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Charles H. Pitzer

September 23, 1927 ~ January 5, 2022 (age 94)


Charles H. Pitzer, 94, of Burlington, died at 3:16 PM Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in West Burlington.

Born September 23, 1927, in Burlington, he was the son of Fred and Emma Louise Leffers Pitzer. On April 16, 1950 he married E. Jeane Eddy at First United Church of Christ. She died September 8, 1997. On April 3, 1999, he married Ruth Faigle-Wells at Grace United Methodist Church in Burlington.  She died March 23, 2016.

He was a 1945 graduate of Burlington High School. 

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving in the Pacific during World War II.

Charles worked for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe for 38.5 years, retiring in 1978.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Golden Oldies, Hawkeye Natives, Railroad Veterans Auxiliary and Armory. He enjoyed watching sports and loved to travel.

Survivors include one son, Douglas (Beth) Pitzer of Winfield, WV; one daughter, Carolyn Petersen of FL; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his wives, he was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Pamela (Mark) Langer and one brother, Frederick (Thelma) Pitzer.

Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home. 

The memorial service for Mr. Pitzer will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Pastor Tammy Wirt officiating. Full military honors will be rendered by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard. Cremation will be entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory following the memorial service.

Inurnment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery at 9:30 AM Monday, January 10, 2022 at Aspen Grove Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for the Grace United Methodist Church.

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January 8, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

Funeral Service
January 8, 2022

11:00 AM
Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

January 10, 2022

9:30 AM
Aspen Grove Cemetery
2043 Sunnyside
Burlington, IA 52601

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