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Francis Pitterle

March 29, 1934 — January 29, 2012

PITTERLE, FRANCIS N. WATERTOWN Francis N. Pitterle, age 77, passed away on Sunday January 30, 2012 at his home. Francis was born on March 29, 1934 in Watertown, the son of Norbert and Marie (Yahna) Pitterle. On November 22, 1969 he married the former Carol (Werneberg) Derr and she preceded him in death on July 21, 1997. Francis attended the Agriculture Short Course at UW Madison and he had served in the US Army from 1954 to 56. Francis had farmed in the Town Of Shields and had worked at Equity Coop in Johnson Creek. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, the Watertown Agribusiness club, the Dodge County Farm Bureau and the former Town of Shields Volunteer Fire Department. Francis was a former supervisor for the Town of Shields for 25 years. He enjoyed playing sheepshead, bowling, hunting and fishing. Francis is survived by his children Mark (Valarie) Pitterle of Beaver Dam and Kevin Pitterle of Watertown, step children Julie (Dave) Schmied of Watertown, Todd Derr of Watertown and Mike (Karen) Derr of Johnson Creek, grandchildren Samantha and Sawyer Pitterle, a step grandson Ben Schmied, a sister Margaret Illian of Watertown, a step sister Barbara (Robert) Schaefer of Watertown, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was further preceded in death by his parents and his step mother Hilaria (Klecker) Pitterle. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 11 AM at St. Henry Catholic Church with Father Jorge Miramontes celebrating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 4 PM to 8 PM at Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home And Cremation Service and on Thursday after 10 AM at the church. Memorials to St. Henry's Catholic Church or Rainbow Hospice, would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at watertownwifuneralhome.com.
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