Age 81, of Holt, passed away April 19, 2011 in Lansing. He was born May 6, 1929 in Comstock Park, Michigan to Harry and Delores Picken. He was a lifelong resident of Holt, was a Veteran of the United States Army from 1946-1948 where he held rank Master Sergeant and was a member of the 119th Field Artillery of the Michigan National Guard.
He is survived by his children: Patricia (Bob) Scott, James (Mary) Picken, Timothy Picken, Kathleen (Everett) Perry, and Betsy (J.D.) Kelly; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and special friend, Carol Hall.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life Marilyn Picken in 1996.
Robert was a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who loved spending time with his family.
The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2011 at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel with interment to follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. There will be visitation 5:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.