Albert James Bittner "Jim"

Monday, January 9, 2012

Bittner, Albert James “Jim” age 76 died peacefully at home January 9, 2012. Beloved husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa and friend.  Preceded in death by parents, Albert and Helen; siblings, John, Fred, Mary Ann; twin sons, Christian and Christopher; grandchildren, Samuel and Grace.  Survived by wife of 54 years, Evelyn; children, Mary (Gary) McAlpin, Ann (Gregory) Schiffer, Norbert (Barbara), Nadine (Jim) Reinhardt, Joan (Rick) Hiel, Danette (Bill) King, Jim (Christine), A.J. (Annette) Samuel (Amber); 41 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; siblings, Betty Mitchell, Barb (Ron) Hoppe, Bernard (Lisa).  He was a member of St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Bloomington and People of Praise Community. He retired from the MTC in February 2000.  His favorite saying is “Joy is the net of love in which we catch souls.” Mass of Christian Burial Friday 10:30 AM at the Church of St. Bonaventure, 901 East 90th St. Entombment St. Mary’s Cemetery Mausoleum.  Visitation Thursday 5-8 PM at St. Bonaventure Church and one hour prior to mass at church.  Prayer service Thursday 7 PM.

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                                       BLOOMINGTON, MN   952 888 7771

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I have not seen Mr Bittner in

I have not seen Mr Bittner in many many years, but just a few days ago I thought of him and shared what a great bus drivier he was. If there is a patron saint of JOY, he is it!  I loved to take "his" bus!!! He LOVED his work!!! He loved getting up in the morning!!

He was always so welcoming to ALL. Rich or Poor, Young or Elderly, when you stepped on that bus, he made your day. He was so filled with the Love of Christ that people wanted to sit toward the front to converse with him.. His smile and joy....we wanted what he had, we wanted to know his secret of always seeing the good in the world. We will be praying for his intercession, from his eternal home. I will leave the canonization to the Church, but my guess is, it was our Lord's turn to pick him up at the corner and swing open the heavenly doors and welcome him home with "Well done my Servant". Know of our continuing prayers for all the family. John and Rosemary Thuente  

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