Obit: Bitter, Ervin H. (1890 - 1959)

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Surnames: Bitter, Faivre, Weetz, Scheuermann, Selzner, Smith, Dohm, Johnson, Wyman, Underwood, Bargenquast, Lundahl, Jones, Schipman, Custer, Webb, Palmer, Van Gorder, Comeaux, Klimpke, Schmitz, Schoerer, Waldhart, Ruesch, Stowe

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 04/02/1959

Bitter, Ervin H. (30 Jan. 1890 - 28 Mar. 1959)

Ervin H. Bitter of Abbotsford, Wisconsin died Saturday afternoon at his home at the age of 69 years. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the First Presbyterian church, Rev. Lawrence Faivre officiating.

Mr. Bitter was born on January 30, 1890, in Sheboygan county. He lived in Abbotsford the past 28 years where he was a carpenter and construction foreman. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and of the First Presbyterian church. He served in the 3rd Infantry Division during World War I and was wounded in action. He was assessor of Abbotsford, Wis. He married Adeline Weetz at Marshfield August 6, 1926.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, John C. Bitter in the U.S. Air Force, and Melvin H. Bitter in the U.S. Army; six grand children; two brothers, Harvey of Abbotsford and Edgar of Iowa Falls, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Scheuerman of Abbotsford and Mrs. Alice Selzner of Chippewa Falls. One sister preceded him in death.

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 04/09/1959

Funeral services were held last week Wednesday morning for Ervin Bitter at the Presbyterian church in Abbotsford, Rev. Lawrence Faivre officiating. Pall bearers were Homer Smith, Vern Dohm, Lyle Johnson, William Wyman, Leo Underwood and Ralph Bargenquast. Robert Lundahl sang "The Old Rugged Cross." At the graveside military rites he sang "My Buddy." The Veterans of Foreign Wars posts of Abbotsford, Colby and Wausau were in charge of the military rites with Casey Jones of Wausau as officer of the day. The V.F.W. Auxiliary had charge of the floral tributes.

Out of town people attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bitter and Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Bitter of Sheboygan, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Bitter of Iowa Falls, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Selzner and Mr. and Mrs. Keith Schipman of Chippewa Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Custer, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Webb and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Palmer of Bloomer, Mr. and Mrs. Denzel Van Gorder of Eau Claire, Mr. and Mrs. Gayland Comeaux of Fond du Lac, Mrs. Lloyd Comeaux of Oshkosh, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lundahl of Ripon, Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Klimpke of Marinette, Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Schmitz of Green Bay, Mrs. Birdie Smith of Independence, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Weetz and Mrs. Louis Schoerer of Stevens Point, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Waldhart of Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Scheuerman of Milwaukee, Mrs. Bertha Dohm, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dohm and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ruesch of Medford, and Mr. and Mrs. John Stowe of Loyal.



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