Michael John Bittikofer, age 66, of Cherryville, NC, passed away on June 15, 2020.
Michael was born January 12, 1954 in Ashtabula County, Ohio to the late Oakland Vern Bittikofer and Mary Elizabeth Prox Bittikofer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Michael was proud to serve his country and serve as an engineer firefighter for Charlotte. He was a good man who enjoyed himself, even though Joshua and his dad didn’t get along all the time Joshua still looked to his dad as his hero. Michael loved football and baseball, but most of all he loved to take his children Joshua and Melissa fishing. Every summer he would plan vacations with the two kids taking them to places like Ohio, Florida, always somewhere exciting making memories that would last a lifetime. He enjoyed his dogs and going to Denny’s Diner for a cup of coffee.
Joshua and Melissa will miss the talks that they shared with their dad either by phone or through Facebook. They will miss his jokes and is grateful to have a father like they had. Michael loved his wife Emmajean dearly, and now he can be at rest with her.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Jean Bittikofer, brother, Donald Bittikofer and sister, Margaret Bittikofer.
Those left to cherish his memory include a daughter, Melissa Marie Price (Richard) of Great Falls, Montana, son, Joshua Michael Bittikofer and fiancée Hanna Smoot of Utah, step-son, Jeffery Seagle (Connie) of Cherryville; grandchildren, Kodie Koolmo, Dillon Koolmo, Tyson Moore, Jayce Moore all of Minnesota; brother, Richard Bittikofer (Eko) of Charlotte, sister, Evelyn Freeman (Paul) of Ohio.
There are no formal services planned.