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Richard Allan Pickard

September 19, 1947 ~ February 7, 2021 (age 73)

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Rev. Richard Allan Pickard, age 73, of Garrett passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at his Garrett home from the effects of Dementia.

He was born on September 19, 1947 in Garrett to Franklin and Bessie Mae (Cooley) Pickard.  He was a 1965 graduate of Garrett High School.

Rev. Pickard honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps as an aviation mechanic from 1965 until 1969.

He was a law enforcement officer first for the Auburn Police Department and then for the Waterloo Police Department.  At another stage in his career he taught English and History and he also coached football in Missouri, Indiana and Tennessee.  He also served many churches over the years, most notably he served as the pastor Corunna Community Church for several years.  He was an active member of the DAV and the Garrett American Legion. 

Survivors include: 

His mother; Bessie Pickard of Auburn.

Daughter and son-in-law; Theresa and Chris Oman of Fort Wayne.

Daughter and son-in-law; Melissa and Michael Wever of Fort Wayne.

8 grandchildren; Christien Oman, Alyssa Oman, Aleah (Peter) Wykert, Cameron Oman, Adam Oman, Eric Wever, Colby Oman and Emily Wever.

Brother; Marion “Butch” Pickard of Garrett.

He was preceded in death by his father; Franklin Pickard.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 South Center Street in Auburn. 

Funeral services will be held after the visitation on Friday at 1:00 PM at the Funeral Home in Auburn with Pastor David Beard officiating. 

Burial will take place at Christian Union Cemetery in Garrett.

Memorial donations may be made to the DAV Transportation in DeKalb County, 220 East Seventh Street, Suite 120, Auburn, Indiana 46706.

Per the Governor Holcomb’s mandate, face coverings and social distancing will be required.

Condolences may be sent to the family at and on our Facebook page at Feller and Clark Funeral Homes.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn.

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February 12, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn
1860 South Center Street
Auburn, Indiana 46706

Funeral Service
February 12, 2021

1:00 PM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn
1860 South Center Street
Auburn, Indiana 46706

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