Rusty Bittis

Rusty Bittis, 36, of Bethel died unexpectedly at his home on July 5, 2012.

Rusty Lee Bittis was born in Minneapolis on Feb. 13, 1976 to Robert and Wendy (Beckman) Bittis. He lived in Minnesota and the family moved to Seattle, Washington where they lived for 7 years before moving back to Minnesota. Rusty graduated from Irondale High School in New Brighton. Rusty worked in construction and lived in Bethel for several years. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling and cutting wood. He loved to watch the stars and planets and read books about the universe. He was an avid reader.

His father Robert died in 2010. Rusty is survived by his mother, Wendy Bittis of Bethel; 2 daughters, Lacie and Olivia; brother, Judd (Alicia) Bittis of Bethel and their children, Brodey, Jackson and Ella; grandfather, George Bittis of St. Francis; by aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at the Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel.