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Loren Robert Pickard, 92

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Loren Robert Pickard was born on April 9, 1921, in Connorsville, Wis., the son of William and Ruth (nee: Fagenstrom) Pickard. He attended Downing High School in Downing, Wis., graduating in 1940. On Aug. 16, 1950, he was united in marriage to Arlene Miller, and to this union four children were born. Loren operated a dairy farm in New Richmond, and also delivered fuel oil and gasoline for the St. Croix Oil Company. He left dairy farming and purchased the North Star Gas Station in Richardson, Wis. He operated the station, as well as delivering fuel and gas. He sold his own business, and worked as a truck driver delivering fuel for Walt Andren in Amery, Wis. He then worked at the Clear Lake Creamery in Clear Lake and Barron for several years. Before retiring, he decided to go back into business for himself and operated the West Side Gas Station in Clear Lake, and delivering fuel. On June 26, 1999, he was united in marriage to Betty Johnston. Lorne loved the outdoors and all the things it offered. Hunting at Deer Trail Camp at Lost Land Lake near Hayward, Wis., and making maple syrup in the Spring of the year. He also enjoyed hunting trips to Colorado with his brother Eugene, and nephew Jim. Once Lorne lived on Lake Magnor, you would often find him out on his pontoon with a fishing line in the water.

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He has been a resident of the River Bend Memory Care Center in Amery and passed away there on Tuesday, March 4, at the age of 92 years.

Loren was preceded in death by his wife Arlene; wife Betty; his parents; son Gary; son-in-law Dennis Meyer; brothers: Wilmer and Eugene; sister Leona Bulman; and grandchildren Tony Hellstern, and Rhonda Hellstern.

He is survived by: daughter Audrey Meyer; sons: Bill (Melody) Pickard, and Brad (Jannell) Pickard; daughter-in-law Linda Bratteig; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 7, at Faith Lutheran Church in Clayton, Wis. Burial was at the New Haven Cemetery in Dunn County, Wis.

To sign an online guest book and view a video tribute visit www.williamsonwhite.com.

Arrangements were made with the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Amery.

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