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Anna Mae Pickar, 91, Osage

Anna Mae Pickar, age 91, of Osage, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at the Faith Home in Osage.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 4, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage with Father Raymond Burkle officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery at Elma, Iowa. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage.

Anna was born January 1, 1928, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the daughter of John Thomas and Alpha Sarah (Reed) Spradling. She married Elmer Lawrence Pickar on January 22, 1946, at Mineral Wells, Texas. After Elmer’s discharge from the U.S. Army, they moved to the New Haven area and then to a farm near Elma. In 1976, they moved to Osage. In earlier years, Anna helped Elmer on the farm and later had a wallpapering and painting business. In 1978, Anna received her GED from NIACC. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Sacred Heart Guild. She was also a member of the Osage American Legion and Osage V.F.W. Auxiliaries. Anna enjoyed fishing and crocheting and made many afghans for family members. She also enjoyed traveling. Most of all, Anna enjoyed spending time with her family.

Anna is survived by her children, John (Nancy) Pickar of Cresco, Randy (Jeannie) Pickar of St. Ansgar, Kenneth (Diane) Pickar of Britt, and Alan (Tammy) Pickar of Belle Plaine, Minnesota; son-in-law, Marshall Knowles of Manly; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Merlene Stepp of Chicago, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer Pickar in 1976; her son, Michael Pickar; her daughter, Cathy Knowles; sister, Kathleen Spradling; and brother, Eddie Morrow.

Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home 641-732-3706 – www.champion-bucheitfuneralhome.com

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