Lawrence “Larry” Pitner

Oct. 14, 1940-Feb. 8, 2020

Lawrence “Larry”

Pitner, 79, Minot, ND,

passed away Saturday,

February 8, 2020, in his


Larry was born October

14, 1940, the son of and

Joseph and Regina (Susak)

Pitner, on the family farm

located in Eureka Town-

ship of Ward County,

north of Minot, ND. He

was raised on the family

farm and attended St.

Leo’s High School.

Larry married Barbara

L. Tyson November 3,

1962, at Our Lady of

Grace Catholic Church in

Minot. They made their

home in Minot, where he

worked at a service sta-

tion for a couple of years.

They then moved to the

Pitner family farm, where

they raised their children.

Together, they raised

dairy and beef cattle until

he retired in 2006. During

his younger years, he cus-

tomed combined and

showed horses. He broke

a team of Belgian Draft

Horses, which he put in

the ND State Fair Parade.

He was a man of many

talents and picked things

up quickly. He designed

and built a stock trailer

without any blueprints,

learned to do electrical

wiring, assisted his friend

Chet Reich with construc-tion jobs, laid linoleum

and built countertops. He

also helped at Jordahl’s

Animal Hospital and at

Sunset Memorial Gar-


He was a member of St.

John the Apostle Catholic

Church in Minot, the

Bohemian Lodge, and the

Eureka Township Board.

His loving family in-

cludes: wife of 57 years,

Barbara Pitner, Minot;

son, Michael Pitner,

Minot; daughter, Sheree

(Nathan) Dyke, Columbus,

OH; grandchildren, Ellie

(Jacob) Howton, and

Livia, Joshua, Benjamin

and Maria Dyke; brothers,

Joseph Pitner, Minot, and

John (Irene) Pitner, Minot;

sisters, Gladys Kraft,

Norwich, Joyce Bean,

Kansas City, MO, Joan

Lund, Minot; and

numerous nieces,

nephews and cousins.

Larry was preceded in

death by: his parents; son,

Lawrence “John” Pitner,

brother, Daniel Pitner; sis-

ter, Judy Pitner;

sister-in-law, Jackie

Pitner; brother-in-law,

Peter Kraft and Donald

“Hap” Lund.

Mass of Christian Buri-

al: Wednesday, February

12, 2020, at 10:30 am at

St. John the Apostle

Catholic Church, Minot.

Interment: Sunset

Memorial Gardens, Minot,


Visitation: Tuesday

from 4 to 6 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

Vigil Prayer Service:

Tuesday at 5 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

Those wishing to sign

the online register and

share memories may ac-

cess the online obituaries

section at www.thompson