Woodward, Okla. —
Herbert Wayne Bittman was born September 23, 1915 in Lookeba, Oklahoma to Albert and Pearl (Lisenberry) Bittman. He passed from this life on March 18, 2014 at the age of 98. He grew up and went to school in the area around Binger, Oklahoma.
Herbert went to live with Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Hasbrook, north of Shattuck, in 1932. He married Lora Barton of the Bishop Community, on November 24, 1941. They made their home north of Shattuck and resided there until moving to Shattuck 6 years ago.
He was inducted into the Army in October, 1942, and received basic training at Camp Gruber, Muskogee, Oklahoma. As a member of the 349th Infantry, 88th Division of the 5th Army, Herbert arrived in Casablanca, North Africa, on December 25, 1943. He was on the front line for 2 ½ years and received an Honorable Discharge after having achieved the rank of Surgical Technical Sergeant 4th Class. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Ribbon, EAMET Ribbon and a Purple Heart for his service.
Herbert became a member of the First Christian Church in 1947 and continued to be an active member throughout his life, serving as a Deacon and Elder.
Herbert was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Pearl Bittman, brothers Lester, Vernon, and Alva, sisters Opal Buttler, Cleo Pate, and son-in-law Sam Jacoby. He is survived by his wife Lora, of the home; daughters, Willa Dean Jacoby of Shattuck, Oklahoma, Sandra Nondorf and husband Jim of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and son, Dennis and wife Karen of Shattuck, Oklahoma. He is also survived by grandchildren Cathy Jacoby of Irvin, Texas, Kevin Jacoby and Nancy of Pampa, Texas, Keith Jacoby and Alison of Amarillo, Texas, Erik and Trina Nondorf of Edmond, Oklahoma, Kyle and Elizabeth Nondorf, Darin Nondorf, Andrea Nondorf, and Dean Bittman all of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Jill Bittman of Woodward, Oklahoma; 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 21, 2014 in the First Christian Church, Shattuck, Oklahoma with burial following in Shattuck Cemetery. Services arranged by Shaw Funeral Home, Shattuck, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family at shawfuneralhome.net