, all of Jordan, MN; one great-grandson, Jamison Ramirez, child of Nicole Selzler; his two brothers, Larry and Allen Bittner and three sisters, Joyce Schmidt, Carol Hawn and Bonita “Bonnie” Bittner.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Bittner; his father and mother, Christ and Magdalena Bittner and sister, Donna Miller.