Helen R. Pitschka

Helen R. Pitschka

Helen R. Pitschka, 96,
a resident of Snellville, Ga., and formerly of Sauk Rapids, passed away
March 5, 2014, at New London Health Center in Snellville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 10, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids, with the Rev. Jerry Dalseth officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Sauk Rapids. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Monday at the church. Parish prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
Helen was born Aug. 24, 191,7 in Royalton to Stanley and Anna (Fussy) Novitzki. She married Robert Pitschka, May 4, 1943, in Sauk Rapids. Helen was a homemaker and also a cook for Sacred Heart School for 14 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was a member of the Christian Women and Resurrection Choir and served on the parish council. She volunteered for RSVP for 10 years at Good Shepherd Nursing Home. Helen enjoyed volunteering and playing cards.
Survivors include her daughters, Myrna Pfau of St. Cloud, Janice (David) Strasser of Cape Coral, Fla., and Roberta (Larry) Dodson of Snellville, Ga.; sister, Sophie Harris of Sacramento, CA; sisters-in-law, Ruth Novitzki of Farmington, Alma Novitzki of Sauk Rapids, and Lorraine Novitzki of Bloomington; 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert, July 28, 2000; sisters, Theresa Novitzki and Mary Bade; and brothers, Tom, Joe, Pete, Jack, Mike, Math, Leonard, and Lawrence Bud Novitzki.
Memorials are preferred to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Crossroads Hospice.

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