Fred A. Bitner Jr.

December 30, 2017

Fred A. Bitner Jr., 56, of Frankfort, died at 11:03 a.m. December 30, 2017 at I.U. Health Frankfort Hospital.  Born August 5, 1961 in Frankfort, Ind. to Frederick A. Bitner Sr. & Dorothea Stockberger Bitner.  His first marriage was to Sherri Evans. He married Peggy L. Cripe on February 24, 1996 in Las Vegas and she survives. Fred was a 1979 graduate of Frankfort High School.  He had worked for 23 years at Crellin in Frankfort.  He also worked for Bell Machine Shop, Wesley Manor and for the past 6 years was working in maintenance and was custodian for the First Christian Church in Frankfort.  Fred was a member of the First Christian Church.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, January 4th at the funeral home. Pastor Pam Diston-McCall will officiate. Burial will be in Whiteman Cemetery, Michigantown, Ind. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bitner Family to help with expenses.

Survived by:

Wife: Peggy L. Bitner of Frankfort, 2 Daughters: Hayleigh C. (Jacob Brittain) Bitner of Frankfort, Stacy (Jason) Rednour of rural Frankfort, 1 Son: Devin A. (Fiancé Brooke Emmelman) Bitner of Frankfort, 1 Brother: Larry D. (Sandy) Bitner of Frankfort, 8 Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by a grandson, Eric Austin in 2013, a brother, Kevin Bitner and a sister, Patty Bower


Leave your Condolences

20 Condolences for “Fred A. Bitner Jr.”

  1. Jessica Cohen January 1, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Sorry to hear of this loss. My thoughts are with the family.

  2. Jane Laughner January 1, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Dearest Peggy, there are no words for what you are going through. I can only hope you can find peace in this tragedy, somehow.
    Always & Forever
    Jane Laughner

  3. Tamara Deuth January 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    My heart aches for all of the family and friends. I pray that you be healed and comforted by GOD’S loving arms and amazing grace. Heaven has received another good man. RIP Fred you will be missed.

  4. Cindy Ward Martinez January 1, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    I was so sad and shocked to see that Fred had passed away. I last saw him at church and he was in such a good mood. He was always so friendly and helpful. God Bless his wife Peggy, his three children and the rest of his family during this very difficult time.

    With caring thoughts from my Mother Shelia Ward and me.

  5. Dawn Tatum January 1, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Peggy & Family,
    So very sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Dawn Tatum

  6. Douglas Schimmel January 1, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    I had the distinct pleasure of working with Fred at Crellin many years ago. He was honest, hard working, and humorous. I enjoyed knowing him a great deal. May he rest in peace.

  7. Rick Seals January 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Rest in peace my friend.

  8. Marilyn Bowen January 1, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Thoughts and prayers go out to you Peggy and family. May God comfort you with his loving arms.

  9. Galen Bradshaw January 1, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the Bitner family.

  10. Tom January 2, 2018 at 3:08 am

    Fly high and free Freddy, you are going to be missed. Your nephew Tommy

  11. Kathy Alsop January 2, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Peggy I am so sorry for your loss. Fred was a great person and I loved working with him at Crellin all those years. He will be missed.

  12. Brenda Burson January 2, 2018 at 9:41 am

    So sorry that we are unable to be there. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Fred will be missed by all. God bless you and be with you all during this time in need. Love Paul and Brenda Burson and Family

  13. Brian & Teresa Leach January 2, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Devin & family, So sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around each of you and help you to get through the days and weeks to come. Hugs & prayers!

  14. Rosemary Crockett January 2, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Peggy and family I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Fred at Wesley Manor. You will be missed.

  15. Troy Dillingham January 3, 2018 at 10:06 am

    I worked with Fred at Crellin for years. Thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time.

  16. Cindy & Ora Reeder January 3, 2018 at 10:19 am

    To the Bitner families,
    We were so sorry to hear of Fred’s death. He was a good guy and fun to be around. I knew Fred from school and Ora knew him from the Eagles. May God give you peace and comfort and this difficult time.

  17. Todd Rutan January 3, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    So sorry for your loss. He was a good friend and he will truly be missed.

  18. Laurie Harrison January 3, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    My heart is heavy for your loss he will be missed

  19. Paul Creasy January 3, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    My condolences to the family, I’ve known Fred since he was a kid, he was a good one! I use to play cards with his parents back in the early/mid 70’s. RIP Fred

  20. Gale Thompson January 4, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Another childhood friend gone to soon. Lots of great memories with the Bitner boys. Love and miss you. Prayers for the family. Love you all.

  21. Michelle (Dickenson) Anderson January 5, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I have known Fred for a lot of years as well as working with him at Crelin. Prayers for his family and friends

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