Bennard David ‘Dave’ Pickett of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2010 in Kalamazoo. Mr. Pickett was born July 25, 1937 in Kalamazoo to Clifton and Evelyn (Preston) Pickett and was a lifelong resident of the area. Dave was a 1957 graduate of Otsego High School and for 26 years was employed as a millwright with General Motors Corp. In his leisure time he loved camping, traveling, and following the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers. Above all, Dave loved his family. On June 6, 1959 in Otsego he married the former Ellen Ort, who survives. Also surviving are four children, Deborah Pickett of Phoenix, AZ, Craig Pickett of Allegan, Todd (Lynn) Pickett of Pittsburg, PA and Amy (Don) Murdock of Otsego; five grandchildren, Jennifer Dickson, Kimberly Dickson, Matthew Murdock, Nathan Murdock and Jacob Pickett; a sister, Alma (Jim) Bradshaw of Grand Rapids; several nieces and nephews; and a grand-dog, Winston. Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Raymond Pritchett. Friends may meet Dave’s family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Wednesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, with funeral celebrant Bill Rose officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Dave may be made to the American Heart Association.
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