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David Pickering

August 6, 1935 — January 4, 2022

David C. Pickering, 86, of Kronenwetter, died January 4th, 2022, at Wellington Place in Rib Mountain under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

He was born August 6, 1935, in Janesville, WI to the late Ralph and Nellie (Badger) Pickering.

On May 28, 1960, Dave married Joyce Etienne at Holy Martyrs of Gorcum in Green Bay. After graduating from Janesville High School in 1953, he attended the University of Wisconsin, served in the United States Marine Corps, and was discharged in 1958. Dave then attended UW Madison and was employed by GTE / Verizon from 1960 – 1991 as an engineer. He enjoyed bowling and golfing, watching the Green Bay Packers and U.W. Badgers. He was a proud member of the Stettin Lions Club and traveled all 50 states as well as Australia and Europe.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Joyce; 4 children, Lynn (Jim) Parks of Columbus, WI, Paul Pickering of Wausau, WI, Wayne (Espie) Pickering of Yulee, FL, and Coleen (Jesse Daly) Pickering of North Pole, AK; 3 grandsons, Joshua (Lynz), Stuart and Richard; 1 great-grandson; two sisters, Gayle Pickering and Kay (Milan) Buege of Wausau, WI; 1 brother, Craig Pickering of Alpharetta, GA. He is further survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Barb Etienne of Godfrey, IL, Dennis (Karen-deceased) Etienne of New Franken, WI, Joe and Janice Etienne (deceased) of Green Bay, WI, Nancy and Joe Dorner of Kewaunee, WI, Cindy and Orbie Prevost of Green Bay, WI, as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services, as well as Wellington Place, for their care and compassion shown to Dave and his family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Friday, January 14, 2022, at St. Marks Catholic Church, 602 Military Rd, Rothschild, with visitation 2 hours prior to the service. Interment will be in the Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery.

Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, is assisting the family with arrangements. To share condolences and memories with the family, please visit

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Service Schedule

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Friday, January 14, 2022

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Saint Mark Catholic Parish

302 Military Rd, Rothschild, WI 54474

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, January 14, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Marks Catholic Church

602 Military Rd, Rothschild, WI 54474

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