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”
Steven Pitt Adam Dick
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