Obit: Naome Louise (Kurtz) Pickhard, 97, formerly of Richfield and West Bend

April 20, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Naome L. Pickhard, 97, of Lake Mills, formerly from Richfield and West Bend, entered eternal life on Monday, April 17, 2017, at Brook Gardens Assisted Living in Lake Mills.

She was born on June 1, 1919, in Richfield, the daughter of the late Oscar and Esther (nee Schmidt) Kurtz.   Naome married Lester Schilling on May 3, 1940.  Lester preceded her in death on July 30, 1949.   She later married Robert “Bob” Pickhard on July 31, 1954.  Bob also preceded Naome in death on December 30, 1967.

Naome will fondly be remembered for the love she had for her family and her church.  She was a lifetime member of Faith UCC in Slinger.  Naome enjoyed cooking, traveling, shopping, gardening, and being very social with all those she knew.

Those Naome leaves behind to cherish her memory include four children, Janice (Tom) Rickert of Georgia, Don (Diana) Schilling of Michigan, John (Cindy) Pickhard of Jefferson, and Mark (Barbara) Pickhard of Lake Mills; six grandchildren, Julie (Chad) Marien, Jesse (Holly) Rickert, Andrew Pickhard, Beth Pickhard, Robert Pickhard and Dan Pickhard; four great-grandchildren, Zach, Stella, Bria, and Brooke; two sisters Edna Schall and Florence Tuchscherer both of West Bend, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Naome was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Norman Schall and Richard Tuchscherer, many relatives and friends.

A funeral service for Naome will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Faith UCC, 2895 Slinger Rd. in Slinger.  Rev. Sharon Stier will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The Pickhard family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Brook Gardens, Heartland Hospice, and all those who supported Naome during her long life.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Naome’s arrangements.  Additional information and online guestbook may be found at


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