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Grant Pickar

July 28, 1947 ~ November 17, 2021 (age 74)

Obituary

Grant Louis Pickar was born on July 28, 1947, in Bertha, Minnesota. His parents were the late Irwin and Ruth (Kempton) Pickar. Grant grew up on the family dairy farm. He was baptized on September 21, 1947, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wadena, Minnesota. Grant was confirmed on June 26, 1962, at Grace Lutheran Church in Sebeka, Minnesota. He attended Sebeka High School, graduating with the class of 1965.

On December 31, 1966, Grant and Judy Erickson were united in marriage and blessed with two children Teresa and Jared. They made their home in Crystal where Grant was a machinist. Moving back to Wadena area, he worked for Uselman Electric Company, before driving Semi cross country for Cenex for 10 years. Grant worked for Anderson Bros in Brainerd for 12 years in Road Construction hauling asphalt. On April 8, 1995, Grant and Joanne Novak Hall were united in marriage at Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd Minnesota. They made their home in Brainerd, before moving to Cass Lake area where they lived for 18 years. In 1995 Grant started working for Buffalo Bituminous / Knife River, again hauling asphalt and running a roller until the time of his retirement in 2009.

Following his retirement, Grant and Joanne sold their home on Steamboat Lake at Cass Lake and traveled the western states by 5th Wheel and enjoyed visiting family and friends and site seeing. They came back to this area and bought a home near Deer Creek in 2017. On March 1, 2021, they moved to Wadena, Minnesota.

Grant was a Life member of Minnesota Darkhouse and Angling Association. He also was a member of Deer Creek Lions. He enjoyed spear fishing, hunting, gardening, and landscaping, puzzles and traveling.

On November 17, 2021, Grant passed away at 74 years of age, in Fargo, North Dakota. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Preceding Grant in death are his parents, Irwin and Ruth Pickar; and his brother Darold Pickar.

Surviving Grant is his loving wife: Joanne; daughter: Teresa (Wayne Thomson) Manselle, Wadena; son: Jared (Christina Johnson) of Verndale; stepson: Kyle (Linda) Hall of Brainerd; grandchild: Levi Willis; step-grandchildren: Keith, Brady, Alexis Hall; brother: Farron (Marsha) of Park Rapids; many other relatives and a host of friends.

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
December 3, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Karvonen Funeral Home ~ Wadena
419 2nd Street NE
Wadena, MN 56482

Prayer Service
Friday
December 3, 2021

6:30 PM
Karvonen Funeral Home ~ Wadena
419 2nd Street NE
Wadena, MN 56482

Gathering of Family and Friends
Saturday
December 4, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Karvonen Funeral Home ~ Wadena
419 2nd Street NE
Wadena, MN 56482

Memorial Service
Saturday
December 4, 2021

2:00 PM
Karvonen Funeral Home ~ Wadena
419 2nd Street NE
Wadena, MN 56482

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