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Lucina Pitsch


   Lucina Theresia (Hein) Pitsch, 99, died on February 1, 2014, at the Manor House in Sigourney, IA. She was born on April 30, 1914, to John and Mary Behrendt Hein near Portsmouth, IA. She attended Catholic school at Portsmouth. Her father died when she was 8 years old, and her mother died when she was 12 years old. On December 27, 1934, Lucina married John Lillig Pitsch in Portsmouth. After their wedding, they farmed near Ollie for 2 years before settling on their farm southwest of Sigourney. Lucina enjoyed gardening, cooking, raising animals, especially chickens, and living on the farm. She was a member of the Church of St. Mary, St. Mary's Altar and Rosary Society, the Iowa Farm Bureau, and the Industrial Club.
   Lucina was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John, in 1991; her daughter, Betty Joan (Pitsch) Ferguson, in 2002; a son, Herbert Edward, in 1980; another son, John Joseph, in 2012; and seven brothers and sisters.
   Lucina is survived by her son Robert Leroy (Jo Anne) Pitsch of Sigourney, 8 grandchildren: Nicholas Pitsch of Manassas, VA; Gina (Keith) Loney of Prairie du Chien, WI; Jenni (Mark) Stelter of Pella, IA; Tony (Yvonne) Pitsch of Sigourney, IA; David (Rhonda) Pitsch of Springfield, OH; Jeremy (Angela) Pitsch of University Place, WA; John Ferguson of Las Vegas, NV; Anne (Keith) Hiebner of Goshen, IN; 8 great-grandchildren, and a sister Adeline Caddell of Harlan, Iowa.  

Funeral Service:  February 6, 2014 Thursday 10:30 A.M. St. Mary Catholic Church Sigourney
Prayers Service: Wednesday 4:00 P.M. Holm Funeral Home
Visitation: 4:30 6:00 P.M. Holm Funeral Home - Sigourney
Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery
A memorial fund has been established.


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