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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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