Funeral Services and a Mass of Christian Burial for David P. Bitterman, Sr., 76, a resident of Davenport, will be Monday, November 5 at 10:30am at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 4105 N. Division Street, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. The family will greet friends Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 N. Main Street, downtown Davenport. There will be an additional visitation Monday at church from 9:30am until the time of the service. David passed away Thursday, November 01, 2018 at his residence in Davenport, surrounded by his family.
David Patrick Bitterman was born November 12, 1941 in Davenport, a son of Charles and Ethel (Glaudel) Bitterman. He married Patricia K. Korch on May 4, 1963 at St. Joseph’s Church. David worked at the former Robin Hood Flour until it closed in 1975. He then worked at Donut Land and later Alcoa, retiring in 2004 after 26 years. David was a proud member of Steel Workers Local 105 and Our Lady of Victory Church.
David’s family meant everything to him and he spent as much time with them as possible including sporting events and school functions of his grandkids. His hobbies were spending time in his workshop building things and working in his yard. David was heavily involved in his kid’s education by coaching, wrestling club, helping in classrooms and the first of its kind, creative playground at Harrison School, which was acknowledged with the 1983 Friend of Education Award from the Iowa State Education Association.
Memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice and Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.
Those left to honor David’s memory include his loving wife of 55 years, Pat, Davenport; children, David (Artis) Bitterman, Jr. and Brian (Debbie) Bitterman, all of Davenport; 13 grandchildren: Samantha, Zackary, Elizabeth, Christopher, Cathrine, Kyle, Courtney, Jacob, Tanner, Ian, Minnie (Rich) Tanamore and Matt (Amber) Lang; great grandchildren: Aspen Entsminger, Krystal Lang, Rodrich Tanamor and April Lang; sisters-in-law, Judy Bitterman and Millie Wilhelm, both of Davenport, and numerous loving nieces, nephews, extended family and great friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Delores Quant-Saunders, and Richard and Glenn Bitterman.
The family would like to thank Deanna and the wonderful nurses and staff at Genesis Hospice for their professional, loving care to not only David, but the entire family in David’s final days.