Evelyn Lorraine “Finken” Pitt

Evelyn Lorraine “Finken” Pitt age 85, of Logan, Iowa passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Evelyn was born October 27, 1933 in Logan, Iowa to Thomas John Jr. and Hazel Mae (Deuel) Finken. She graduated from Logan High School. Evelyn married Norman Eugene “Gene” Pitt, November 8, 1952 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Evelyn was a stay at home mom until her kids were in school, then she worked various secretarial jobs. Gene’s job took the family “all over” the United States, then moved them to rural Logan since 1974. She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Logan, Iowa. She enjoyed music, crocheting, sewing, cooking, baking, active in the church and teaching CCD classes as well as other classes.

Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents, son Dale Thomas, daughter Jeannie Lynn, brothers, Donald, infant brother, Art, Elmer, Herb, Dean, Wayne, Rich, Phil, John and sister Vivian.

Survivors include her husband Norman “Gene” Pitt of Bennington, Nebraska, son, Steven Rodney Pitt and wife Cathy of Colorado Springs, Colorado, daughter, Carol Marie Gianzero and husband Rich of Thornton, Colorado, daughter in law, Joetta Jenkins Pitt Alexander of Magnolia, Iowa, daughter, Anne Elizabeth Moseman and husband Rob of Oakland, Nebraska, daughter, Mary Kathleen Trehearn and husband Arlan of Fremont, Nebraska, son, John Eugene Pitt and wife Carmie of Ankeny, Iowa, son, William Lawrence “Bill” Pitt of Logan, Iowa, brother, Kenny Finken of Sioux City, Iowa, eighteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

Rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday with family visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. at the Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan, Iowa.

The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the church following the committal service.


In Loving Memory Of


Evelyn Lorraine “Finken” Pitt



October 27, 1933                                               Logan, Iowa


Entered Into Rest

January 13, 2019                                      Omaha, Nebraska


Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 17, 2019

St. Anne’s Catholic Church – Logan, Iowa


Celebrant                              Father Raphael Masabakhwa


Organist                                                              Vicki Koenig


Vocalist                                                                Rick Powell


Congregational Hymn                       “God Bless America”


Taped Selection                               “How Great Thou Art”

by Mary and Arlan



“An Everything Prayer”                                “Only A Shadow”


Honorary Bearers

Steven Pitt                                                              Adam Dick

Travis Evans


Casket Bearers

Richie Gianzero                                                      Jerod Pitt

Eric Moseman                                             James Moseman

Billy Pitt                                                        Talyn Moseman


Final Resting Place

Logan Cemetery – Logan, Iowa




To My Children When I’m Gone


When I’m gone don’t miss me too much…

Please always remember my loving touch.

I loved you as babies tiny and small

And through years as you grew strong and tall.

There is nothing better than a loving clan

Of the children born to a woman and man.

I loved baking cookies and goodies for you

So it would smell good when the door you came through.

I tried to nourish you not just with food

But spiritually so you’d grow strong and good.

Little Babies are so precious to snuggle

And sometimes teens need help with a struggle.

By loving my dear husband I showed you

How to be adults, faithful and true.

We started marriage with no money, but love

Which God has always given from above.

We had some struggles and tears

But mostly happiness through the years.

God has blessed us so very abundantly

Our children and grandchildren are our life, don’t you see.

I wish you could have known my father and mother.

They’d have cherished you like no other.

I thank God for my life every day

And for the joys we shared along the way.

So please don’t cry long for me

I’ll be waiting in heaven for thee.


Evelyn Finken Pitt 1 May 2008





Sixty-six years… my dear, dear wife.

Sixty-six years… the joy of my life.

Sixty-six years…how can it be, sixty-six years since you married me?

You are now gazing at Jesus’ loving face,

Wrapped in his tender, loving embrace.

By Gene Pitt-Jan. 14, 2019



  • Rod & Connie Leighton Posted January 16, 2019 1:44 pm

    We are both ,Plus our Mother Irma Williams , Evelyn was a wonderful Lady a caring Loving neighbor. we all Loved knowing. Mom and Dad and the card games, all the baking she did the Love and Caring of a beautiful Lady and Neighbor for all of us. We know she is in a wonderful place with our Lord. God Bless all of you !!!!!

  • Kate Dee Finken Morris Posted January 16, 2019 4:04 pm

    I will forever remember Aunt Evelyn’s laugh. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Connie Johnson Posted January 16, 2019 7:32 pm

    So Sorry to hear that Evelyn has left us…our loss is Heaven’s gain. Praying for the comfort of the Holy Spirit for your hearts as you miss her. Gene, we have missed you and Evelyn here at the Logan Public Library. God Bless you and all your family dear friend. Love, Connie Johnson

  • Dan Martin Posted January 17, 2019 2:01 am

    I am missing Aunt Evelyn. I enjoyed getting and reading Aunt Evelyn’s letters over the years. Wishing we were there with you all. Praying for all of you. May God Bless you all and comfort you.

  • Tim Barry Posted January 24, 2019 8:51 pm

    Gene and family,
    So sorry about your loss of Evelyn. It seems she had a good full life with the love of many family members, a strong faith, and a marriage to Gene for 66 years. I know she was always a good friend to my mom, Betty Barry.. I thank her for that. You all are in and have been in my thoughts and prayers.

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