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KLEIN-BITLER, MARY ELEANOR (20 Nov 1918 - 8 Aug 2003)
Ft Wayne News-Sentinel, Sept 4, 2003
MARY ELEANOR BITLER, 84, of Winter Park, Fla., formerly of Fort Wayne and Champaign, Ill., died at 6:01 a.m. on August 8, 2003, at Florida Hospital, Altamont Springs, Fla. Born Nov. 20, 1918, in Seymour, Ill., she was the daughter of Carl Peter and Margaret S. Feeney Klein. She married George Oscar Bitler, June 23, 1950, in Seymour. She attended St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, graduated from Clark College in DuBuque, Iowa, and was a grammar school teacher in Seymour. She was a member of St. Henry's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne; President of the Rosary Sodality; President of Parish Council for many years; and member of St. Joe Hospital Auxiliary Board, Fort Wayne. A concert pianist, she was organist at St. Bonifice Catholic Church, Seymour, for 10 years. She was also a prize-winning gardener. Surviving are a son, Gerard Bitler of New York City, and a granddaughter, Carly Marie Eleanor Bitler. She was preceded in death by her husband, George, Nov. 27, 2000; a brother, Paul V. Klein; and a sister, Anna Klein. Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Monday, with visitation one hour prior, at St. Bonifice Catholic Church, Seymour, with Rev. Fr. Thomas Royer and Rev. Fr. George Wuellner officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy, Ill., with Rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials to Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, P.O. Box 1691, Winter Park, FL 32790.

KOCHEL, HARRY CLYDE (Abt 1919 - 26 Jan 1997)
Unknown Newspaper
Harry C. Kochel, 78, of Morgantown. Harry C. Kochel, 78, of 226 South St., Morgantown, died of natural causes Sunday at ManorCare Health Services in West Reading. He was the husband of Beatrice G. Westley Kochel. Born in Robeson Township, he was the son of the late Harry B. and Mary Bitler Kochel. Kochel worked 45 years as a machinist with Birdsboro Corp. until retiring in 1982. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a trustee and member of Harmony United Methodist Church of Morgantown. Surviving besides his wife are three sisters, Evelyn, wife of Michael Wambach of Ocala, Fla., and Arvilla Jacobs and Evetta Hartranft, both of Morgantown.




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Last Update: 12/17/2007