Johanna Lucy Pitzel (née Winters)

January 22, 1926 - January 10, 2021

Memorial Card
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Private Family Service: Recorded version will be available


Thursday, January 14, 2020 – 2:00pm



Memorial Donations:

St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Cemetery Fund
*Please make cheques payable to Holy Trinity Parish
c/o PO Box 1989,
Humboldt, SK, S0K 2A0

2217C Hanselman Court,
Saskatoon SK S7L 6A8
Website: Telemiracle
Phone: 1-877-777-8979

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church
c/o PO Box 1989,
Humboldt, SK, S0K 2A0


Johanna was born on January 22, 1926 to William and Ida Winters (née Schneider) in the St. James District of Saskatchewan. In her family, Johanna was the third eldest of six children and over the years, as the oldest girl, she stayed and worked on the family homestead, helping her parents. The work was hard, but she enjoyed her time there. She loved singing and talking to the horses while ploughing the fields. Years later, she left the farm to go work at the hospital as a dietary aide. While there Johanna met Alois Pitzel whom she married on August 10, 1954. Together they farmed the Pitzel homestead and were blessed with six children: Gerard (Sherry), and son, Tyler; Maryann (Don Niekamp) and family, Jared (Chelsey) and great-grandson Daxon, and Evan (Brianna); Dave (Denise) and family, Brynn and Nicole; Kim (Karen) and family, Kaitlyn and Karson; Linda and family, Natasha (Robert) and Kyle; and Kevin (+2016). She was an active member of St. Bernard’s Parish Ladies Aide, and in her free time she liked to sew, knit, crochet, and bake, and of course, garden. In 2001 as Alois’ health declined, Johanna and Alois moved to Kinsmen Court in Humboldt, SK. In 2003, Alois passed and as time went on, Johanna resided at several places in Humboldt which changed as her own health issues developed. Her final move was in October of this past year, when she became a resident of Bethany Pioneer Village in Middle Lake, SK, and this was her home until her passing. Throughout her life, Johanna believed kindness, true generosity, hard work, perseverance, and patience to be the best guides in a person’s life. She thought it was important to take every opportunity given to you to be the best person you could be and that a person should give back to others. These were her guiding lights and above all, she valued her faith and her family. Johanna will be sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, and great- grandson; her brother, Michael (Joan) Winters); and her sister-in-law, Ramona Winters. She is predeceased by her husband, Alois (+2003); her son, Kevin (+2016); her parents, William and Ida Winters (née Schneider); her brothers: Norbert (Edna), Gilbert (Wilhelmina), Bill, and Edward (in infancy); and her sisters, Sister Clarissa, and Lorraine (Al Stang).

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