Dec. 8, 1911 Queen City Schuyler County Missouri, USA
Nov. 13, 1963 Ottumwa Wapello County Iowa, USA
The husband of Lola Bitner. Lt. Kenneth Bitner died November 13, 1963 from injuries suffered fighting a residential fire on October 23, 1963. He was 52 years old at the time of his death. Bitner was a 19 year veteran of the Ottumwa Fire Department. He was survived by his wife Lola, 3 sons and 3 daughters. Lt. Bitner was Ottumwa's 4th line of duty death. He was pulling a little girl out of a house fire.