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June 7, 2023

4/4/2023 5:29:00 AM
Cynthia A. "Cindy" Pitts

Cynthia A. "Cindy" Pitts, 74, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2023, at Tomahawk Health Services Nursing Home.

She was born on Nov. 9, 1948, to Evelyn Margaret Hammond-Pitts and Harold Pitts in Rhinelander. Cindy spent part of her childhood in Land O'Lakes, and later moved back to Rhinelander. She graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1967, enlisting into the Marine Corp in June of 1967 and proudly serving her country until March of 1971. After her service, Cindy continued her career as the Oneida County Veterans Service Officer. She helped other veterans seek out assistance after their own services.

Cindy was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Rhinelander where she led the church youth group on canoe camping trips and cross country, treks. As a social member of her community, she spent her time ardently playing pickleball with her pickleball friends. Cindy loved her time with family and friends, always caring and giving, willing to help those she cared for, and extending her hand to those in need.

Cindy is survived by her daughter, Mary Matyasz (Mark Matyasz), grandchildren Luke Matyasz and Alyssa Pitts, brothers John Pitts, Todd Pitts and Lenny Youngren, and sister, Jan Strickland.

Cindy is preceded in death by her parents, stepmother, and brother Jim Pitts.

Visitation for Cindy will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at the First United Methodist Church of Rhinelander, located at 724 Arbutus Street from 9 to 11 a.m. The service will be held from 11 a.m. until noon.

Rev. Mark Klaisner will officiate. Immediately following the service, a reception will be held in the church hall with cake and coffee being served.

Interment will be held in the spring at Oak Hill Cemetery, Land O' Lakes.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, 54501, 715-365-4343. Everyone is invited to sign the guestbook or leave an online condolence at

Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Article comment by: Wayne La Crosse

Cindy is a fellow veteran and will be missed by many.

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