He was born January 9, 1974 in Ottumwa, Iowa to David and Janey Bitner.
A 1992 graduate of Ottumwa High School, he attended Indian Hills Community College. He worked in restaurant businesses in Ft. Collins, Colo., Eureka Springs, Ark., and Denver, Colo. He enjoyed hiking, biking and spending time with friends.
Survivors include his mother, Janey (Frank) Huston of Ottumwa, Iowa; a brother, Sean (Angela) Bitner of S. Elgin, Illinois; a grandmother, Verna Knedler; aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Bitner and grandparents, Kenneth and Lola Bitner and Wm. Paul Knedler.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 at Robertson-Jay Funeral Home in Ottumwa, Iowa with burial in Shaul Cemetery.
Friends may greet family Friday, Sept. 17 from 1 p.m. until service time.
Memorials may be made to Denver Health Foundation, 655 Broadway Suite 750, Denver, CO 80204 or to the family.