Myarold N. Pick, Maple Lake


Myarold N. Pick, age 85, of Maple Lake, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the St. Cloud V.A. Medical Center.
Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake, with the Rev. Orval Wirkkala officiating. Burial will take place at the Kingston Apostolic Cemetery.
Myarold Nicholas Pick was born Sept. 18, 1928, in St. Cloud to Michael and Mary (Walker) Pick. He grew up in St. Cloud. Myarold served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII; he served on the USS Cassin Young and, in 1997 in Boston, he received national recognition for his service. In 1945 he was married to Grace Walberg; she preceded him in death in 1950. On Nov. 17, 1951, he was united in marriage to Joyce Stein in Kingston; she preceded him in death in 1995. Myarold attended St. Cloud Vocational College and earned a degree in sales and management. He owned and operated Pick Industries in Annandale and Cokato, manufacturing and welding railroad equipment. He was a member of the East Side V.F.W. Post 4847 in St. Cloud. He enjoyed agate hunting and making jewelry out of his find, fishing and bird watching.
He is survived by his children, Diane (Roger) Torkelson, of Sauk Rapids; Barbara (Patrick) Provo, of Dayton; Joyce (Dave) Heberling, of Annandale; Greg (Karen) Pick, of Annandale; Debi (Glen) Marquette, of Maple Lake; and Ryan (Marin) Storstad, of Maple Lake; daughters-in-law, Lois Pick, of Oakdale, and Shelley Pick, of Clearwater; sister, Ramona (Everett) Christian, of St. Cloud; 21 grandchildren: Kim, Tom, Mike, Tammy, Bryan, Kris, Jen, Shane, Jarod, Jeff, Tonya, Brandon, Megan, Michelle, Jason, Bridget, Justin, Taylor, Brooke, Kash and Rose; and 28 great- grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife; parents; sons, Ronald and Dennis; sisters, Georgia Mienz and Maryann Cox; brother, Roger Pick; grandson, Travis Pick; and granddaughter, Josette Provo.