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Clifford Frank "Cliff" Pickart

NORWAY Clifford Frank "Cliff" Pickart, 88, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, in Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, from pneumonia. Services: 10 a.m. Monday, St. Michael's Catholic Church, Norway, by Father Walter Kleinfehn. Burial: St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at St. Michael's Parish Center, including a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. and a rosary immediately following.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Connie; a daughter, Stella Siver of Cedar Rapids; three sons, John (Cheryl) of Norway, Thomas (Kathy) of Strawberry Point and Andrew of Cedar Rapids; nine grandchildren, Maria and Sara Siver and Michael, Emily, Ann, Mark, Katie, Tony and Mary Pickart; and a sister, Marcella Sonka of Newhall.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Katherine Pickart; three children, Robert Francis, Thomas Joseph and Anne Marie Pickart; two grandsons, Matthew and John Andrew Pickart; a son-in-law, John Siver; a sister, Lellis Orf; a brother, Gilbert Pickart; a sister-in-law, Lucille Disterhoff O'Neill; brothers-in-law, Wayne Joseph, Cecil, DeSales and Paul Disterhoff, Raymond Orf and Jerome Sonka Sr.

Cliff was born Sept. 2, 1914, near Norway, the son of John Frank and Katherine Beyer Pickart. He was a lifelong member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Norway, attended St. Michael's Elementary School and was a member of St. Joseph's Court of the Catholic Order of Foresters. He married Mary Constance "Connie" Disterhoff on April 20, 1940, in Parnell. He farmed near Norway until a fire destroyed the farmhouse in 1973 and the family moved to Norway.


Services provided by Brosh Funeral Service.

Submitted on 28-Mar-2020 by
Dwayne Thoman,

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Unknown; Unknown
Funeral Services for John Pickart Tuesday
John Pickart

Funeral Services for John Pickart Tuesday

John Pickart, 81 years old, died Sunday noon, after a lingering illness. Funeral services were conducted at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, by the Rev. Father Wm. A. Kunzel, at St. Michael's Catholic church in Norway. Buriel was in St. Michael's cemetery.

Mr. Pickart was born at Rosenbeck, Germany, Nov. 18, 1860, and came to America when he was 19 years old. He was married Feb. 28, 1905, to Mary Brecht, at St. Michael's church. They farmed for 14 years, then retired and moved to Norway.

He is survived by his wife and a daughter, Gertrude, at home, and several nieces and nephews.

Those attending the funeral from a distance were, Mrs. Pete Ockenfels and son, Matt, and Lewey Brecht and daughter.

{Submitter comment: Found in a family scrapbook.}

Submitted on 23-Apr-2020 by
Dwayne Thoman,

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Unknown ; September 1, 1927
John Henry Pickart

John H. Pickart, 63, died suddenly of a heart attack last Sunday at his home. He had been to church in the morning and had apparently been in good health. He fell just as he was about to ascend the steps leading to his home. Glenn Pirie and Wm. Sevening noticed him and gave aid. The deceased was one of the most prominant men of Norway. He was cashier of the Benton County Savings bank for 35 years and was always a great booster for the improvement of Norway. He had spent a few years engaged in farming previous to entering the mercantile business and banking profession.

The funeral on Wednesday was one of the largest ever held here. Reqium mass was celebrated with priests from Fairfax, Watkins, Dubuque and Norway taking part.

Submitted on 30-Jun-2020 by
Dwayne Thoman,

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Mrs. Mary Pickart Passed Away Saturday
Mary Pickart

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at nine o'clock in St. Michael's church here for Mrs. Mary Pickart, 80, who died in a Cedar Rapids hospital Saturday night after a brief illness. Burial was in St. Michael's cemetery. Rev. Nickolas Krull was in charge.

Mrs. Pickart was born at Norway on July 5, 1870, a daughter of John and Gertrude Schulte. She married Richard Pickart on August 25, 1890. The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary recently at their home north of here where they had lived for 50 years. She was a great lover of flowers and was known as Aunt Mary by everyone.

Surviving are her husband; three sons, Matt of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Clements of Norway, and Richard, Jr. at home; three daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Harrington of Watkins, Mrs. Angela Emanuel of Norway, and Mrs. Morine Van Steenhuyse of Blairstown; 22 grandchildren adn 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Joseph F. and Frank Schulte of Norway and Charles of Cedar Rapids, and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Frese of Norway and Mrs. Gertrude Hibben of Cedar Rapids.
Submitted on Jan 16, 2004 by
Nancy Montague,

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The Democrat;

Mary Brecht Pickart

Mrs Mary Brecht Pickart, of Norway, died Tuesday night of last week at 9:30 o'clock. She was ill but a short time, and in her passing away, leave to mourn a husband and several children. She was the daughter of Mr Lorenz Brecht, of Lenox Twsp and a lady honored and esteemed by a large circle of friends. The funeral occurred Thursday last and was largely attended. The Democrat extends sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
Submitted on Feb 21, 2005 by
Kaye Sanchez,

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