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Brian Pickett

Brian Pickett Brian Pickett

Brian D. Pickett, 66, Spencer, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at Marshfield Medical Center. A private family Mass of Christian Burial was held at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Spencer, with Rev. Barry Saylor officiating. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Brian was born on Jan. 4, 1954, in Marshfield, to Jack and Sylvia (nee Beaver) Pickett. Brian was a 1972 graduate of Spencer High School. He then attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1979. As a funeral director, Brian was employed at funeral homes in Spencer, Colby, La Crosse, and Bloomer. In 1993, he became owner of Community Funeral Homes in Spencer and Colby. In later years he was a CNA at The Waterford at Colby Senior Living, and also provided home care for a favorite teacher until his death. Brian was always active in the Spencer community where he was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club, and the Knights of Columbus. He was a track and cross country coach at Spencer High School for many years, where everyone knew him as “Papa P.” He was especially proud to coach his children and grandchildren. Brian was very active at his church where he served as a lector, Eucharistic minister and CCD teacher. He married his high school sweetheart, Jacqueline K. Schulz, on July 1, 1978, at Christ the King Catholic Church. Brian enjoyed traveling with his wife, Jackie, wine tasting, bird watching, bonfires, Sudoku puzzles, spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing.

Brian is survived by his wife of 42 years, Jackie; their children: Dawn (Chad) Much and Benjamin (Lorrie) Pickett; two grandchildren: Brandon and Brody Much; a brother, Earl (Annette) Pickett; a sister, Michelle Pickett; his mother-in-law; and five brothers-in-law and their spouses and families.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family will designate a memorial at a later date.

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Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.