Patrick Pitz Obituary (1958 - 2022) - Dubuque, IA - Legacy Remembers

2022-07-23 19:53:39 By : Mr. Richard zhao

Behr's Funeral Home1491 Main StreetDubuque, IA

Patrick J. "Pat" Pitz, age 64, of Dubuque, passed away at 12:10 a.m., on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at Dubuque Specialty Care surrounded by his family after a 3 year battle with prostate cancer. To celebrate Pat's life, a private family celebration of life will be held at a later time. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery at a later date. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, is assisting the family. Pat was born on January 31, 1958, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Paul "Cougar" and Irene "Babe" (Winders) Pitz. Pat attended Holy Trinity Grade School, Jefferson Junior High and Hempstead High School. After school, he went to work as a roofer for both Rafoth Sheet Metal and Geisler Brothers, until his well earned retirement after 32 years. Pat was introduced to the world of antiquing by his granny, Ruby Winders aka "Shorty", and continued collecting throughout his entire life. He loved attending NASCAR car races in the Midwest. His favorite driver was Jimmie Johnson and he had an extensive die cast model collection. Pat liked listening to rock and heavy metal music and has attended several live concerts. Pat was an avid sportsman hunting, especially deer, and fishing any time he was able to. He enjoyed wildlife in general, and spent countless hours watching and feeding the critters that made their homes in his backyard. Pat truly cherished the simple things in life and spending quiet time alone. Pat will be greatly missed and some of the things we will miss the most are: Linda - All the reminiscing we did about family and places. Pat had a gift for seeing humor in most things. I loved his mannerisms, smile and the way he waved. Mike - Our weekly phone calls. We had great conversations on the phone and he had a way with words that made me laugh. Paula - Seeing Pat happy spending time with family, and having him smile and interact with any dog. All doggies loved Pat. Jeff - My favorite roofer buddy/project advisor. Pat helped me many times fixing up our 70 year old home that used to be our grandma Ruby's. Those left to cherish Pat's memory include his siblings, Linda (Dave) Palmer, Gilbert, AZ, Mike (his long time girlfriend, Jerry Gilliland "Pitlands") Pitz, Mesa, AZ, Paula (Mike) Quen, Gilbert, AZ and Jeff (Kelli) Pitz, Dubuque, IA; his nieces and nephews, Cassie, Katie, Michelle, Nicole, Jessica, Caleb, Tyler and Christina; and 12 great-nieces and great-nephews. Pat was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents; and a sister-in-law, Vicki (Schrunk) Pitz. Pat's family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the University of Iowa, Grand River Medical, especially Dr. Hermann, Hospice of Dubuque and Dubuque Specialty Care, for all of the outstanding care they have all provided for Pat along his journey. Also a special thanks to all of Pat's family and friends for their thoughts, prayers and support, you all mean the world to us! To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Patrick, please visit our Tree Store or plant a tree.

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