Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services Offering dignified services since 1919

Back to Obituaries

William C. Pittman

William C. Pittman

William “Bill” C. Pittman age 90 of Arkansaw, passed away on Sunday August 4, 2019 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City where he has resided for the last nine months.

Bill was born November 13, 1928 at home on the farm in rural Arkansaw.  He was the son of William and Laura (Schultz) Pittman and grew up on the family farm.  Bill graduated from Arkansaw High School in 1946.  After high school Bill farmed with his family on the home farm. Bill married Sylvia A. Bauer June 7, 1955 at Lima.  After marriage they farmed on the Pittman family farm for many years and raised two children, Greg and Karen.

Bill was very active at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, serving on various boards and committees He was also the cemetery sextant for many years.  He was a member of the Catholic Knights, and AMPI.

Bill enjoyed woodworking, making maple syrup, playing bingo, and spending time with family and friends.

Bill is survived by a son, Greg (Debbie) of Arkansaw; a daughter, Karen (Kelly) Patton of Excelsior, MN; seven grandchildren, Angie, Jodie, Travis, Teresa, Jason, Joe and Austin; 11 great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Marlo Bauer of Durand.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Sylvia in 2010, and a brother Norris.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday August 9, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Arkansaw with Rev. Joseph Okine-Quartey officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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


  1. Ed Nelson

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time

  2. All the Friends of Bill Pittman

    We would like to thank everyone for your prayers and support. Bill left all of us numerous memories and experiences to be our guide through life. A special thank you to the Plum City Care center for taking care of him for the last nine months. We would like to also thank Father Joe, St. Joseph’s parish, Rhiel Funeral Home, and the St. Anne’s Alter Society for the beautiful service.

    The “Bill” William Pittman Family

  3. Patricia Kimmey

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I will cherish our conversations forever in my heart.

  4. lynn pittman

    sorry for your loss greg and debbie

  5. Francis and Joyce reuter

    Sorry to hear about your loss!

  6. Patrick laschinger

    Hi Greg and Karen

    My condolences to you and your family. I remember your dad very well I especially remember going to the sugar shack and driving around collecting sap! Really good guy who will be missed!

  7. Patti Blount

    I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Bill. Sympathy to the family during this difficult time.

  8. Dorothy Shannon

    Sorry to hear of his death he always had a smile on his face

  9. Steven and Bebe Pittman

    Bill was my God Father. He was a dedicated man of his faith to the Lord. I reflected on his past as a great person and neighbor. He will now see my Dad again with the lord. God bless. Steven and Bebe.

  10. Carole Jean Pittman-Baier

    Bill was a great neighbor, fellow farmer and loyal friend to my Dad,Cyril Pittman and the entire Little Arkansaw Valley residents. Bill will be truly missed by all. Rest in Peace. -

View More Posts ( # )