PICKENS, Michael Sep 12, 1953 – Dec 19, 2021

Michael “Mike” Robert Pickens, 68, of Lucerne, passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Born on Sept. 12, 1953, in Logansport, Mike was the son to the late Robert E. and L. Irene (Swayzee) Pickens.
On Sept. 14, 1985, in Metea, Indiana, he married Lily May Townsend, who survives.
Mike retired from A. Raymond Tinnerman. He was a 1972 graduate of Caston High School and enjoyed gatherings with his family and friends. Mike especially enjoyed cooking for hog roasts.
Surviving along with his wife, Lily, are two sons, Michael Robert (Morning) Pickens Jr., of Peru, Shane Michael (Angela) Pickens, of Kokomo; daughter, Nicole Pickens, of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren, two nieces, two nephews and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Misha Nies.
A funeral service for Mike will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, at Gundrum Funeral Home, with Pastor Mark Foreman officiating. Burial will follow in the Metea Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, also at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Metea Baptist Church.
You may sign Mike’s guestbook online and leave condolences for the family at www.gundrumcares.com.

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