Bittner, Joyce A., Saginaw Township, Michigan

Passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015, at HealthSource Saginaw. Age 81 years. Joyce A. Portice was born on November 13, 1933, in Saginaw, to the late Robert and Irene (Perry) Portice. She married Arnold C. Bittner on September 19, 1959, in Saginaw. He survives her. She is also survived by two sons, Kevin Bittner, Saginaw; Jeff (Chris) Bittner, Saginaw; two grandsons, Nicholas and Anthony Bittner; one sister, Irene Simon, Saginaw; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother and two sisters, Robert Portice, Mary Uhrich and Florence Kelly. Joyce was a loving grandmother and babysitter to her grandchildren. Funeral and committal services will take place on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 11 a.m., at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc., 1218 N. Michigan Ave., Saginaw. The Rev. Paul Hinz will officiate. Private burial will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc. on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m., and then on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Memories and sympathies of Joyce may be shared with the family on her memorial website at