Kristopher Pitel, 27

Kristopher Andrew Pitel, age 27, of Rome City, Ind., and a former resident of Sturgis, passed away Sunday evening, June 25, 2017, in Sturgis.
He was born Dec. 21, 1989, in Lincoln Park, a son of Eric and Denise (Williamson) Pitel.
Kristopher had resided in Rome City for the past few months, coming from Sturgis, where he lived most of his life. He was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 2008. He furthered his education at Adrian College, where he was a member of the football team.
Most of Kristopher’s working life was involved in the RV industry.
Kristopher loved most all sports and had a true passion for the game of softball. What he found the most joy in his life was time spent with his daughter.
He is survived by a daughter, Camille; his parents, Eric and Denise Pitel of Sturgis; a sister, Nicole (Spencer) Richcreek of Coshocton, Ohio; a brother, Josh Markey of Sturgis; two nephews, Logan and Liam; grandfather David Pitel of Hudson; his best friend and girlfriend, Amber Blankenship of Rome City, Ind.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edna Pitel, and Richard and Vivian Williamson.
In accordance with family wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis.
Memorial donations would be appreciated for future needs of Camille, c/o Eric Pitel, 724 Nottingham Drive, Sturgis, MI 49091.
His obituary is also at, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

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