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Shirley Pitz

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Shirley Ann Pitz age 70 of New Hampton, IA died Monday, April 24, 2017 at the I.O.O.F. Home in Mason City, IA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2017 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton with Rev. Brian Dellaert celebrating the Mass. Interment will be held at Calvary Cemetery in New Hampton. Friends may greet the family from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass on Friday at church. Shirley Ann Pitz was born October 23, 1946 in New Hampton, IA, the daughter of Leo and Cora (Green) Pitz. She attended country school outside of Ionia before grade school at the St. Joseph’s Catholic School. Shirley was a 1965 graduate of New Hampton High School. After high school Shirley worked at the hospital in New Hampton in the laundry room. After several years at the hospital she began working at Klunder’s Kafe. She enjoyed the patrons and camaraderie working at the cafe and continued to work there for 41 years. Later in life Shirley met a special friend, Bill Brown. The two enjoyed each others company and spent a lot of time together. The most important thing to Shirley was her faith. She attended church regularly and often would watch Mass on television multiple times a day. She also loved to read. Her family was very important to her and she loved spending time with them. She had a passion for adult coloring books and spent many hours working on them and sharing with her family and friends. Shirley is survived by one sister, Connie (Jim) Blietz of Council Bluffs, IA; one sister-in-law, Joyce Pitz of Fredrika, IA; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, LaVerne Pitz, Ronald Pitz, Gerald Pitz; special friend Bill Brown.

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  1. So many memories of Shirley. We worked together at the Crystal Grill. Shirley was always a helper. We stayed in touch all these years after I moved away. Shirley left behind many memories. Sympathies for the family. Jane Knoll Hilton

  2. Shirley and I were in the same faith sharing group for several years. I always enjoyed her knowledge of the Catholic religion, and her willingness to share. She always had a smile and a wave when we met. I am sure she is finding peace with her Lord.

  3. Shirley was such a good person; I will miss her smiling face at church. My sympathies to the family. She will be with Bill now!

  4. Just remember how kind she was to everyone in school. Her spirit radiated from her deep faith in God. Shirley was a very special person who cared so much for others. Rest now with your sweet mom and all those there to meet you in Heaven.

  5. Bill Brown was in my class at NHHS and we had our 50th class reunion last summer….just want to say that Bill told me how much he missed his girlfriend, Shirley. Now they are together again!

  6. Condolences to Shirley’s family on your loss. I enjoyed our short visits at the library. She was in and out because, Bill was waiting in the car. It was obvious they were good friends. When she moved to Mason City he came in to tell me and gave me her phone number. He missed her.

  7. Shirley was a very sweet person,I worked with her at Klunders Kafe,and she was a hard worker.she loved to visit,I would give her rides to work or home,Shirley did not have a easy life but never complained.may she find great peace resting with our Lord and her Bill.Our prayers are with all of her family.Marian and Tom Gebel


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