Doris M Pitz, 86 of 2700 Matthew John Drive, formerly of 1320 Cummins Street, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City. Services will be held at 10:30 am Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Church of the Nativity with Msgr. James Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00-7:00 pm Sunday at the Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy Road where there will be a wake service at 6:30 pm.
Doris was born on June 9, 1931 in Sherrill, Iowa, daughter of Charles and Josephine (Nauman) Anthony. In growing up and working on the family farm, she knew a better life was awaiting her and took a taxi-cab from Sherrill to Dubuque where she began employment at A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co . It was there that she met and married the love of her life, Walter Pitz on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 1956 at SS Peter & Paul Parish in Sherrill, Iowa. Throughout her life, she worked as a bartender (where she developed her sharp wit), Loras College and Jocille's Fashion Corner. She was very generous with her time and helping others. Volunteering and giving back to the community was extremely important to her. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels, Nativity bingo and parish festivals, and countless charitable organizations and events. She was a member of the Church of the Nativity in which she was very involved.
Doris was a wonderful and abundant cook. The door was always open and an extra plate set at the table. She loved to entertain and share stories, but most of all she loved time spent with her family. She enjoyed playing euchre several times a week with her friends at Eagle Pointe Place, was a huge Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed country & western music which she would play all hours of the day. She loved attention and we loved to shower her with it.
She is survived by her husband Walter "Wally" Pitz and daughter Michelle (Jay) Johanningmeier both of Dubuque, IA; sisters-in law Geri Anthony of Dubuque, IA; Jane Anthony of Dyersville, IA; Mary Jane Anthony of Holy Cross, IA and Carol Anthony of Kieler, WI; brother-in-law Dorrance Pitz of Dubuque, IA; extended family members Kris Latham and Mark Johanningmeier both of Dubuque, IA and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marla in 1986, her parents, brothers Wilfred, Herbert, Jack (Doris), Melvin, Charles, James, and Merlin, sister-in-law Loretta Pitz and brother-in-law Ronald Pitz.
A Doris Pitz memorial fund has been established