Gene O. Picard, 82

Gene O. Picard of Cedarburg passed away of lung cancer at Horizon Hospice in Mequon on June 2, 2013, at the age of 82.

Gene was born in Milwaukee on Nov. 13, 1930, the son of Clarence and Myrtle (nee Shufelt) Picard. On Sept. 17, 1955, Gene was united in marriage to Jacquie (nee Meinert). Gene graduated with a photographic degree from Layton School of Art. He served in the U.S. Army and was a personal photographer for Gen. Clark in Hawaii. Gene received his masterís degree in photography in 1969. He owned and operated Colonial Studio in Cedarburg and was known as Uncle Gene to many of the people he photographed. He will be sadly missed by family and many friends.

Gene is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jacquie ; two sisters-in-law, Judy (Jim) Lamers and Darlene Meinert; nieces and nephews Andrea Picard (Keith) Walters, Jeff (Geri) Picard, Lance Meinert, Scot Lamers, Cori (Grant) Ellis, Daniel Seitz, Debbie Seitz and Denise (John) Frank; and many great nieces and nephews.

Gene was preceded in death by his brother, Philip; sister, Collette Seitz; and brother-in-law James Meinert.

Private services were held. Memorials to Family Sharing or the charity of your choice are appreciated. Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.