OBITUARY

Bob Pickerill

September 15, 1952January 7, 2021
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Bob Pickerill, 68, passed away Thursday, Jan 7th, 2021. He was born in Michigan City, and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Bob graduated from Snyder HS and IUPU, Fort Wayne. He was a loving husband, dad, and grandfather.

Bob started his career at his father’s business, Wayne Warehouse, and then began his 25 years with Nestle, taking him and his family to many great places across the states and abroad. He then moved on to real estate and finished his career with Fort Wayne Metals.

Bob loved life and brought so much joy & laughter to his family and everyone around him. He loved spending time supporting his kids & their activities. Bob was blessed with 5 grandchildren that he adored. Throughout his life he had many hobbies, from becoming a pilot, creating stained glass windows, wood working, motorcycles, to enjoying the finer things in life such as yard work, hiking, traveling & photography. He instilled a sense of adventure within his family through all their travels and experiences. His wife and children look forward to carrying on his legacy and his love for life.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Dawn; Son, Ryan; Daughter, Lyndsey; Son, Jeff (Ashley); and grandchildren: Jack, Nicholas, Davin, Evelina, & Leo; Sister, Barbara Phillips (James). Bob was preceded in death by Robert D. Pickerill & Aimee Pickerill.

Due to Covid concerns, a private family funeral service will be held at 4:00pm on Friday, January 15, 2021 at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home (1320 East Dupont Road, Fort Wayne), with public calling from 2pm-4pm. Bob's family invites you to join the service virtually by visiting the funeral home Facebook page (www.facebook.com/DOMcCombPineValley) where a livestream link will become available 5 minutes prior to the service.

Memorial donations in Bob's honor may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org

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Steve Halliday

January 17, 2021

Dawn and family,
I met Bob as part of the Warehouse Management SAP project at NWNA. I was traveling a lot during that project.

I remember one time when I was away we had a huge snowstorm in Bethel. Bob took it upon himself to call my wife and arrange someone to plow and shovel around our house.

That was the kind of guy he was. Always looking out for everyone and making sure they were taken care of.

He will be missed.

Drew Muselman

January 15, 2021

Miss you Uncle Bob. You let me ride your scooter in a foreign country and I did fall on it once, but never got to share that with you. You are missed by all of us. I’ll never forget you.

Jennifer Norman

January 14, 2021

Dawn and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. In the short time I knew Bob I enjoyed seeing him smile and spending the limited time with him. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May your many beautiful memories bring you comfort.
Jennifer

WILLIAM C PHILLIPS, SR.

January 14, 2021

Mrs. Dawn Pickerill and Family:

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one, Robert Pickerill.

God's Blessings to the Pickerill Family.

Sincerely,

William C. Phillips, Sr.

John Freiburger

January 14, 2021

Bob,
Was so special, as he never said a bad or mean word about any one and he would never lost his temper in the present of Our family and he been part of our family for over 30 years. He was person that I look up to and respected because of his Kindness and Quick Wit and all his good advice that he offer me. He will be greatly miss but I sure that He and Debbie and Greg, will be helping all of us from heaven. That give's me great Comfort.
Brother in Law
John

Louis Duin

January 14, 2021

Bob and I met in 2001 in Vevey, Switzerland when we both worked on an global IT project at Nestlé. We reconnected again in 2006 at Nestlé Waters NA in Greenwich, CT where we both worked. I lost touch with Bob in 2009 and was shocked to hear of his passing.
I remember Bob as a very kind and warm human being. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always tried to shine a positive light on a bad situation. Every time I think of him, he puts a smile on my face. RIP Bob. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Philippe PERRIN

January 14, 2021

I am very sorry to learn that Bob just passed away. He reported to me for many years in Greenwich as well as in Paris . I enjoyed very much his "relax" style and the way this very good professionnal managed other people . He was also brilliant in assuring success in the large projects he was in charge of. He will be remembered as a good and honnest man . Rest in peace, Bob. You did what had to be done

Ann Schultz

January 12, 2021

Dawn and family,

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. May the beautiful memories you have of Bob keep him ever present.

Love,
Ann (Rhoads) Schultz

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