Obituary — Raymond R. Pick

Pick, Raymond

Hartington — Raymond R. Pick, 88, Hartington, died Jan. 1, 2016, at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Bellevue.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Jan. 6, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington.  Rev. Jim Keiter will be celebrant, with burial in the St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, Hartington.

Brockhaus Funeral Home, Bloomfield, is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond R. Pick, son of William and Agatha (Berg) Pick, was born June 5, 1927, in Hartington. Raymond served with the United States Army in Korea from 1945-1947, before the Korean War started.  He married Juliana Jansen Aug. 2, 1949, in Menominee.

Raymond lived and farmed west of Hartington for over 66 years.  He collected antique tractors and toy tractors, which became a lifetime passion along with his love of farming. Raymond was a lifetime Husker and Saint Louis Cardinal fan.  He loved to visit with family and friends.

Raymond was a lifetime member of Holy Trinity Church, Hartington, Nebraska.

In his retirement, because of his deep faith, he took upon himself the planning and restoration of St. Michael’s Cemetery, Hartington.  He spent time visiting other cemeteries and completed restorations to bring St. Michael’s Cemetery to what it is today.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Juliana, Hartington; children, Constance Halula, Arizona; Sherry Kauffman, Omaha; Donna Arens,  Sioux Falls, S.D.; Joyce Pick, Norfolk; Darla (Donnie) Pinkelman, Omaha; Sandy (Jim) Bloomfield, Michigan; Fred and Diane Pick, Hartington; Chris Pick, Michigan; Michael Pick, Fort Calhoun; and Jennifer (Tom) Brungardt, Norfolk; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren; sister,  Emma Hirschman, Omaha; brother, George Pick,  Hartington; and sister-in-law, Virginia Pick, Norfolk.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, William and Agatha; brothers, William, Alfred and Herbert; sisters, Leone and Monica; and son-in-law, Dave Arens.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or Children’s Education.