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Evelyn A. Pitts
1927 - 2014
Evelyn A. Pitts, 87, of Union Grove, passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven by her loving husband Albert and beloved granddaughter, Rachel Rushing.
She was born in Kenosha, Wis., on Jan. 19, 1927, a daughter of the late George and Madeline Marx Herrmann. Evelyn was educated in the Kenosha school system and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High.
On May 13, 1950 she married Albert Buddy Pitts at St. George Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on April 14, 2012.
She was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in Union Grove and was the Religious Education Director at the church for many years.
Surviving Evelyn are her eight children: Mary Ann (Frederick) Dawson of Milwaukee, James Albert (Elise) Pitts of Racine, Joseph Daniel Pitts of Sturtevant, Regina Marie (James) Neist of Eagle, Margaret Mary (Bryce Keel) Pitts of Madison, Catherine Mary (David) Zabler of Franklin, Monica Mary (Bob) Rushing of Union Grove, and Evelyn Mary (Daniel) Amundson of New Berlin; seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren, two brothers, Paul (Bea) Herrmann and George (Donna) Herrmann.
Aside from her husband and granddaughter she was preceded in death by her brother, Bernard (Amy) Herrmann, two sisters; Mary Ann (John) Munger and Catherine (Francis) Collova.
Visitation will be held at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 3320 S Colony Ave, Union Grove, WI on Thursday March 13, 2014, starting with a family Rosary Service at 3:30 p.m. followed by the visitation from 4-7 p.m. and will continue on Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will be held privately at St. George Cemetery in Kenosha.
The family would like to give a special thank you to all the caregivers who lovingly assisted our mother over the past two years.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Albert and Evelyn Pitts Family Scholarship Fund, UW Whitewater, Attn: Kate Loftus, 800 W. Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190.
Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street Phone: (262) 654-3533
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Proko Funeral Home
5111 60th St. Kenosha, WI 53144
Published online at KenoshaNews.com on Mar. 11, 2014