William J. Pickering

July 18, 1923 April 13, 2011

William J. Pickering, 87, of Oconomowoc, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

He is survived by Pat, his loving wife and best friend for 47 years. He was the loving dad of Catherine (Jim) Pecauer, Delorr and Terry Pickering, Linda (Barry) Carroll, David (Kathleen) Pickering, Sandy (Greg) Bucher, Michele (Tim) McVey, Patti Pickering and Michael Pickering; and dearest grandpa of 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Peg Whalen, and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
William was preceded in death by his son, William, and two brothers.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service Sunday, April 17, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 18, at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Milwaukee.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.