FAIRMONT - Funeral services for Dorothy Irene Pitcher, 79, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Burial will be following the service in the Lura Cemetery near Easton, Minn. Visitation will be one hour prior to the time of service beginning 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fairmont.
Dorothy passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 27, 2012, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems Lutz Wing nursing home. Lakeview Funeral Home of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dorothy Irene (Pierce) Pitcher was born Feb. 26, 1933, in Winnebago, Minn., the daughter of Oscar and Beth E. (Catlette) Pierce. As a young girl, Dorothy attended school in Winnebago.
On Sept. 15, 1951, Dorothy was united in marriage to Francis Walter Pitcher in Winnebago, Minn. Together the couple made their home in Winnebago, where they were blessed with eight children: June, Irene, Eugene, Carolyn, Elizabeth, Donald, Ronald and Frances. Dorothy worked for many years at the F & M Stamper Company and later with Banquet Food in Wells, Minn. She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairmont and also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 569 in Easton, Minn.
Family was especially important to Dorothy. She cherished any opportunity to see her children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren and looked forward to her trips to Maine to see her sister.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, June Pitcher and fianc, Larry Crane, of Fairmont, Eugene Pitcher and his wife, Barb, of Fairmont, Carolyn Pitcher of Fairmont, Elizabeth King of Fairmont; Donald Pitcher of Rush Point, Minn., and Frances Stark of Fairmont; two grandchildren, Amber Pitcher and Nathan Pitcher of Fairmont, two great-grandchildren, Alex and Laklyn; two sisters, Della Pierce of Madelia and Doris Stewart of Bingham Lake; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Beth Pierce; husband, Frances; a daughter, Irene; a son Ronald, as well as other family members.