THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Juanita (Castleberry) Picard, 97, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017.
Born May 24, 1920 in Oklahoma City, Ok., to the late Abner and Artie (Powell) Castleberry, she graduated from Steubenville High School and in 1942 from Augustana School of Nursing in Chicago. On Sept. 18, 1942, she married George Picard in Menominee and he preceded her in death on June 25, 1977.
She worked as a Registered Nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital from 1944 to 1947 and Marinette General Hospital from 1944 until retiring in 1978. She started the Marinette-Menominee Registered Nursing Club in 1949 which gave an annual scholarship to an area high school student. She and Jerry Hunt started the OSTOMY Club.
She was involved in the local Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs.
She is survived by two daughters, Frances (Roy) Seefeldt and Sherry (James) Benson; two sons, James (Ann) Picard and Robert Sorenson; a sister, Mary Jane Knauss; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, George, she was preceded in death by two sons Paul and William Picard; two sisters, Della Skaggs and Virginia Blaisdell; a grandson, Greg and a great-granddaughter, Lindsey.
Private graveside services will be held at Riverside Cemetery. Any memorials can be given to the Rescue Squad in her name. Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home of Menominee is assisting the family.