Michael J. Pitsch, age 72 of Hamburg, IA passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2024 at Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg.

Michael Joseph Pitsch was born on May 29, 1952 in Appleton, WI; the son of Norman and Corrine (Banta) Pitsch.  He grew up and attended school in Appleton where he attended St. Pius Catholic School, graduating in 1970.  Mike also attended trade school where he learned to do plumbing and electrical work. 

He was united in marriage to Judith Meinders on October 10, 1998 in Watson, MO.  Mike was a jack of all trades, working as a plumber and electrician and most recently at WalMart in Nebraska City where he had worked for nine years.

He is survived by his wife Judith Pitsch of Hamburg, IA; children:  Michelle Rogers of Shenandoah, IA, Natalie Krom (Ace) of Wellington, CO, and Nathan Pitsch of Wellington, CO; step-children:  Joshua Meinders (Rachel) Bellevue, NE and Nicole Blair (Jamie) of Cleveland, TN; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law:  Michael Meinders, Rodney Meinders and Diane Fees; other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and mother-in-law Esther Collins; brother Joe Pitsch and two sisters:  Lynn and Julie.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at the Watson Community Building in Watson, MO.

Condolences may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.

Rash-Gude Funeral Home - Hamburg, IA