He was born July 28, 1935 in Hamburg, IA, the son of William and Doris (White) Spittler. Bernard was a proud United States Navy Veteran, serving during the Korean War.
Bernard had worked as a Branch Chief for the National Weather Service, and later received his Bachelor’s Degree in Addiction Studies from Park University and served as the Director of Accent on Recovery. He had also been the Owner and Operator of Sober Christian Painters and JACOMO Door and Window.
He was an active member of the Blue Springs Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous for over 38 years. When Bernard was younger he participated in the Jaycees, Cub Scouts, the March of Dimes and was a member of his High School All-State Basketball team.
He had been married to Jacquelyn Seppala, with whom he had four children, they later divorced, and she passed away, December 22, 2019, he remarried Betty Tate, November 12, 1983. He is survived by his wife Betty, his children; Diane Burford and husband Doug, Garden City, MO, Debra Spittler-Hernandez and husband Javier, Surprise, AZ, Randal Spittler, Fresno, CA, Rodney Spittler and wife Kathy, Kansas City, MO, his brother, Lowell Gary Spittler, Manchester, IA, his sister, Jane Anne Parks and husband Jim, Branson, MO, as well as four grandchildren, Barrett Burford and fiancé Kaylyn Slama, Torin Burford, Emily Spittler and fiancé Kyle Smith, and Alejandro Hernandez, and several nephews and nieces.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with memorial service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 24, 2021, all at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015.
Memorial Contributions in Bernard’s name may be given to Freedom Service Dogs, 7193 S. Dillon Ct., Englewood, CO 80112, Fisher House Foundation, 4801 Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64128, or City Union Mission, 1100 E. 11th St., Kansas City, MO 64016. Memories of Bernard and words of comfort for his family may be shared at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.