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Jane A Pittman

Jane A Pittman

Jane A. Pittman, age 84 of Durand, formerly of Arkansaw, died Monday, March 1, 2021 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City with her family by her side.

Jane was born on October 31, 1936 with her twin brother, Duane, in Pepin County. She was the daughter of Dale and Isabelle (Caturia) Myers and graduated Arkansaw High School. Jane married Cyril Pittman on July 6, 1954 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plum City. After marriage, Jane and Cyril farmed and raised their family in the Little Arkansaw Valley. She had her own ceramic shop out of her home for over 22 years, Jane also worked at Roger’s IGA and the Pepin County Senior Center in Durand.

Jane enjoyed traveling, making trips all around the world including New Zealand, Hawaii and Canada. She attended many family and military reunions in the upper mid-west. She also like to go camping, quilting, square dancing and bowling. Most of all, Jane loved to spend time with family and friends.

Jane is survived by her children, Steven (BeBe) of Leesburg, VA and their children Jennifer, Jessica and Jillian; Debbie (Michael) Moody of River Falls and their children Andrew and Holly; Donna (Ervin) Lauer of Arkansaw and their children Kimberly and Joseph; Carole Jean (Rodney) Baier of Eau Galle and their children Steve, Kayla and Sarah; Daniel (MaryJo) of Arkansaw and their children Casandra and Jordan; Gary (Deceased) children, Ashley, Eric and Amanda, Dale (Michelle) of Durand and their children Jake, Rachel, Brett and Bryce and Kelly (Steven) Verrall of La Crosse and their daughter Kori, 19 great grandchildren, four sisters, Nina Bechel, Barb (Richard) Hartung, Issy Schoop and Lois (Ron) Charen; two brothers, Jack (Bonnie) Myers and Ben Myers, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Cyril and son, Gary.

“The Lord is my Shepard; He lays me down by my husband Cyril, and son Gary, and covers me with green grass.”-Jane Pittman

Private Funeral Mass will be held 11:00AM Friday, March 5, 2021 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plum City. Rev. Joseph Okine-Quartey will officiate. The service will be live-streamed on the Rhiel Funeral Home Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/rhielfuneralhome. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Arkansaw. Public Visitation will be held from 10:00AM until the time of services at the church on Friday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Patti Blount

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

  2. Steven, Bebe, Jennifer, Jessica & Jillian

    We love you Mom & Grandmother from the VA Pittman's

  3. Carole jean Baier

    Hi. I am Jane's daughter from Eau Galle. Thanks for all your kind thoughts and sharing your special memories. She put many smiles on everyones faces and continue keep those special memories close to your heart. Again Thanks for being a friend and letting mom in your life. Mom is resting now in that Eternal garden knowing there is Peace in Little Arkansaw Valley.

  4. John and Judy Parr

    We are sorry for your loss hugs

  5. Theresa Pittman Isadore

    To the Pitman family; I am so sorry or your loss. I loved Aunt Jane very sincerely she was always so kind to me I'm really made me feel that part of the family. Theresa Pittman Isadore

  6. Carol Laschinger Kirk

    Dear Pittman family,
    Words cannot express my sadness in the loss of your mother. Jane was a special friend to all of the Laschinger family. I have so many memories when our families convened for fun and laughter. It was always a good time for all of us. I share with you my thoughts and prayers today, tomorrow and the weeks and months to come. ???? May your mother Rest In Peace!
    Love to all of you, Carol Kirk

  7. Eugene Laschinger

    Dear Steve, Deb, Carol Jean, Dan, Dale and Kelly,
    Julie and I are really sorry to hear about Jane. Your family and especially Jane was very much part of our family when we were kids. We had a lot of great times together and enjoyed each others company very much. Julie always mentioned how Jane was so very accepting to her and we knew she had a great time at our wedding and our farm reception. Those times were great and unforgettable. Jane was an inspiration to all of us. I really wish I could come up to the funeral just to see all of you but we are trying stay low during these times at least till we all get our shots. We are very sorry about Jane but remember all the good times with her and her kindness that that she gave to everyone.
    Love all of you, Julie and Gene.

    PS:If any of you are ever in the Madison area, stop by and see us, we also have a place for you to stay if you ever need it.

