American Veteran 04

Michael Bitner

May 22, 1945 ~ July 12, 2022 (age 77)


Michael Bitner, 77, of Pittsburg, passed away at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at the Pittsburg Care and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born May 22, 1945 at Houston, Texas, the son of Lawrence A. and Anna Katherine (Sullivan) Bitner. He attended school at All Saints Grade School and then St. Pius X High School in Houston.

He served in the United States Army with the 56th Supply Service Battalion in Germany and Vietnam, being honorably discharged in 1967.

Michael worked in construction in Houston until he became disabled and moved to Pittsburg in 1981 to live with his mother.

Michael was of Catholic faith. He volunteered at New Horizons. He loved sports, especially the Houston Astros and Dallas Cowboys. He had a vast knowledge of stats on baseball and football.

Survivors include a nephew, Larry Bitner; a niece, Tammy Bitner; one great nephew, three great nieces; and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, August “Gus” Bitner, Patrick Bitner, as well as an infant brother and an infant sister.

A parish rosary will be prayed at 10:00 a.m. on Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Monday (July 18) at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg with Fr. Andrew Labenz as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Highland Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the Brenner Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to Disabled American Veterans. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, KS  66762. Friends may also leave online condolences at Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Michael Bitner, please visit our floral store.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Michael

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Brenner Mortuary

Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree


July 18, 2022

10:00 AM
Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church
109 E. 9th St.
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Mass of Christian Burial
July 18, 2022

10:30 AM
Lourdes Catholic Church (Pittsburg)

© 2022 Brenner Mortuary. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility