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Michael J. Pittman

Michael J. Pittman

Michael J. Pittman age 73 of Plum City passed away on Friday December 21, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.

Michael was born May 31, 1945 in Plum City. He was the son of Clarence and Mildred (Weiss) Pittman and grew up on the family farm.  Michael graduated from Plum City High in 1963.  He attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture.  After college he worked on the home farm with his family.  Michael married Darla Heit May 17, 1969 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Arkansaw.  After marriage they purchased their own farm in Plum City where they farmed and raised their family.

His passion was his family and farming.  He enjoyed karaoke, gardening, singing in the church choir, dancing and spending time with family and friends.

Michael is survived by his wife, Darla, four children, Gary (Diane) of Easley, SC; Peter (Fiance` Kimberly Braatz) of Plum City, Brad (Emily) of Wichita, KS, Melissa (Mark) Werth of Hastings, MN; four grandchildren, Jessica & Jennifer, Samuel & Camryn.  Michael is also survived by his siblings, five sisters and seven brothers and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Robert and Troy and a brother Brian.

Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Friday December 28, 2018 at St. John’s Catholic Church with Rev. Joseph Okine-Quartey officiating.  Burial will be at a later date in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.




  1. Pete and Jackie Unser

    Darla and family. Sympathy to all of you during this difficult time. Keeping you in our prayers. God bless you all.

  2. Patricia Brunner Rosenberg

    Sending love and prayers to Darla and family. So sorry for your loss. The peace of the Lord be with you all.

  3. Mary Jo Bauer

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. What a great guy and wonderful memories.
    Ron and Mary Jo Bauer

  4. Donna Heit

    My deepest sympathy to Darla and family.My thoughts and prayers are with you.jxwe

  5. Jessica Luebker

    Sending my prayers and thoughts. So sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. Many fond memories of listening to him sing at church and kareoke at the Pondview.

  6. Kellen

    Such a loving family that has given me so much. I feel very blessed to have had the chance of knowing all of you. All my prayers are towards you and Mike. May he rest in peace and may you find the strength to live with good memories and his love forever. You'll always be in my heart.
    My condolences.

  7. Joanne Hewitt

    Sympathy to the family. So sorry for your loss.

  8. Dan and Nadine Kannel

    So sorry to hear. You’re in my prayers.

  9. Melissa Funk

    Gary, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I will be praying for you and your family. I am also rejoicing with you that your Dad has made it to his heavenly home!

  10. Wanda and Joe Traynor

    So sorry Darla and family to hear of Michael passing. Joe thought a lot of Michael as he drove milk truck for him many years ago. God bless you all

  11. Ellen Olson

    Our condolences to the Pittman family for the loss of your pilar, beloved father and friend. May he rest in peace. (Melissa, sending you a big hug).

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