Margaret Mary Pick, 72, Luverne, died Monday, April 4, 2022, at the Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa, Arizona.
A funeral Mass was Tuesday, April 12, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne with burial at St. Catherine Cemetery in Luverne.
Margaret was born on Dec. 7, 1949, the 12th child of Floyd and Alma (Wieneke) Madison. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from St. Adrian Catholic High School in 1967. She took a financial secretary course at Pipestone Area Vo-Tech.
Margaret married Gerald Pick on June 28, 1969, at St. Adrian Catholic Church in Adrian. She worked for A. R. Wood Manufacturing, where she was encouraged to give blood and did so until she surpassed nine gallons over the years. She later started a home day care business for 35 years.
Margaret was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. She loved spending time with her family and always enjoyed a good card game with friends. Margaret liked to travel and often brought home a rock from her trips. Her husband, Gerald, died in 2013.
She reunited with a very good friend from Pipestone, Gene Van Heuvelen. She was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and CHF in March of 2018.
Margaret is survived by four children, Steven (Jennifer) Pick of Spencer, Iowa, Kevin (Nicole) Pick of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Brian (Renae) Pick of Luverne, and Joleen (Rick) Mueller of Mitchell, South Dakota; ten grandchildren, Kaylee, Madison, Carson, Spencer, Carter, Ashton, Mason, Reagen, Kennedy and McKinley; her friend Gene Van Heuvelen of Pipestone; siblings Morris (Brenda) Madison of Aurora, Colorado, Earl (Marilyn) Madison of Adrian, Rita Becker of Pueblo, Colorado, and Joyce Faragher and her friend Harold of Worthington; in-laws Dennis (Deanna) Pick of Kenneth, Linda (Gerald) Schmuck of Gulfport, Mississippi, Lori Pick of Luverne, and Diane (Dennis) Strassburg of Magnolia.
Arrangements were provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, dingmannandsons.com.