James William Pick, 97

Dr. James William Pick, M.D., was born in West Bend on Jan. 3, 1914, and died Dec. 23, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth (nee Peters), his parents, C. Edwin & Therese Pick, and his siblings Professor John Pick, Edwin Pick, and Margaret Ann. Survived by his sister Therese Pick and his children Dr. Peter, Charles (Brenda), Dr. James, Ellen Marie, Thomas, Barbara, Dr. Cecilia (Dr. Stephen Krumm), William (Patricia) Pick, two grandchildren John (Anna) Pick-Jacobs and Allison Burke and his niece, Meg (Kim) Ipsen.

Dr. Pick was a graduate of West Bend High School, the University of Notre Dame, and was first in his class at Northwestern School of Medicine. He served his internship at Cook County Hospital, Chicago, and completed his residency in urology at the Mayo Clinic. A World War II veteran, Dr. Pick served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, 92nd Chemical Mortar Battalion in Europe. He was active in the Chicago and Wisconsin Urological Societies and a member of medical fraternities, Alpha Kappa Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. A devout Roman Catholic, he was a member of St. Robert Parish in Shorewood for 56 years. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, Dec. 29, at St. Robert Church, Shorewood, with a visitation from 9:30-10:30 a.m. followed by Mass at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a gift to the charity of your choice or to Holy Angels School in West Bend.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.

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