Elaine Pitkin


Elaine G. Pitkin, 80, of Clear Lake, died Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Oakwood Care Center, Clear Lake.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Rolling Acres Christian Reform Church, Mason City, with Rev. Jack Vanden Heavel and Rev. Nate DeVries officiating.  Burial was in Meservey Cemetery, Meservey, Iowa.  Family suggests memorials to Hospice of North Iowa.

Elaine was born Dec. 22, 1932 in Goodell, Iowa, the daughter of George and Cora (Kamp) Watermiller.  She graduated from Ventura High School in 1951.  She worked for the Mason City School District in the Administration Building as a secretary for many years.

Elaine married Franklin Pitkin, Sept. 29, 1951 in Missouri.

Elaine enjoyed the many fishing trips to Leach Lake, spending the winters in Arizona, having coffee with her friends, cooking and entertaining.  She was a member of Rolling Acres Christian Reformed Church, Mason City.

Elaine is survived by a sister, Vergene Koenen, Clear Lake; two nieces, Valerie (Wayne ) Koehler, Meservey, and Renae (Joe) Jones, Des Moines, Iowa; great-niece and nephews, Carly Jones, Ty Jones, Shawn (Kelly) Koehler, Brandon (Peggy) Koehler and Matthew (Brittany) Koehler; and many great-great-nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother-in-law, Byron Koenen; and in-laws, Austin and Nellie Pitkin.

Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel was in charge of arrangements. 

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