Dennis Pitcher

Obituary of Dennis Earl Pitcher

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Dennis E. Pitcher, 82, of Winamac, IN passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, May 15, 2023.  He was born on May 15, 1941 in Stevens Point, WI to the late Glen L. and Lahoma N. [Skoor] Pitcher.  On August 16, 1986, Dennis married the love of his life, Elizabeth “Ann” Cottrell in Winamac. 

Dennis was a lifelong truck driver, having worked for Galbreath and later DH&W in Winamac.  He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge, Shriners, and Eagles.  Dennis was an amazing craftsman who enjoyed woodworking and carving.  He collected vintage items with history behind them.  He was always willing to help anyone in need (including family home remodel jobs).  Dennis enjoyed fishing and spending time with his best friend and wife, Ann.

Dennis was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  He touched many lives and will be greatly missed. 


He is survived by:

Elizabeth “Ann” Pitcher, Wife

Irene (Bob) Surma, Daughter

James (Chris) Pitcher, Son

Dennis C. (Stella) Pitcher, Son

Betty (Steve) Winn, Step Daughter

Bob (Tammy) Lovely, Step Son

16 Grandchildren

21 Great Grandchildren

Carol (Jerry) Stackhouse, Sister

Connie (Bob) Brady, Sister

June (Chuck) Peterson, Sister

Janet Amick, Sister

Several Nieces and Nephews


Preceded in death by:

Glen L. and Lahoma N. [Skoor] Pitcher, Parents

Tammy Lee Pitcher, Daughter

Roy Lynn Lovely, Step Son

Donna Pratt, Sister

Arnold Pitcher, Brother

Nialetta “Edie” Hall, Sister

Eugene Pitcher, Brother

Linda George, Sister

Clayton Pitcher, Brother


Visitation will be from 5-8 PM EDT Thursday, May 18, 2023 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.


Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM EDT Friday, May 19, 2023 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.


Burial will take place at Bell Center Cemetery in Bell Center, IN.



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Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Frain Mortuary - Winamac
305 E Main St.
Winamac, Indiana, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Friday, May 19, 2023
Frain Mortuary - Winamac
305 E Main St.
Winamac, Indiana, United States

Graveside Service

Bell Center Cemetery
11571 E SR 16
Idaville, Indiana, United States
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