In Memory of

Emil F. Pisch

Emil Frederick Pisch Jr. age 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 282018, at Careage Hills Nursing Home in Cherokee, IA. He was born September 21, 1940, in Wilkes-Barre, PA, to Emil & Sophie (Franz) Pisch.

Emil worked in the meat packing industry for his entire working career, including Wilson Foods/Tyson Foods in Cherokee, IA. He was an avid NASCAR fan; his favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt, and later Dale Earnhardt , Jr. He was also a devoted Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Some fond memories were helping his children restore old vehicles, fishing tournaments with the grandchildren, and collecting antiques.

Emil is survived by his ex-wife Marilyn Pisch (Johnston) of Cedar Rapids, IA, and ex-wife Paula Pisch (Rupp) of Cherokee, IA; his children: Emil Pisch & wife Sandy of Nashport, OH, Helen Pisch of Marion, IA, Marilyn "Tina" Stout (Pisch) & husband Kirk of Marion, IA, Beth Pisch of Marion, IA, Joseph Pisch & fiance Nancy of North Liberty, IA, Judith Randall (Pisch) & husband Bill of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Brian Pisch & wife Kathryn of Blairstown, IA; his grandchildren: Nicole & husband Chris, Kevin & wife Nicolyn, Marcus, Tyler & wife Kelsie, Kirk Jr., Jason, Shelby & husband Jason, William, Alexander & Adrianna; his great-grandchildren: Wyatt, Saige, Elyon & Daxtyn; brother-in-law Matt Franckowiak, and nephews Matt and Mark Franckowiak.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Betty Franckowiak, and brother-in-law Joseph Johnston.



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