Mary Ann Pick

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Mary Ann Pick, 70, of Merrill, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with cancer.

Mary Ann Cheever, the daughter of Howard and Rose (Rielly) Cheever, was born Aug. 7, 1952, in Sioux City. She attended school in Sioux City and graduated from Bishop Heelan High School in 1970. She received her associate degree in Radiology from St. Joseph Hospital in Sioux City. She then went to work for Dr. Howard in Sioux City.

She was united in marriage to David Pick on Oct. 13, 1978, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Sioux City. Dave always joked that he took the city slicker to the country! Mary Ann continued working in Sioux City for a few years before staying home to raise her children. After her children got older, she went back to work in radiology at Marian Health Center in Sioux City until retiring due to her health in 1991. Even though she retired from radiology, she worked alongside her husband on the farm for many years.

After her marriage, she and Dave lived on the farm north of Merrill. She was an active member of Assumption Catholic Church in Merrill up until its closing where she served on the Board of Directors for many years. She currently was a member of All Saints Catholic Parish in Le Mars. She loved her weekly “power hour” at church adoration.

In her younger years, she was active in Girl Scouts and always spoke of all the places she travelled and the fun she had. Mary Ann loved her family, especially her children and grandchildren. Her passion was taking care of everyone she met. She was a very selfless person. She enjoyed visiting with all her friends and relatives and was grateful for all their kindness. She loved so many and hugged like it was a professional sport.

She wore many “hats” in her lifetime; taxi, cook, nurse, farmer, counselor, housekeeper, daycare provider, grandma, wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, x-ray tech, mammographer, supporter, organizer, bookkeeper, parishioner, adviser, tractor driver, parts runner, director, shopper, baker, and so many more. She wore each and every hat very well!

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Dave of Merrill; their children: D.J. Pick of West Hollywood, California, Angie (Matt) Schnepf of Le Mars, and their children, Mitchell, Max, and Mick, Danny “Buck” (Becca) Pick of Merrill, and their children, Lila, Linden, Layna, and Layton; and Dusty (Kelsi) Pick of Merrill, and their children, Claira, Molly, and Bennett; three brothers: Pat Cheever (DeeEtta Riley) of Sioux City, Mike Cheever of South Sioux City, Nebraska, and Tim (Teresa) Cheever of Firestone, Colorado; two sisters: Kay (Bob) Prybilla of Mound, Minnesota, and Jane (Steve) Alpers of Minneapolis, Minnesota; numerous brothers and sisters in law; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her father and mother-in-law, Jim, and Cleo Pick; a grandson in infancy, Michael Schnepf; two sisters-in-law, Gayle Cheever, and Becky Pick; and a brother-in-law, David Conrad.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. Joseph Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Bruce Lawler will celebrate Mass. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation with the family present began at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22, at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. Joseph Church in Le Mars. There was a Rosary at 5 p.m. and a scriptural prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the church.

Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars.

Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.