Dennis E. Pitcher

May 15, 1941 — May 15, 2023

Dennis E. Pitcher, 82, of Winamac, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, May 15. 

He was born on May 15, 1941, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin to the late Glen L. and Lahoma N. (Skoor) Pitcher. On Aug. 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 his wife Elizabeth “Ann” Pitcher; daughter Irene [Bob] Surma; sons: James [Chris] Pitcher and Dennis C. [Stella] Pitcher; step-daughter Betty [Steve] Winn; step-son Bob [Tammy] Lovely; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters: Carol [Jerry] Stackhouse, Connie [Bob] Brady, June [Chuck] Peterson, and Janet Amick; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents: Glen L. and Lahoma N. (Skoor) Pitcher; daughter Tammy Lee Pitcher; step-son Roy Lynn Lovely; sisters: Donna Pratt, Nialetta “Edie” Hall and Linda George; and brothers: Arnold Pitcher, Eugene Pitcher and Clayton Pitcher.

Visitation was from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, May 18, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. 

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 19, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Online tributes may be offered at 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

(Pulaski County Journal — May 24, 2023)

Pulaski County Journal

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