The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


October 6, 2013

Michael Wayne 'Pick' Pickering

Michael Wayne “Pick” Pickering, 59, of Danville, went to be with the Lord at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at University Medical Center in Indianapolis.

He was born Oct. 15, 1953, in Danville, the son of Frank and Anna “Vi” Amos Pickering.

He married Susan Goldsbery on Aug. 13, 1977.

He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Angelia (Dusty) Bowling, Bobbi Jo Kovacic, Jennifer (Brock) Slavik; seven grandsons, Garrett Johnson, Cooper Bowling, Dalton Kovacic, Owen and Cole Crawley, Evan and Drew Slavik; three sisters, Barbara (Jack) Stewart, Patricia (Arch) Goin, Margaret (George) Scarlett; two brothers, Charles (Gladys) Pickering and John (Sherry) Pickering; and many special nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Helen “Tudy” Green; one brother, Robert Pickering; and one grandson, Laine Kovacic.

Michael attended Danville schools and began work at Robin Tech until there closing. He then worked for the city of Danville for more than 35 years before retiring in February 2009. After retirement he became a dedicated member of the “Old Cronies” coffee club at Burger King, which was the highlight of his day. He was an avid Chicago Cubs, Bears and Illini fan. He loved spending time outdoors fishing and working in the yard.

Mike was a member of Second Church of Christ and was caring to the Lord. He was a loving husband, dad and grandfather.

A celebration of life funeral service for Michael will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Visitation for family and friends will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at the funeral home. Officiating will be Drew Mentzer. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorials can be given to the Second Church of Christ. Please share your memories with his family at his tribute wall at



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