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Bernard "Bernie" W. Pitz

September 27, 1936 — March 31, 2022

Heaven must have been in need of another good carpenter. On Thursday, March 31, 2022 Bernard “Bernie” W. Pitz joined Heaven’s carpenter crew to help with the next build. He was born the fourth of five children on September 27, 1936 in Oshkosh to Gilbert and Cecelia (Cannon) Pitz. He was united in marriage to Nancy Davies on August 13, 1960 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

He attended St. Mary’s School, and attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and Institute of Technology in Michigan. Bernie was drafted into the United States Army in 1959 and began his service with the HQHQ 61st Group, eventually receiving the JFK extension. After being honorably discharged, he became a partner in the family business, August Pitz & Sons General Contractors. Later, in 1984 he bought out Pitz Reality, and renamed it B.W. Pitz Rentals.

Bernie was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He ushered there for over 50 years, served on the parish council, and served on the building and grounds committee during the last church renovation.

He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus and the Oshkosh Builders Association where he served as an officer several times prior to the closure of the association. Through Bernie’s assistance, the Oshkosh Builders Association was instrumental in providing numerous scholarships for the builder trades in the Oshkosh area.

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Nancy Pitz; children: Tim (Suzanne), Jeff, James (Ana Burkham) Pitz, and Rebecca (Michael) Federico; grandchildren: Stephanie, Benjamin, Alexis, Joshua, Samuel, Olivia, and Emma; sisters: Elizabeth Pitz and Kathleen Pitz.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, August Pitz II, and sister, Rosemarie PitzA Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Noon on Friday, April 8, 2022 at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish- St. Mary site, 605 Merritt Ave. with Fr. Jerome Pastors officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of Mass. Military Honors and interment will follow at Riverside Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to a charity of your choice in honor of Bernie.

The Pitz family would like to extend their deep appreciation to Compassus Hospice and Home Care Assistance of the Fox Valley for the loving care provided to Bernie. Your compassion meant so much at such a difficult time.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, April 8, 2022

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Most Blessed Sacrament- St. Mary's

605 Merritt Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, April 8, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Most Blessed Sacrament- St. Mary's

605 Merritt Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Burial

Riverside Catholic Cemetery

1901 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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