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Kathleen 'Kitty' M. Pick

Monday, May 14, 2012

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Kathleen "Kitty" M. Pick, 81, of Remsen, died Thursday, May 10, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, surrounded by her nine children.

Kitty was born May 31, 1930, at rural Remsen, the daughter of John and Susan (Treinen) Schiltz. Kitty was raised and educated in the Remsen area. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1948. After school she did domestic work.

On June 10, 1952, she married Glenn Pick. The couple farmed near Granville for a few years until moving to Remsen. She worked many years at the Golden Pheasant and also helped at Ruth's Café.

In 1984 Glenn and Kitty purchased Picks Corner. Glenn died Oct. 25, 1984. Kitty continued running the business until 1996. She moved into the Happy Siesta in 2006 where she made many friends.

Kitty was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Remsen, the church guild and VFW Auxiliary.

Survivors include her nine children, Judy (Steve) Bunkers, of Remsen, Cindy Harbeck, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Steve (Christy) Pick, of Remsen, Sue (Ron) Theisen, of Remsen, Scott Pick, of Kansas City, Kan., Lori (Steve) Sempeck of Omaha, Neb., Terri (Chuck) Conover, of Remsen, Roxanne (Terry) Taiber, of Des Moines, Todd (Julee Kovarna) Pick, of Remsen; 24 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosemary Forkenbrock, of Junction City, Kan.; three sisters-in-law, Margie Schiltz, Dorie (Don) Kolker, all of Remsen, Jan Pick, of Sioux City; four brothers-in-law, Daniel (Carol Jean) Pick of Remsen, Cliff (Nancy) Pick, of Le Mars, Gus Gano of Cherokee, and Larry Kurth of Scottsdale, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by her husband Glenn; her parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alphonse and Erma Pick; one son-in-law, Tim Smid Sr.; five sisters, Loretta (Menard) George, Norma (Clyde) Means, Tillie (Norman) Treinen, Clarinda (Ken) Holt, Callista (Pete) Konz; two brothers, Cletus Schiltz and Vernon (Darlene) Schiltz; three sisters-in-law, Vera Gano, Ruth (Dick) Rhodes and Hazel Means; and five brothers-in-law, Joe and Jerry (Jolene) Pick, Pete Feller, Harold Berding and Ambrose Forkenbrock.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy and Deacon Rick Roder officiating. Burial was in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation was anytime after 4 p.m. Sunday, with a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Casketbearers were her grandsons, Jeremy Bunkers, Phillip Pick, Tim Smid, Matt Sempeck, Elliott Conover and Beau Pick.

Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home and Monument in Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.