ST. CATHERINE, Iowa -- Michele Lynn "Mikki" Pitz, 44, of St. Catherine, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012, at home.
Services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, with the Rev. Penny Thomsen officiating. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
She was born on Aug. 1, 1967, in Phoenix. She married Rick Pitz on April 1, 1998, in Mesa, Ariz.
Michele was a homemaker, a nurse and a cosmetologist. She worked briefly at Walmart, bartended at various places in and around Dubuque and Phoenix. She enjoyed camping with family, shooting pool, but above all she was a mother and grandmother.
Surviving are her husband, Rick; her mother, Linda Grishaber, of Harvey, La.; a daughter, Desiree (Eric) Creekmore, of Surprise, Ariz.; a son, Glenn Michael Wallus, of Dubuque; step-sons, Keegan Pitz, of San Francisco, Kris Nelson, of Dubuque, and Chad Nelson, of Mesa; a brother, Curtis, of New Orleans; 10 grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Audrey Bergfeld, of Dubuque; aunts and uncles, Brenda Hooks, Suzanne Moody, Ronnie Wheeler, Garrie Wheeler and Tom Wheeler; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Tom and Pat Goetzinger, Harv and Kathy Pitz and Irene Pitz.
She was preceded in death by a son in infancy, Sean Matthews; her step-father, Larry Grishaber; and a granddaughter, Miranda Nelson.
In lieu of flowers, a Michele Pitz Memorial Fund has been established.