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Richard L. Pitzenberger, 57, Mason City

Richard L. Pitzenberger, 57, of Mason City, died Thursday (March 7, 2019) at Mercy One North Iowa – Hospice, surrounded by his loving family.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Friday (March 15, 2019) at Epiphany Parish – St. Joseph Catholic Church, 302 5th St SE, Mason City with the Rev. Jacob Rouse as Celebrant.

Rick’s family will greet relatives and friends on Thursday evening (March 14, 2019) at St. Joseph Catholic Church from 4 pm until 7 pm. A Scriptural Wake service will be held at 7 pm. Friends and family are invited to bring along a fishing lure to the visitation to be left in Rick’s honor.

Should friends desire, memorials may be left in Rick’s name to the Iowa Prairie Network.

The son of Richard and Virginia (Boom) Pitzenberger, Richard Lee was born on October 24, 1961 in Mason City. He attended Newman Catholic High School, graduating in 1980. Following high school Rick attended NIACC.

On June 11, 1982 Rick was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, best friend, and love of his life, Peggy Ennis, at Holy Family Catholic Church; together they would be blessed with two children, Jacob and Samantha, and 36 years of marriage.

For many years Rick worked alongside his brothers on their family farm before beginning his career at CED (Culver-Hahn) in Mason City. He left CED for nine years to manage Andrews Prestressed Concrete before returning for the remainder of his career.

Rick was a true outdoorsman; he loved hunting, fishing, and spending time on the lake with family and friends.

He was a loving and gracious husband, father, and grandfather. Rick loved sharing his passion for the outdoors with his grandchildren, and looked forward to teaching each one of them how to fish. He cherished time spent with family and friends over the years and especially loved trips and vacations with dear friends.

Rick proved his love to others each and every chance he got. His softhearted nature and kind spirit will live on through everyone that he touched throughout his lifetime.

Those grateful in sharing in his life are his wife, Peggy, Mason City; children, Jacob Pitzenberger, Des Moines, and Samantha (Brittain) Bachus, Des Moines; his beloved grandchildren, Ava Pitzenberger, and Rickie and Ronnie Bachus; mother in law, Marlys Ennis; siblings, Ed (Marcia) Pitzenberger, Ted (Judy) Pitzenberger, Tom (Julie) Pitzenberger, Pam (Mark) Amick, Mary (Chip) Pattermann, and Steve (Brooke) Pitzenberger; sisters in law, Julie (Dave) Cooper, Nancy (Bert) Lee, Mary (Jay) Miller, and Jodi Fisher; and Jeannie and Larry Kolpek; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended relatives and many friends.

Rick is preceded in death by his parents; father in law, Richard Ennis; brother, Joe Pitzenberger; and sister, Janice Pitzenberger.

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