Christina Isola Pitts

Christina Isola Pitts, nee Weiss, 91, of West Bend, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008 at the Cedar Lake Health Care Center in the town of West Bend.

She was born on Feb. 17, 1917 in Chicago, Ill., to the late Roland and Agnes (nee Wilson) Weiss.

Christina grew up in Chicago and graduated from Hubbard Junior High School in 1932. During World War II she worked for Gardiner General Hospital.

Christina was united in marriage to Harlen E. Pitts, her beloved husband of over 60 years, on Nov. 25, 1944 in Chicago.

Together they became proprietors of Pitts’ Red Owl Agency in Land O’ Lakes, and later of Pitts’ Grocery and Meats in Big Pine Key, Fla.

Christina was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Eagle Chapter 248 in Eagle River.

She and Harlen moved to Cedar Ridge Retirement Community in West Bend in 1994 so they could enjoy their retirement, spending more time with their daughter and grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter, Jane (Gary) Seymour of West Bend; a grandson, Andrew Seymour of West Bend; a granddaughter, Jennifer Seymour of Eagleville, Pa; a brother, David (Marie) Weiss; a sister-in-law, Audrey Dickman; brothers-in-law, Jack Ott and Frank (Peggy) Pitts; and many other nieces, nephews, and family friends.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Harlen; a son, Bruce David Pitts; a sister, Jane Osborn; and a brother, Roland Weiss.

A memorial service will be held in Land O’ Lakes when the weather warms, and burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Land O’ Lakes in late spring.

Memorials may be sent to Cedar Community Hospice, 5595 Highway Z, West Bend, WI 53095.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service, West Bend is assisting the family.

Online guest book and condolences may be found at

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Cove 2 Cedar Lake Health Care Center for the loving care and support Christina received while in their care. Thanks also to Scott Kegley, Cedar Community Hospice, for guiding us through this difficult time.