Leland Alexander Pitsch

Leland Alexander Pitsch

On Saturday, August 1st, 2020, Leland Pitsch, loving Husband, Father of four children, Grandfather of 9 children, Great Grandfather of 3 children passed away at the age of 78. Leland, known to family and friends as Butch, was born in Sheridan, WY to Alex and Eunice LeOra (Mathew) Pitsch. He received his Bachelors and Masters degree from Concordia Seward University in 1964 and in 1975, and he Taught and Coached a multitude of various youth sports for 40 years in Lutheran Schools both in Kansas and Missouri. On June 7, 1961, he married Della. They raised four children, Mathew, Lori, Monte, and Troy. Leland had a passion for faith, family, and friends. He also loved to teach, coach, and work with kids of any age especially his own grandchildren. His two favorite hobbies were card playing and reading his Louis L’Amour Westerns. He was a Lifetime Member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, serving professionally at St. John’s Palmer, KS, St. John’s Alma, KS, St. Paul’s Leavenworth, KS, and Immanuel Lutheran St. Charles, MO. Leland was preceded in death by his father, Alex, his mother, Eunice LeOra, his daughter Lori Southern, and his sister Nelda Simonson. He is survived by his wife Della, his three children; Mathew (Seanna) Pitsch, Monte (Marta) Pitsch, and Troy (Nelly) Pitsch; son in law: Steve Southern and 5 brothers and sisters. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 at Bethel Lutheran Church on Waldron Street at 2 o’clock p.m. A private family burial will be held following the service. The viewing is from 4-7PM, Tuesday at the funeral home. Flowers or donations may be sent to Bethel Lutheran Church 5400 Euper Lane, Fort Smith, AR 72903.
November 1, 1941 - August 1, 202011/01/194108/01/2020
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On Saturday, August 1st, 2020, Leland Pitsch, loving Husband, Father of four children, Grandfather of 9 children, Great Grandfather of 3 children passed away at the age of 78.Leland, known to family and friends as Butch, was born in Sheridan, WY to Alex and Eunice LeOra (Mathew) Pitsch. He received his Bachelors and Masters degree from Concordia Seward University in 1964 and in 1975, and he Taught and Coached a multitude of various youth sports for 40 years in Lutheran Schools both in Kansa...

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Aug
04
Visitation
Tuesday, August 04 2020
04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Ocker Putman Funeral Home
4500 Jenny Lind
FORT SMITH, AR AR 72901
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Aug
05
Service
Wednesday, August 05 2020
02:00 PM
Bethel Lutheran Church
5400 Euper Lane
FORT SMITH, AR 72903
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