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Mary Pitsch

May 24, 1938 - Dec 11, 2021


Mary M. Pitsch, age 83, of Sheboygan, passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at St. Nicholas Hospital. She was born in Sheboygan on May 24, 1938, the daughter of the late Frank and Madeline Mikolic Fredricks. She attended St. Peter Claver Catholic School and Central High School. On August 16, 1958 she was united in marriage to Raymond B. Pitsch at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Sheboygan. She was a faithful and dedicated member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.

As a young woman, Mary was a tremendous athlete, enjoying both basketball and softball. As a girl she loved the Brooklyn Dodgers fiercely, and later the Brewers and Packers as well. Much of her life was spent working at her parents’ family-owned business, Fredricks Bakery. A lover of animals, she allowed her children to own every kind of pet imaginable, and will be sorely missed by her beloved dog, Zelda. Mary was deeply spiritual, kind-hearted, introspective, and generous. She preferred to live simply and give freely. She was loyal, feisty, honest and unfailingly genuine. She loved to read, but more than anything she loved to be surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She will be remembered for her warm smile, and laughing eyes.

Survivors include her six children, Bernie Pitsch, Teresa (Scott) Baudhuin, Richard Pitsch, Chris Pitsch, Amy (Steven) O’Connor and Sara (Kory) Kosmicki; nine grandchildren, Madeleine (Andrew) Pitsch, Eva (Jokin) Pitsch, Nicholas (Stephanie) Baudhuin, Stephanie (Andrew) Kollmann, Michael (Emily) Baudhuin, Felix, Elias, Frances and Rosanne Kosmicki; three great-grandchildren, Elwyn Baudhuin and Liora and Ettalie Kollmann; four sisters, Barbara (Jerry) Sprenger, Donna Thomas, Geralyn (Doug) Steiber, and Laura Fredricks; and two sisters-in-law, Metty Fredricks and Georgine Pitsch. She is further survived by many other friends and relatives.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, Raymond, four brothers, Donald (Bonnie), Richard, Roman (Ann) and Thomas, and her granddaughter, Annie Kosmicki.

The family would like to thank the people who helped make it possible for Mary to stay in her home until her final days, including son Richard, sisters Donna and Laura, niece Mary, neighbors Jody and Jeannie, and all who offered prayers and support. The family would also like to thank Jake at St. Nicholas Hospital for his compassionate care, and Fr. Subi for providing the Sacrament of Anointing.

A funeral Mass for Mary will be held on Monday, December 27th, 2021 at 10:00 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 818 Huron Avenue Sheboygan with Fr. Norberto Sandoval officiating. Family and friends may gather at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S 12th Street Sheboygan on Sunday December 26th, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. Masks are strongly encouraged.
Entombment will take place at the Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at


Date: Sunday Dec 26, 2021
Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]


Date: Monday Dec 27, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Location: Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church [map]

Mass of Christian Burial

Date: Monday Dec 27, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church [map]



Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

Chris Pitsch

I miss you Mom,I wish I could of said goodbye and I love you before you left us.

Jan & Jerry O’Connor

Dear Amy, Steven and family: We are thinking about you and sending lots of love during this difficult time. Your mother’s kindness, generosity, smile, and presence will be deeply missed by all We are so sorry for your loss. May it be of comfort to you that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time and always, Love, Jerry & Jan

Amy O’Connor

My Mom will always be in our hearts. She is with our Dad which is where she always wanted to be . . . Love You Mom!