Letha Marie (Pickart) Etscheidt, age 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 31, 2022 at the Hiawatha Care Center.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, January 7, 2023 at St. John Catholic Church in Blairstown with Rev. Craig Steimel as celebrant. Interment will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Blairstown. Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 7:00 PM on Friday at the church in Blairstown. A memorial fund has been established.

Letha was born on February 20, 1930 in Norway, the daughter of Arthur and Ida (Sevening) Pickart. She graduated from Norway High School with the class of 1948. On February 22, 1949, Letha was united in marriage to Glenn Etscheidt at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Norway. Glenn and Letha farmed in the Blairstown area until retirement. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Blairstown. Letha was a long time, card club member with the ladies of Blairstown, and loved spending time with her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, when time permitted.

She is survived by 3 sons, James Etscheidt of Jacksonville, NC, Edward Etscheidt of Minneapolis, MN, and Ricky (Diane) Etscheidt of Blairstown; 4 grandchildren, Bradly Moore, Zachery (Chandra) Etscheidt, Jennifer (Jerry) Etscheidt, and Connie (Josh) Hempel; 5 great grandchildren, Houston, Mackenzie, Peyton, Ashley, and Jacob; brother-in-law Richard (Kim) Etscheidt of Newhall; sister-in-law Harriett Pickart of Amana; and brother-in-law, Don Jones of Ankeny.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Glenn in 2020; daughter-in-law Erlinda Etscheidt; 4 brothers, Theodil Pickart, Arthur Pickart Jr., David Pickart, and Robert Pickart in infancy; and 3 sisters, Kathleen Schimick, Leota Garwood, and Mary Jones.

Online condolences www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com

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