Obit: Pitz, Raymond William (1920 - 2003)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt

Surnames: Adair, Baumann, Bogner, Domer, Justman, Milward, Pitz

----Source: La Crosse Tribune (La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin) Wednesday, Oct 8, 2003 & Schulte 2a Family Archives

Pitz, Raymond William (23 AUG 1920 – 5 OCT 2003)

Raymond W. “Bud” Pitz

Wisconsin Rapids – Raymond W. “Bub” Pitz, 83, of Wisconsin Rapids and formerly of La Crosse, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, in Edgewater Haven Nursing Home, Port Edwards, Wis.

He was born Aug. 23, 1920, in La Crosse to William and Mary (Bogner) Pitz. He was married to Joyce Pauline (Justman), daughter of Louis and Pauline (Domer) Justman, of Unity, for more than 50 years, She preceded him in death Sept. 7, 1995.

Bud graduated from Aquinas High School in La Crosse in 1938, and was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in Germany.

He started his career in bartending at his father’s tavern, a popular neighborhood bar of its time called Your Uncles Tavern, on the corner of West Avenue and Adams Street. He worked as a bartender in La Crosse and Wisconsin Rapids, finishing his career as beverage manager for the Mead Inn in 1982.

He is survived by his fiancée, Beverly Wenzel; three sons, Ronald E, (Mary Ellen) of La Crosse, Jeffrey T. (Mary) of Albuquerque; and Bruce A. (life partner Greg Milward), Washington, D.C.; two grandchildren Heather Pitz and Tracy Adair.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Joyce; his parents; three brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Rapids, with Rev. Gary Baumann officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Mausoleum, Wisconsin Rapids.

Note: Middle name William obtained from the Schulte 2a Family Tree Archives.



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