Farming Rural 04

Norma Theresa (Check) Gillitzer

November 14, 1937 ~ April 10, 2022 (age 84)

Obituary

Norma Theresa (Check) Gillitzer, age 84 of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, April 10, 2022, surrounded by her family at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. She was born November 14, 1937, the daughter of Thomas and Orpha (Mindham) Check. She attended Seven Mile School and graduated from Prairie du Chien High School.  Norma married John Gillitzer on April 30, 1956. Together, they farmed and raised their family in the Prairie du Chien area. She was a member of the Rural Bridgeport Fire Department Auxiliary, as well as the Irish Ridge Homemakers since 1961. She was also part of the first responders for over 30 years. She taught CCD classes in Prairie du Chien, was active in the church choir, and served as unit chairperson for the Ladies Sodality. She enjoyed gardening, baseball, cards and sewing.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years John; their children Russell (Sheila), Phyllis (Dave) Wesener, Joseph (Terese), Robert, Donna Gillitzer, Mary (Kenneth) Stoeffler, Janet (Brian) Nelson, Diane (Jon) Koenig, and Elaine Jensen; her sisters Catherine Forst and Marilyn (Art) Pitzer, brother in law Roger (Janice) Gillitzer; 18 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Harold and Thomas (Loretta) Check, sisters, Irene (Clarence) Rau, Mildred (Walt) Lessard and a son in law David Jensen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Gabriel’s Church of the Holy Family Parish, Msgr. Charles Stoetzel officiating with burial in the Calvary Cemetery, both in Prairie du Chien. Friends may call the Garrity Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., where there will be a wake scripture at 7:00 PM, and also at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of departure for church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Bridgeport Fire Dept. and the Auxiliary or Crossing Rivers Hospice. www.garrityfuneralhome.com

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
April 12, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Garrity Funeral Home
704 S. Ohio St.
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

Visitation
Wednesday
April 13, 2022

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Garrity Funeral Home
704 S. Ohio St.
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday
April 13, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Gabriel's Church of the Holy Family Parish
506 N. Beaumont Rd.
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin 53821

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