Jovie Kay Pilcher

Published 7:01 am Sunday, October 18, 2015



On Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, our lil’ girl, Jovie Kay Pilcher, born on Aug. 15, 2014, started her walk with Jesus with one hand in his, and her lil’ Ellie blankie in the other. Words cannot express the pain the family is going through. We can only say we find comfort in knowing she is in a better place. She is in good hands and there was a reason he needed her even though we don’t fully understand it right now. We thank everybody for their love and support and ask for continued prayers as we start this life-long adjustment.

Jovie loved to eat. She made her fish face as she was eating, her mom taught her sign language for the word more and her dad taught her to chew her food and open her mouth wide after she swallowed. Jovie was spunky, sassy and giggley. She loved her new found independence when she learned to walk and had fun chasing her dog, Lucy. Jovie also loved to dance and sing to the song “Bob Bob Bob a ran.” Ellie, the blanket, was her friend and she would snuggle and grin ear to ear when she had it.

She is survived by her parents, Josh and Kelsey Pilcher of Owatonna; maternal grandparents, Craig and Brenda Wahl of Owatonna; paternal grandparents, Brian and Melinda Pilcher of Owatonna; aunts and uncle, Tyler (Nicci) Wahl of Minneapolis, Mikayla Wahl of Owatonna, Whitney (Tim) Jones of Owatonna, and Lianna Pilcher of Owatonna; great-grandparents: Marcene Pilcher of Blakesburg, IA, Bryce Wahl of Owatonna, and Bob and Audrey Bohlman of Owatonna.

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She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents: Junior Pilcher, Pearlie and Mary Davis, and Jean Wahl.

Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, from 3 to 6 p.m. and at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mark Rosenau officiating. Interment will be in the St. John Cemetery in Owatonna. Memorials are preferred to the family.