Diane "Dina" Pittelkow
1944 - 2020
Share Diane's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
Diane "Dina" Pittelkow

Pewaukee - Diane Clara Pittelkow (nee Sterzinger) passed away on May 15, 2020. She was born on March 13, 1944 to Matthew and Verona Sterzinger of West Allis. Devoted wife of Charles for 41 years, residents of both Pewaukee Lake, WI and Fort Myers Beach FL. Beloved by her children Susan Pittelkow, Linda (Russ) Turk, Brian (Margaret) Pittelkow and Diane (John) Salazar. Dear Gammy to Aaron (Noel) Turk, Chelsey Turk, Charles Salazar, Kaitlin Pittelkow, Nicholas Salazar and Jeanette Pittelkow. Loving sister of Donna (Wayne) Goodwin, Ervin (Laurie) Sterzinger, Paul (Julia) Sterzinger and Ralph (Ann) Sterzinger. Diane is further survived by special cousins Kathy Myer and Sr. Leanne Herda, SSSF, special nieces Laura Pittelkow and Sarah Sterzinger other nieces, nephews and family and friends.

Diane spent her career in the Financial Industry, was active in her Faith Communities, loved traveling with Chuck, her family, and dear friends Jerry and Kary Coleman. She was active for many years at the Wisconsin Club and Milwaukee Yacht Club. Diane spent much of her life with Chuck, boating on Lake Michigan, Pewaukee Lake, and the Gulf of New Mexico. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren on Dam Lake in Northern Wisconsin. And when not traveling or on the water, then most likely she was hanging with her second generation sheepshead card club family enjoying all of life's special occasions.

Diane, Dina, Mom, Gammy….was good to everyone she knew, loved Christ, loved her family, and will be dearly missed.

The Pittelkow/Sterzinger families would like to thank the wonderful staff at Heritage court Waukesha and Brighton Hospice for their loving attention and tender care provided to Diane. In lieu of flowers the family deeply appreciates Memorials be given to St. Anthony on the Lake Catholic Church, Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin or the charity of your choice.

A private family Visitation will take place on Saturday May 23, 2020 with Diane's Funeral Service being held at 1:30 PM. Diane's Funeral Service can be live streamed at 1:30 PM. Please go to the Becker Ritter Funeral Home website for more details and a link to view Diane's Funeral Service.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from May 16 to May 20, 2020.
Funeral service
01:30 PM
Please consider a donation, as requested by the family.
Not sure what to say?
6 entries
May 22, 2020
Diane always welcomed my mom into her home after my dad died. She was so giving, full of love and caring.
Thanks Diane for sharing in our great family memories.
Thanks Diane for being you.❤
Kathleen Shanovich
May 21, 2020
We also remember Diane from our boating days on Lake Michigan. She and Chuck loved to take off on boat trips by themselves. She was a wonderful first mate. Were surprised to hear of her passing as we hadn't seen them in several years. Our sympathy goes out to Chuck and the family. May fond memories sustain you in this time of grief.
Bill & Joni Johnson
May 20, 2020
I knew Diane and Chuck from McKinley Marina. I always had alot of fun with Diane. She was such a kind caring gal and I was happy to have known her while boating on Lake Michigan. RIP my friend. My sympathy goes out to the family.
Mary Gardner
May 20, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to Charles and family. As a couple fairly new to Waterside II, Diane was among many who greeted us warmly not just initially but every time we would see her. We will miss her dearly.
May 19, 2020
I have known Diane since the day she was born as our mothers were best friends. I remember all the get togethers from parties and picnics in the backyards to Diane joining us on our vacations with Kellys at Pine Cone Ranch. Once we were married we camped together in Canada. Great memories.
Sue Ann McClutchey
May 16, 2020
I have wonderful memories of Diane growing up. As cousins, we had fun together over holiday dinners. I especially remember the summer picnics at Whitnall Park. Diane had a compassionate heart and did much through her church to care for others. My sympathy to Chuck, Donna, Paul, Ervin, Ralph and her entire family.
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences