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Gary Pickerill 1937 - 2019
Ronald E. “Ron” Schepmann

DODGE CITY — Gary Pickerill, 82, died Sept. 12, 2019 at Fort Dodge. He was born on Feb. 18, 1937 at Hutchinson, Kan. the son of Howard and Myrtle (Bailey) Pickerill.

Gary loved gardening and spending time with his fur babies in his spare time. He worked as a salesman in the appliance business. Gary proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He married Elsie Ploutz on Sept. 5, 1964 in Great Bend, she preceded him on Feb. 13, 2012.

He is survived by one daughter Sandra Burgess and husband Bryan of Minneola; one son Jeff Pickerill of DeSoto, Kan. and two granddaughters Victoria and Elizabeth Burgess. He is also survived by one half sister Dana Kretz of Seattle, Wash. and one step brother Bill Stanley of Great Bend, Kan. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Gerald Pickerill; and two step sisters. 

Graveside service will be held at Kansas Veterans Cemetery at Fort Dodge on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 at 2 p.m. with Mr. Jeff Hiers presiding.  There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Memorials are suggested to the Donor’s choice in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at  

Funeral arrangements provided by

Swaim Funeral Home

1901 6th Avenue

Dodge City, KS  67801

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 17, 2019

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The new flag is a reproduction of the American banner from 1865, and therefore includes Kansas star from 1861, as well as two more for states that were added during the war. - photo by Chuck Smith