Pamala Jean Piatz

19_OBIT_jodyssister3Pamala Jean Piatz, 65, Stanton, succumbed to her battle with cancer April 19, 2014, at St. Alexis Medical Center, Bismarck, North Dakota.

A memorial service celebrating Pam’s life was held Saturday, April 26 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Stanton, with the Rev. Dennis Ristvedt officiating. Burial followed at Stanton City Cemetery.

Pam was born to Forrest and Violet Krieger in Beulah on August 7, 1948. She attended grade school at Spring Brook Country School south of Hazen until the family moved in 1958 to the farm just north of Stanton.

Pam worked on the farm and attended Stanton Public High School, graduating in 1966; she attended college at Dickinson State University. Pam fell in love with and married her high school sweetheart, Mike Piatz, July 20, 1968.

Pam was known by a great many people for her talents, from painting and baking to making handcrafted leather products for her friends and family. Of her many talents, Pan’s greatest talent was touching the lives of people she met. She was a counselor to some, mother to most and good friend to all. She especially loved children and they loved her.

Pam is survived by her husband of 45 years, Michael, Stanton; mother-in-law, Stella Piatz, Stanton; daughter, Lacey Pirnie and husband Doug, Hot Springs, South Dakota; son, Shawn and wife Jamie Piatz, San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren, Addie, Callie and Wyatt Piatz; three sisters, Jody Thompson and husband Russell, Sundance, Wyoming; Tanya Bell and husband Dennis, Sundance and Rainey Hahn, Hazen; brother, Jesse Krieger, Stanton; niece, Kris Hartl, Sundance, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Pam was preceded in death by her parents, Forrest and Violet, her father-in-law, Joe Piatz, and her nephew, Lance Thernes.

Arrangements were conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen, North Dakota.