Dean E. Bitzel

Dean Edward Bitzel, 47, of LaFontaine, IN, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, at 8:51 p.m. at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Mr. Bitzel was a 1990 graduate of Southwood High School. He received an associate’s from International Business College in Fort Wayne.

He was born June 9, 1972, in Wabash County to James "Sonny" and Sarina M. Tucker Bitzel. His mother survives in Lincolnville. He married Karen Mollett in Lincolnville on Sept. 11, 1993, and she also survives.

Additional survivors are two daughters, Amanda Leigh Bitzel and Alyssa Marie Bitzel, both of LaFontaine; and a brother, David J. Bitzel, of Warsaw.

Calling is Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. A funeral service will follow immediately after calling at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Scott Johnston officiating. Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery, Lincolnville.

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