Lloyd J. Pichekoske

Feb. 17, 1922 -  Aug. 28, 2008

Lloyd Joseph Pichekoske, 86, formerly of Fox Lake, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. Lloyd was born Feb. 17, 1922, in Beaver Dam, to the late Charles and Mary (Speil) Pichekoske. 

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945 with the Combat Engineers 80th Division. Lloyd served under General Patton in Germany , France and Austria . After his military service, Lloyd worked for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad and then he worked for Waukesha Motors for 25 years, retiring in 1978. Throughout his life, Lloyd enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was a member of the Beaver Dam American Legion and the Sussex Veteran of Foreign Wars. Lloyd was also a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in Fox Lake , the Beaver Dam Eagles Club, the Knights of Columbus and the Wisconsin Retirees Campers.

Survivors include his nephew, James Schmidt of Juneau ; his great-niece, Victoria Schmidt of Chicago ; a great-great-niece, Elizabeth Schmidt of Oconomowoc; a great-great-nephew, Michael Schmidt of Oconomowoc; great-great-great-nephew, Mason J. Schmidt of Oconomowoc; and other relatives and friends. 

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Lawrence Pichekoske; a special sister-in-law, Regina Pichekoske; a niece, Marlene Schmidt; and a great-nephew, James A. Schmidt.

Visitation for Lloyd will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial at Annunciation Catholic Church in Fox Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 3. The Rev. Michael L. Wild will officiate. Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Beaver Dam, Dodge County .

Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family, (920) 885-6600. Online condolences may be made online at

(Freeman - Aug. 30, 2008)