Robert Dewey Bittis was born May 24, 1954 in Minot, North Dakota, to Robert and Georgia Verner. His family lived in several North Dakota towns and then settled in Mounds View where he lived most of his younger years. Robert served in the Army and Viet Nam. After the service he married Wendy Beckman in Fridley on June 9, 1973. They lived in Seattle, Washington for seven years and they moved to Bethel in 1995. Robert enjoyed riding his Harley and loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed his hobby farm and raising pigs.
Robert Bittis died October 28, 2010 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids at the age of 56 years, 5 months and 4 days. Robert was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Wendy; two sons, Rusty Bittis of Isanti, Judd (Alicia) Bittis of Isanti; four grandchildren, Lacie, Brodey, Jackson and Ella; dad, George Bittis of Isanti; brother, Don (Sheila); five sisters, Linda (Rick), Robin (Ron), Cheri, Casie and Candi; best friends, Kim, Travis and Loren; and by many other relatives and friends.