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Sylvia (Toots) (Havel) Bitzan

December 6, 1923 — September 1, 2017

Sylvia (Toots) Bitzan , 93, of Casco, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2017 at Bay Road Place, Algoma. She was born on December 6, 1923 to Frank and Mary (Strnad) Havel. She graduated from Algoma High School in 1942. On October 2, 1946, she married Wallace Jadin; who preceded her in death on September 22, 1949. On November 25, 1952, she married Elroy Bitzan in Oklahoma. Together they farmed for 30 years. In addition to farming Toots worked at Algoma Hardwoods and Algoma Net Company. She enjoyed feeding the birds, bowling, golf, cards, and trips to the casino. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and the Rosary Society.

Toots is survived by her daughter Mary (Bill) Jadin; son John (Peggy) Bitzan; six grandchildren, Eric (Mandy) Jadin, Erynn (Nik) Hector, Pam (Andy) Feld, Curtis (Stephanie) Bitzan, Adam Bitzan, and Brain (Stephanie) Bitzan; great-grandchildren Jonathan Jadin, Colton and Kirsten Feld, Clay Bitzan, and Grant Bitzan, three step-great-grandchildren Stephanie Miller, Tony and Serenna Larock. She is further survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Eleanor Machut, Emery (Judy) Bitzan, Clarence Jerovitz, Floyd Hanamann, Pearl Jadin, Joyce Worachek, and Rita Havel.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday September 5, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, Casco. Prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. with Deacon Bob Miller. Visitation will continue Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. with Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be shared here .

We would like to express a special thank-you to Mom's neighbors. Mom staying in her home would not have been possible without the special help from Jim & Carol Detempal, Mary Ouradnik, Dan DeGrave, Joann Sacotte, and Barb Worachek. We'd also like to thank the eucharistic ministers and everyone for their phone calls and visits. Finally, we would like to give a special thank-you to Jenny and the staff at Bay Road Place for the care and concern shown to Mom.

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