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Diane Clara Pittelkow

March 13, 1944 ~ May 15, 2020 (age 76)


Pewaukee – Diane Clara Pittelkow (nee Sterzinger) passed away on May 15, 2020. She was born on March 13, 1944 to Matthew and Verona Sterzinger of West Allis. Devoted wife of Charles for 41 years, residents of both Pewaukee Lake, WI and Fort Myers Beach FL. Beloved by her children Susan Pittelkow, Linda (Russ) Turk, Brian (Margaret) Pittelkow and Diane (John) Salazar. Dear Gammy to Aaron (Noel) Turk, Chelsey Turk, Charles Salazar, Kaitlin Pittelkow, Nicholas Salazar and Jeanette Pittelkow. Loving sister of Donna (Wayne) Goodwin, Ervin (Laurie) Sterzinger, Paul (Julia) Sterzinger and Ralph (Ann) Sterzinger. Diane is further survived by special cousins Kathy Meyer and Sr. Leanne Herda, SSSF, special nieces Laura Pittelkow and Sarah Sterzinger other nieces, nephews and family and friends.

Diane spent her career in the Financial Industry, was active in her Faith Communities, loved traveling with Chuck, her family, and dear friends Jerry and Kary Coleman. She was active for many years at the Wisconsin Club and Milwaukee Yacht Club. Diane spent much of her life with Chuck, boating on Lake Michigan, Pewaukee Lake, and the Gulf of Mexico. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren on Dam Lake in Northern Wisconsin. And when not traveling or on the water, then most likely she was hanging with her second generation sheepshead card club family enjoying all of life’s special occasions.

Diane, Dina, Mom, Gammy….was good to everyone she knew, loved Christ, loved her family, and will be dearly missed.

The Pittelkow/Sterzinger families would like to thank the wonderful staff at Heritage court Waukesha and Brighton Hospice for their loving attention and tender care provided to Diane. In lieu of flowers the family deeply appreciates Memorials be given to St. Anthony on the Lake Catholic Church, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin or the charity of your choice.

A private family Visitation will take place on Saturday May 23, 2020 with Diane’s Funeral Service being held at 1:30 PM. Diane’s Funeral Service can be live streamed at 1:30 PM. 


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Funeral Service
May 23, 2020

1:30 PM
Becker Ritter Funeral Home - Tower Chapel
14075 W. North Ave.
Brookfield, WI 53005

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