Dorothy M. Pickner

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DOROTHY M. PICKNER VALPARAISO, IN Dorothy M. Pickner, 89, of Valparaiso, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso. Born November 7, 1923 in Gary, IN to Albert & Florence Cluade, she attended Emerson High School. On October 29, 1942 she married Paul Pickner who preceded her in death in 2001. Survivors include her niece, Carole (Garry) Burkhart; nephew, Bill (Peg) Gerhardt; sister, Wanda Larson of Colorado; sister-in-law, Hattie Pickner; special niece, Tracy Merryman; and many more loving nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents; loving sister, Della Gerhardt; favorite brother-in-law, Willard Gerhardt; and brother-in-law, Walter Pickner. A private graveside service was held at Graceland Cemetery.

Published in The Times on Dec. 31, 2012