Donna J. Pitts

         Donna June Pitts, daughter of Howard L. and Viola Kuchenreuther Watkins, was born August 1, 1937, at Blue Earth, Minnesota. She graduated from State Teachers College High School in Cedar Falls in 1954, and from Waterloo School of Beauty Culture in 1956.

         She was united in marriage with Dale Boike in 1957, and later divorced. In 1972, she was married to Norman Pitts. Mr. Pitts died in 2003.

         Donna owned the Edgewood Beauty Shop in Cedar Falls, the Triangle Tap in Hudson, worked in inventory control at Land O’ Lakes in Hudson, owned the Postville Bed and Breakfast, and made all the baked goods at Boike’s Restaurant in Fayette for many years.

         Following a lengthy illness, Donna’s death occurred on Sunday, June 3, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Home in West Union. She was seventy-four years old, and had been a member of the Rambling Wheels Motorcycle Club in Cedar Falls, the Amvet Auxiliary in Hudson, and the Palmer Lutheran Hospital Auxiliary Board.

         She is survived by one son, David C. (Debra) Boike of Fayette; three step children, Cindy (Mike) McFadden of Randalia, Steve Pitts of Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, and Richard Pitts of Moores Fork, New York; two grandchildren, Dustin Boike of Dubuque and DyAnna (Kris) McGrane of Fayette; seven step grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and two sisters, Karen (Gary) Darland of Marion, Iowa, Betty Jean (Franklin) Scheff of Fairmont, Minnesota; one sister-in-law, Carol Watkins of Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin; and two nephews.

         In addition to her husband, Norman, she was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Lee Roy and Roger Watkins.

         Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 11, 2012, at the Fayette Community Church with Rev. Carl Tenney officiating. Friends may call for one hour preceding services at the church on Monday. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette is in charge of arrangements.


Stephanie (Bohr) Carper on June 8, 2012 at 1:32 PM said:

My sincere condolences on Donna's passing. She was our neighbor in Ossian for many years, and such a nice lady. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Nick and Jaci Soska on June 7, 2012 at 4:32 PM said:

Dave and Deb and the rest of the family.

We want you to know that you're in our prayers. We know this is hard for all of you at this time. There isn't anything we can do to take this pain away. Know that we care and you are in our thoughts. She is no longer in pain as God has wrapped her up in his arms and she is now with him. Keep your loving memories in your hearts to give you peace.
Susan Fauser on June 5, 2012 at 1:27 PM said:

So sorry for your loss!! You have my sympathies!! May God be with you at this time!!
S. Graves on June 5, 2012 at 4:59 AM said:

May these words recorded at Isaiah 25:8 be of much comfort to you and your family during this time of deep sorrow. "He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. And the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for Jehovah himself has spoken |it|," "New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures"

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