Friday, August 13th, 2010
Former Celina resident Mary E. Bilter, 83, Terracina Grand in Naples, Fla., died Aug. 11, 2010, in Naples, Fla.
She was born Feb. 7, 1927, in Milford, Ill., to Albert and Sarah Kessel Sites. On Feb. 15, 1948, she married Harold Ben Bilter, who died Aug. 12, 2007.
Surviving is a son, Charles (Kira) Bilter, Panama; a daughter Karen Bilter, Naples, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Doris Bilter, Oswego, Ill.; a brother, John (Betty) Sites, Celina; a sister, Martha Van Winkle, Mount Pleasant, Iowa; three sisters-in-law, Ruth Sites, Celina, Doris Sites, Rockford, and Ruthie Sites, Rockford; nine grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Also deceased is a son, Bruce Bilter; and three brothers, Snowden, Ole and William Sites.
She was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church of Hopewell Township in Rockford. She worked at the Huffy Bicycle in Celina and Neptune Grain Elevator.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Debra Domeier officiating. Burial will be at Buck Cemetery in Celina.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at the church.
Memorials can be made to the church memorial fund.
Condolences can be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.