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Robert Pickar

June 21, 1929-Aug. 8, 2010

Robert Arthur Pickar was born to Peter and Alma (Grewing) Pickar on June 21, 1929, in Wadena. He was raised in rural Wadena, where he received his education.

Bob was married to June Webber on September 22, 1950, in Valley City, N.D., and they lived in the Pillsbury and Finley, N.D., areas. In the early 1960s they moved to Karnak, N.D., where Bob managed the grain elevator. June died on August 18, 1990, and he remained in Karnak, where he retired in 1992.

Bob married Phyllis Marshall on December 26, 1991, in Hawaii, and they lived in Dilworth and later on Leaf Lake, near Lake Park. They spent the winter months in Apache Junction, Ariz. They moved to Moorhead in July 2004, and Phyllis died August 17, 2007.

Bob died Sunday, August 8, 2010, at his home, at 81 years of age.

Surviving Bob are his five children, John (Bunny) Pickar of Valley City, Sandra (Allen) Weiss of Helendale, Calif., Ellen Schirmer of Detroit Lakes, Peggy (Dan) Schlenk of Apache Junction and Ross (Connie) Pickar of Underwood, N.D.; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three stepsons, Robert (Philomena) Marshall of Elk River, Minn., Thomas (Erin) Marshall of Washington, D.C., and Richard Marshall of Fergus Falls; a stepdaughter, Jane (Allen) Keys of Erie, N.D.; seven step-grandchildren; one step-great grandchild; and two brothers, Richard (Eva) Pickar of Finley and Peter (Marion) Pickar of Hope, N.D.

A memorial mass was held Friday, Aug. 13, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, rural Dazey, N.D., with inurnment will in Ladbury Cemetery, rural Dazey.

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