Services for Jane will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at the First United Church of Sioux Rapids.
Interment will be in Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids.
Jane Catherine Lutes, the daughter of James and Gladys (Keebler) Lutes, was born at Omaha, Neb., on March 20, 1921. Jane's mother, Gladys, was a descendant of the Keeblers who owned the original Keebler Biscuit Company which is the present day Keebler Bakery. Jane lived her youth and received her education in Omaha.
She was united in marriage to Raymond Pickrel on Dec. 5, 1948, at Omaha. Jane was the mother of two daughters: Carol and Kay. Following their marriage, Jane and Ray resided at Elk Horn, for 10 years where they owned and operated a locker business. They then resided in California, and Kimbalton, Harlan, Spencer, and Sioux City, and were engaged in various business ventures. They came to make their home in Sioux Rapids in 1968. Ray died on July 17, 1977, but Jane continued to reside in Sioux Rapids. Since November 2007, she had been a resident of the Sioux Care Center. She was affiliated with the First United Church of Sioux Rapids.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ray; her daughter, Carol, in 2002; her brother, Ken Lutes; and a step-grandson.
Jane is survived by her daughter: Kay Pegelow of Lakeview Terrace, Calif.; her step-son, Donald Barrows of Cecil, Wis.; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arranements.
Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.sliefert.com.