|Birth: ||Mar. 26, 1929|
|Death: ||Apr. 16, 2011|
Milton T. Bittinger
Milton "Milt" Thomas Bittinger, 82, of Cheyenne died at home on April 16 after a lengthy illness from diabetes, heart trouble and stoke.
He was born March 26, 1929, in Jonesboro, Ark., and lived in Wyoming since November 1948.
He attended Arkansas State University and received his Bachelor of Science degree in education. Later he attended Colorado College of Education in Greeley, Colo., and received his master's degree in social studies. He also attended classes at University of Wyoming and Colorado State University.
He was in the Air Force for four years, from 1948 to 1952 during the Korean War, stationed at F. E. Warren Air Force Base, teaching auto mechanics, heavy equipment operation, air conditioning and electricity.
He taught at Cheyenne High School for two years, then at East High School for 27 years. He enjoyed and loved all of his students. Due to health problems, he was forced to retire early.
He was a Boy Scout Master for 15 years. He received the District Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver. As member of the Cheyenne Rotary Club he was a past president from 1992 to 1993 and the Rotarian of the Year in 1995 for District 5440. He received an Award for Gratitude for the Inter-District Support for many years. He also received many more awards and citations over his many years of service to the community.
He is survived by his wife, Darleen, of 60 years; one daughter, Mary Kay Pino and husband, Steve, of Cheyenne; sons, Jim Bittinger and wife, Stacey, of Westminster, Colo., and Mark Bittinger and wife, Christine, of Phoenix; grandchildren, Joseph Pino and wife, Thora, Sara Zuniga and husband, Tony, Liz Hensley and husband, David, Thomas Bittinger and wife, Michelle, Jason Bittinger and Amy Bittinger and fiancÚ, Ambrose Aubuchon; great-grandchildren, Katrina, Eric, Elizabeth, Troy, Jillian, Caleb, Chloe, Bryce, Michael, Theresa and Chelsea; and one sister, Patsy Johnson of Jackson, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James William and Floy Bittinger; a brother, James William Bittinger, Jr.; and a sister, Eda Collins.
A memorial service will be conducted on at 10 a.m. today at the First Congregational Church with the Rev. Kevin Frank officiating. Private inurnment will take place at Mountain View Memorial Park Cemetery. Cremation is under the direction of Schrader Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy in Milton's memory may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Longs Peak Council, 2215 23rd Avenue, Greeley, CO 80634; the First Congregational Church, 3501 Forest Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82001; or the Rotary Club of Cheyenne, P.O. Box 511, Cheyenne, WY 82003.
Condolences may be made to the family online by going to www.schraderfuneral.com Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Schrader Funeral Home.
Mountain View Memorial Park
Created by: Lucy
Record added: Apr 25, 2011
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