ALBERT J. ‘AL’ HITTNER, 87 ROCKFORD – Albert J. “Al” Hittner, 87 of Rockford, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013, in Provena Cor Mariae Center. Born December 7, 1925, in Winona, Minn., son of Frank and Ann (Bingold) Hittner. Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1944-1947. Married Henrietta Cassutt on October 20, 1957, she passed away February 19, 1992. Married Virginia Allen on February 14, 1993, she passed away February 3, 2013. Retired from the Rockford Fire Department in 1981 after 25 years. Member of Holy Family Catholic Church and former longtime member of St. Edward Catholic Church. Survivors include his sons, John (Leann) Hittner, Poplar Grove, Gregory (Cindy) Hittner, Tennessee and James (Renee) Hittner, Kentucky; grandchildren, Kristin, Zane, Danna and Hallie Hittner; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Noah Hittner; brother, George (Olive) Hittner, Minnesota; several nieces and nephews; step children, Chet (Carolyn) Allen and Patricia (Tom) Holtke all of Rockford; step grandchildren, Dawn (Benjamin) Hartman, Sandra and Jennifer Allen; great grandchildren, Owen and Emmett Hartman. The family wishes to express a large thank you to the staff of Provena Cor Mariae and Hospice Care of America for the wonderful care given to our father.