Melinda Kaye Pitsch


(Apr. 19, 2008)

Melinda Pitsch, 45, died unexpectedly in her sleep from natural causes Saturday, April 19 in Buffalo, WY.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, April 23  from the Willow Grove Cemetery with Pastor Duane Simonson officiating.

Melinda was born on Nov. 26, 1962 in Sheridan, to Curt and Muffy Pitsch.  She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sheridan and confirmed at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Melinda graduated from Buffalo High School in 1981.

As the oldest of four daughters, Melinda was always helpful.  She especially enjoyed being outside with her dad driving the tractor to help with the crops or riding horses to move the cattle.  Melinda was active in FFA and 4-H judging and loved working with animals.

Her boys Jeff, Dustin and Spencer, were everything to her.  She spent countless hours at the baseball field while they were growing up.  Even when separated by miles, her boys were always dear to her heart.

In her last years, she enjoyed her precious time with her fiancée, Mark, and working for Oftedal. While working near Buffalo, Mark and Melinda were able to spend quality time with her parents and Grandma Helen Lusher with whom she was always close.  Mark and Melinda shared a love for each other and they enjoyed spending time hunting, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors.

Survivors include  her sons Dustin and Spencer Fry; parents, Curt and Muffy Pitsch; fiancée Mark Glatter; sisters Wendy (Dan) Benade, Teri (Kurt) Thaemert, Shelly (Chad) Poirot; Grandma Helen Lusher; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces.

Melinda was preceded in death by her son, Jeff; Grandpa John Lusher; grandparents Alex and Leora Pitsch; and Uncle John Lusher.

Donations in Melinda’s memory may be made to a scholarship fund for her sons, Dustin and Spencer, in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams, Buffalo, WY 82834.