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Kateri E. Bitzel

June 20, 1961 ~ June 14, 2022 (age 60)

Obituary

Kateri E. Bitzel was welcomed into heaven’s gates on June 14, 2022, at 1:43 p.m. following a lengthy battle after a heart attack.

Kateri was born June 20, 1961, to Maryanne and Donald Jordan in Ponca City, Oklahoma.  She married her long-time friend and old flame John Bitzel on December 24, 2018.  Kateri and John were able to spend almost 4 years of happiness together.

Kateri graduated from Salpointe High School in 1979.  She eventually pursued a legal career after being a cab driver in Las Vegas, Nevada, and also working for Pre-Trial Services.  NALS, a legal support organization, became a part of Kateri’s life as she studied and became certified as a paralegal.  She graduated from Pima Community College in 2010 with a paralegal degree while working in the legal field.  Kateri worked primarily for sole practitioners.

Kateri was an academic who loved learning and usually had her head in a book.  She was a brilliant woman with many passions, and was overflowing with wisdom.  She was often the go-to person with any questions or curiosities. Kateri was kind, had a big heart, and a beautiful soul.  She always put others’ needs ahead of her own. 

Kateri is survived by her husband John, 3 children, multiple grandchildren, a brother, and a sister.  She will be missed dearly by those who were lucky enough to have known her. 

Services will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 4-6 p.m. at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru, IN.  Burial services will be on Friday, June 24, 2022, at 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be given to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.FlowersLeedyAllen.com.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
June 23, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
Thursday
June 23, 2022

6:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970

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