Kathleen Ann Bankers died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at GracePointe Crossing in Cambridge. She was 92 years old.
She was born April 21, 1927 in Waterville. At the age of 15 her family moved to a farm in Royalton Township. In 1951, she was united in marriage to James Bankers. They had three children: Patrick, Michael and Mark. Some years later they were divorced. In 1994, she was united in marriage to George Pitkin. One of her first jobs was at the Agnes Hotel in Pine City. She was employed as a cook at the Rush City Livestock Café and for staff and clients of Pine Shores Pine Manor in Pine City. She also owned and managed a bar in Henriette. She loved fishing of any kind and that included spear fishing. One of her very favorite things was raising her beloved Boston terrier puppies. She enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Jesse Tilbury; son, Michael Bankers; husband, George Pitkin; grandson, Damon Ostrowski; brother, Jimmy Nelson; sister, Teresa Tilbury.
She is survived by sons, Patrick (Beverly) Bankers of Grasston and Mark (Rose) Bankers of Baxter; grandchildren, Christine, Jamie, Jennifer, Jessie, Christopher, Jacob and Hannah; great-grandchildren, Brylee and David; lifelong friend Frannie Taylor of Mora; many other relatives and friends.
Deacon Gene Biever officiated funeral services for her at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Swanson Funeral Chapel in Pine City. The burial took place in the Henriette Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City, Swanson Chapel.