In Memory of

Emil F. Pisch

September 21, 1940 - July 28, 2018
From: Cherokee, IA
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.



Tribute Video
Funeral services will be at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Father Jeff Schleisman will ofiiciate
Kirk Stout Jr.
Kevin Pisch
Jason Stout
Marcus Pisch
Tyler Pisch
William Randall
Alexander Pisch
Visitation will be on Thursday, as well, beginning at 2:00 p.m. The family will be present from 5:00 until service time.
"Amazing Grace"
"Here I am Lord"
"Lord, Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace"
"I Can Only Imagine"

Burial will be on Friday, August 3rd at Oak Shade Cemetery in Marion, Iowa.


Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 10:24 AM
“Dear Pisch family,
My late husband, Tom, worked with Emil in Cherokee and talked fondly of him many times. My sympathy to your family on the loss of Emil.
Diane Gardalen ”
- Diane Gardalen
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 9:25 AM
“Sorry to hear about Emil's passing. I enjoyed working for and with Emil at the pack. He was definitely the best supervisor I worked for. He will be sorely missed.”
- Jim Brummond
Monday, July 30, 2018 at 8:54 AM

Sorry for your loss, Emil was a great man!”
- David and Nancy Nielsen
Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 3:20 PM
“Have many fond memories of days in the packinghouse. He will be missed.”
- Dennis Gries
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