Grace C. Pick (1919 - 2013)

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Grace C. Pick, 93

Waite Park

September 8, 1919 - February 8, 2013

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, February 12th at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Waite Park, for Grace C. Pick, age 93, of Waite Park who died on Friday at Park Gardens. Her brothers, Rev. Nicholas Landsberger and Rev. Robert Landsberger will officiate along with parish priest Rev. Joe Backowski. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday between 4:00-8:00 PM at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and on Tuesday one hour prior to services at the Church. Parish Prayers will be at 6:30 PM.

Grace was born September 8th, 1919 in St. Cloud to Nicholas and Clara (Juenemann) Landsberger. She graduated from St. Cloud Cathedral and St. Cloud Beauty College. She married Ernest Gillispie and he died in June 5th, 1955. They owned and operated the Gillespie Beauty Salon in Owatonna where they worked side by side together. Together they had five children, Carol Jankowski (Dennis) Louisville, KY, Patrick Gillespie (Doris) Hutchinson, Joseph Pick (Cindy) Royalton, Darlene Ethen (Tom) St. Joseph and Shirley Mackey (Steve) Woodbury. Grace married Edward A. Pick (deceased October 8th 1990) on June 7, 1958 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud, who was a widower with five children, Maristelle "Marty" Binsfeld (Tom) St. Cloud, Betty Binsfeld (Jim) St. Joseph, Robert (deceased), George (deceased), and Mary Peterson, St. Cloud. Ed and Grace each adopted each other's children. Together they had five more children, Beverly Jansky (Dennis) St. Cloud, Joyce Finnemann (Robert) Rice, Karen Schroeder (Jim) Gibbon, David, Waite Park, and Paula Weathers, Sauk Rapids.

Grace enjoyed oil painting, cards, walking, the Red Hats Club, singing, and above all else, she adored her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Waite Park, including, Christian Women and Mission Group. Grace was a woman of strong faith.

Grace is also survived by more than 60 grandchildren and great- grandchildren, brothers and sisters, Eileen Quigley, Virginia, Florine Patowski, Maryland, Gerald (Betty) St. Cloud, Rev. Robert , Avon, Rev. Nicholas, Little Falls, Rachel Dusha (Arnie) St. Cloud, Ronald (Norma) Spearfish, SD, Leroy (Linda) St. Cloud, Jerome (deceased) and Audrey (deceased).

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Feb. 10, 2013
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