Funeral Service: Monday: St. John's Lutheran Church, Killdeer, ND
Prayer Service: Sunday: St. John's Lutheran Church, Killdeer, ND
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Visitation: Sunday: St. John's Lutheran Church, Killdeer, ND
Funeral Services for David Pittsley, 45, of Killdeer will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 21, 2011 at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Killdeer with Pastors Joel Sauerwein and Leif Bergerud officiating. Burial will follow in the Killdeer Cemetery. Visitation for David will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, February 20, 2011 at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Killdeer with a Prayer Service being held at 6:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday, February 21, 2011 one hour prior to services at the church. David passed away Thursday, February 17, 2011 at St. Josephís Hospital and Health Center in Dickinson. David Lee Pittsley was born September 3, 1965 to Glenn Walter and Betty (Jore) Pittsley in Watford City, ND. He grew up and attended school in Watford City, graduating from Watford City High School in 1983. Throughout high school, Dave enjoyed competing in football, wrestling and FFA, all of which he earned numerous awards and honors. During this time he developed a close relationship with his wrestling coach Frank Fish. Dave continued his education at Dickinson State University where he earned his degree in secondary education. While at college, Dave met the love of his life, Sandee Lazorenko. The two were married on June 18, 1988 at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Killdeer. The couple lived in Dickinson for four years. Dave taught at Beach High School for two years following his college graduation. In May of 1992, Dave and Sandee moved to Killdeer and it was here where they made their home on the outskirts of town and raised their three boys, Tyler, Brock, and Zane. During this time, Dave proudly managed Cenex-Farmers Union Oil Company. He also became very involved in the Killdeer community, serving on St. Johnís Lutheran Church Council, Property Committee, Medicine Hole Golf Course Board, West Dunn Fire Department, Killdeer Wrestling Cub and announced all Killdeer Cowboy football games for nearly 20 years. The Killdeer Lion's Club was very important to Dave. He served as past president and current treasurer. He was also awarded with Lion of the Year and the Melvin Jones Fellow Award which is the highest National award for a Lions member to receive. Dave was also very proud of the Lion's Annual Fish Fry that he organized every fall. Daveís enjoyment of sports, hunting and golfing will live on with his three sons. He learned to love farming and ranching with his family. Two of his biggest enjoyments were attending his boysí sporting events and cooking Sunday morning breakfast for his family. David will be remembered as a loyal, hardworking man, dedicated to his family, community and work. He is survived by his loving wife, Sandee; three sons, Tyler, Brock and Zane, all of Killdeer; father, Glenn (Rosalie) Pittsley Sr. of Bowman; siblings, Glenn (Merly) Pittsley of Merced, CA; Karen (Dale) Hagen; Arnegard, ND; Ellen (Jim) Jefferson of Mandan, ND; Louise (Dave) Arnold, Watford City, ND; Donald Pittsley, Watford City, ND; Nancy (Dennis) Cornwell of Jerome, ID; Jim (Kristy) Pittsley of Watford City, ND; sister-in-law, Mary Pittsley of Mandan, ND; brothers-in-law, Dwight Norby of Keene, ND; Scott (Kristy) Lazorenko of Killdeer, ND; mother and father-in-law, Florine and Alex Lazorenko, Killdeer, ND; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Dave was preceded by his mother, Betty Pittsley; sister, Della Norby; brother, LeRoy Pittsley; sister-in-law, Ceta Pittsley; grandparents, Almer Jore, Della Nyland, Ernest and Irene Pittsley, step-grandfather Ted Nyland and several aunts and uncles. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Memorials be made for a future scholarship in Davidís name.