  8. Greg and Roxie Glaus

    Our deepest sympathy to all of Jane's loved ones. Prayers for comfort and peace in this difficult time.

  9. Theresa Frirz

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will always remember the big parties at the farm. Love you all

  10. Dennis sievwright family

    May the lord open his arms for this special person the sievwright family

  11. Rachel and Bob Herbison

    Donna family, we are saddened to hear of Jane's passing. I have fond memories of quilting road trips with Jane, especially the one that involved La Crosse! She will be missed by many, but most of all by her loving family.

  12. Pete and Jackie Unser

    Dear Carole Rod and families: we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless!

  13. Sharon Gingras

    Our sincere sympathy to all of the Pittman family -- children, grandchildren, etc. She was a beautiful lady and fun to be around. May you enjoy many blessed memories. J. Henry and Sharon

  14. Susie Ryan

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.

  15. John Anibas

    So sorry Carol and family take care

  16. Al & Pat Baier

    So very sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers to her family.

  17. Kay Noll

    Sorry for your lost. Prayers to all

  18. Dennis & Ramona Schneider

    Our sincere prayers and thoughts for ALL. ????????
    Jane was a very special lady and will be missed.
    Sure loved watching the Packers play with her.????????

  19. Charlene Henderson

    As the days continue to pass, I hope you find comfort and support in the people that surround you and the wonderful memories you carry in your mind and in your heart.
    Our deepest sympathy Debbie and family.

  20. kathi jensen

    My sympathy to the family. Jane was beautiful person inside & out. Kathi Jensen

  21. Kirk and Angie Heusinkvelt

    Carole, So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love to you all.
    Kirk & Angie

  22. Gene/Ruth Tschumperlin

    So sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. Our sympathy and prayers to all of her family.
    Gene & Ruth Ann Tschumperlin

  23. Barb Overman

    My thoughts and prayers to family of Jane Pittman. Jane will be dearly missed. The covid has cut short our visits. Family all take care.vime

  24. Pamela Baier

    So sorry to see Jane's passing...She and I have shared so many wonderful memories...
    She certainly will be missed...blessings to all....

  25. Theresa Dematteo

    Wishing my sincere sympathy to Jane’s entire family. Many years ago (1980s) she was one of my favorite swim students ever. She was a kind and gentle lady and a joy to be around. She will certainly be missed.

  26. Ivandale Remocal

    My deepest condolences to the family. It was a privilege to pray with Jane at the hospital as a chaplain. She had high respect in prayers and faith in God. Praying for God's comfort in this time of sadness.


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  28. thomas biles

    Prayers to the family

  29. Stan and LaVonne Biel

    Our thoughts and sympathy are with your family at this sad time. We are so sorry for your loss.

  30. Kathy Hutter-Messier

    Sending our sympathy and prayers to Jane's family. I know you have so many great memories to cherish.

  31. Vicci Rosenberg

    So sorry to hear about Jane’s passing. God bless prayers and thoughts to all of the families

  32. Victoria and Steven Wittig

    So sorry for your loss. Jane was a special friend to my mother-in-law when she resided in The Plum City Assisted Living. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Janes family.

  33. Sharon Bauer

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear one. Deepest sympathy to the whole family.

  34. June Anderson

    So very sorry for your family's loss of this loving happy crazy lady! She was so very friendly to everyone with that great smile! Hugs

  35. Sue (Wall) Fredericks

    To the entire Pittman family -
    It’s sad to hear this news.
    My condolences to you all. ????

  36. Linds and Steve Talford

    Deepest sympathy to you all. Hold close the memories that were made together over the years.

  37. Rick and Carol Richardson

    To the Pittman Family

    Sorry for your loss. I will always remember her from the grocery store. Great lady.

  38. Joe and Jan Drier

    Sending our Sympathy and Prayers to all of Jane’s Family!! Heaven has gained yet another wonderful Angel from the neighborhood!! Hugs to all!

  39. Jack & Donna Barber

    SYMPATHY & PRAYERS at this most difficult time !

  40. Steven Schultz

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  41. Janice Bates

    I am sorry to hear of Jane's passing. I was just thinking about her as I was working on a quilt! We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Dick and Jan Bates

  42. Paul and Amanda Glaus

    To Carole Jean, Rod and your whole family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our prayers.

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