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Lorenza Bittner

January 11, 1919 - September 24, 2012


1-2:00 P.M. Friday, September 28, 2012 at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

2:00 P.M. Friday, September 28, 2012 at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo.


Holy Cross North Cemetery, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Lorenza Bittner

January 11, 1919 - September 24, 2012


Lorenza P. Bittner, 93, Fargo passed away Monday, September 24, 2012 at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo.

Lorenza was born in Remsen, IA on January 11, 1919 to Frank and Margaret (Wiebersch) Young.  The family moved to Waubun, MN the following year and lived there until 1928 when the family moved to Detroit Lakes, MN.  She attended Holy Rosary Grade School and graduated from Detroit Lakes Public High School.  She worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Detroit Lakes and at ND Metal and Culvert Company in Fargo as a secretary.  On June 5, 1951 she married Emmett Bittner of Calvin, ND at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes.  They farmed in Calvin until they retired in 1981 and moved to Devils Lake, ND.  They moved to Fargo, ND in October of 1999.

They enjoyed their retirement playing cards with friends and taking tours.  She enjoyed working with her church Circle.  Flowers and gardening were also a favorite pastime.  Emmett passed away on March 30, 2000.

She is survived by her son, Tim (Jane) Bittner, Fargo, ND and two granddaughters:  Annalise and Danielle; and one brother:  Roy (Peg) Young, St. Paul, MN.

She is preceded by her parents; one brother, Cecil Young; one sister:  Elizabeth Cummings and her loving husband.

Lorenza’s family would like to thank the staff of Bethany Retirement Living for the loving care that Lorenza received during her time there.


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  1. Mike Conway and family says:

    Merced CA Tim: We are so sorry about the passing of your Mother. You and your family are in our prayers.

  2. Elmer & DeLoris Bittner says:

    Mesa AZ
    Our prayers are with Lorenza’s family at this time. She was always a good conversationlist. Her husband was a first cousin of mine.

  3. Rook Voigt says:

    Alexandria MN
    Tim and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during the coming days.

    UND Class of 79 U.S.N. Retired

  4. Mary Ermer says:

    Sorry for your loss, Lorenza was always a great conversationist and always had something interesting to say. Thoughts are with you.

    Mary Ermer

  5. Head Start says:

    Fargo ND
    MEMORIES – the MEMORIES, the cherished MEMORIES in our hearts give us strength in this time of sorrow

    Thoughts and prayers with all of you

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