Shirley A. Pitzer

AMBOY - Shirley A. Pitzer, 82, of Amboy, died Jan. 7, 2018 at the Mendota Lutheran Home, surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11 at the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy with Kent Terry, chaplain at Mendota Lutheran Home, officiating. Cremation will follow with burial of cremains at Prairie Repose Cemetery in Amboy at a later date. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at the funeral home.

Shirley was born March 10, 1935 in Amboy to Marvin and Beulah (Conderman) Miller. She married Charles Pitzer at United Methodist Church in Amboy on May 1, 1955. He preceded her in death on April 2, 2010.

Survivors include four children, Christine Pitzer of Pekin, Ind., Dr. Laurine (Jeff) Pitzer-Hanson, Neal (Patt) Pitzer and Sarah Feith, all of Amboy; one granddaughter, MaKayla Feith; two step-grandchildren, Tracy (John) Simpson of Lee Center and Jamie (Cory) Johnson of Rock Falls; eight step-great grandchildren; and one brother, Wendell “Skip” (Doris) Miller of Amboy.

Shirley was a teacher’s aid for Amboy CUSD 272, and had also worked at the Credit Bureau in Dixon prior to her retirement. She made draperies for Kline’s Department Store in Dixon and upholstered furniture as well as baking and decorating cakes. She was a member of United First Church in Amboy, and was the secretary for Prairie Repose Cemetery Board.

A memorial has been established to Mendota Area Senior Services and Prairie Repose Cemetery. Condolences may be sent online at


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