Lois M. Pickett, 83

Published 10:10 am Friday, January 8, 2016

Lois M. Pickett, 83, of Waukon, Iowa, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at Northgate Manor Care Center in Waukon, Iowa.

Lois M. Pickett, 83

Lois M. Pickett, 83

Lois Marie Pickett was the youngest of nine children born to Emilie Minnie (Jacob) Dreyer and Henry Karl Dreyer on Oct. 14, 1932, in Austin, Minnesota. After graduating high school, Lois worked as a medical technician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and later for a hospital and private practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was united in marriage to George Pickett on June 30, 1956. Lois was a devoted homemaker, a stay-at-home mother, a great cook, accomplished seamstress, an avid bridge player, and supporter of her children’s many activities. She was also an active member at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon, Iowa, where she contributed to the music ministry and the women’s ministry, especially to the quilt-making activities for missions. She and George enjoyed many years of traveling throughout North America.

Lois leaves to mourn, her husband George David Pickett; children: Nancy Kay (Gina) Pickett, Todd David (Julie) Pickett, Myra Ann (Cindy) Pickett, and Thomas Alden (Nikki) Pickett; and five grandchildren: children of Todd and Julie are Abigail Ann and Samuel Alden, and children of Tom and Nikki are Kade Presley, Carson Paul, and Carly Marie.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; and eight siblings.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Lynn Groe officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at St. John’s Fellowship Hall. Burial will be at a future date at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, Minnesota. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements. The family asks that no flowers be given; any memorials can be made to your favorite charity, Hope Lodge, or to Mayo Clinic Research. Honorary casketbearers are her grandchildren. Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.