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Denise E. Pitzo

December 6, 1952 September 30, 2021
Denise E. Pitzo
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Denise E. Pitzo (68), passed away on Sept. 30, 2021 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk.

Denise was born December 6, 1952 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Joseph and Joan Pitzo and grew up in Menomonee Falls, WI. She attended Menomonee Falls H.S. and Mount Mary College where she received a degree in Culinary Arts. She was owner/Chef at Polecat and Lace Restaurant in Minocqua for 42 years.

She is survived by one brother Mike (Jan) Pitzo of Minocqua and one sister, Cheryl Pizzoferrato, of Menomonee Falls. She is also survived by aunts Ruth Ohnmacht, Dolores Wrobbel, Phyllis Wrobbel and Anna Pitzo as well as two uncles, Jim (Joan) Wrobbel and Tony Pitzo. Survivors also include one niece, Jennifer (Ed) Johnson of Hudson, WI, and nephews Joe (Amanda) Pitzo of Brookfield, and John-Michael (Jennifer) of Madison. She had 13 grand nieces and nephews.

Denise loved creating and cooking for Polecat patrons, family and friends. When she wasn’t searching for recipes or cooking, she enjoyed her quiet time with her many dogs over the years.
She loved water sports, the Green Bay Packers and watching the beautiful sunsets on Lake Tomahawk.

Memorial Gathering for Denise will be held on Monday, October 11th at Schmidt-Bartelt Funeral Home in Menomonee Falls, WI from 10:00 am to 11:00 am with Funeral Services at 11:00 am and luncheon to follow.

In lieu of flowers she requested that donations be made to Hospice, the Wisconsin Restaurant Association Education Foundation or to Nicolet College’s Education Foundation.

Online condolences may be shared at nimsgernfuneral.com

Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family.

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Previous Events

Memorial Gathering

Monday

11

Oct

10:00 AM 10/11/2021 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/11/2021 11:00:00 AM
Schmidt-Bartelt Funeral Home

N84W17937 Menomonee Ave
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Schmidt-Bartelt Funeral Home
N84W17937 Menomonee Ave Menomonee Falls 53051 WI
United States

Service

Monday

11

Oct

11:00 AM 10/11/2021 11:00:00 AM
Schmidt-Bartelt Funeral Home

N84W17937 Menomonee Ave
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Schmidt-Bartelt Funeral Home
N84W17937 Menomonee Ave Menomonee Falls 53051 WI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Nicolet College Foundation Scholarship Fund

5364 College Drive
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Compassus Hospice

PO Box 770
Arbor Vitae, WI 54568

Wisconsin Restaurant Association Education Fund

2801 Fish Hatchery Road
Madison, WI 53713
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