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Michael J. Pickett

September 14, 1959 ~ March 7, 2022 (age 62)


Michael “Rugz” Pickett, age 62 of Perham, died unexpectedly on March 7, 2022. 

He was born September 14, 1959 in Fargo, ND to Irl and Marion (Beseth) Pickett.  He was the youngest of six children, raised on the family farm until the family moved to St. Louis, MO in 1968. 

He graduated from Mehlville High School in 1978.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of MO – Columbia in 1983.  He worked at McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis for 10 years before starting his own contracting/remodeling business.  He married Gail Yvonne Carlson in 1984. 

Rugz is preceded in death by his parents and one brother-in-law, Bob Rickard.  He is survived by his wife, Gail, and his siblings Cheryl (Bill) Schlegel, Irl (Ginger), Doug (Karen), Roger (Maureen) and Kay Harper.  He is also survived by Gail’s siblings: Jo (George) Dieterich, Karen Ward, Becky Rickard, and Nancy (Matt) Schearer as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families and many friends.  A funeral service will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church, Perham, MN on June 11 with a celebration of life to follow.  More details will be available on the Schoeneberger Funeral Home website as plans are developed.   

Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service, Perham, MN (218) 346-5175 www.schoenebergerfh.com

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Memorial Service at a later date

Calvary Lutheran Church
619 3rd Ave SW
Perham, MN 56573

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