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Emil and Doris in 2008 moved to the house next to the funeral home on Prairie Avenue and Alan and Nancy moved into the living quarters above the funeral home. They celebrated 60 years of marriage in 2014, in addition to the over 50 years of funeral service to the area. They have raised a daughter and three sons, all three becoming licensed funeral directors. Emil served in both the U.S. Army and Navy prior to becoming a licensed funeral director in 1957. They have also operated a flooring business, furniture store, and ambulance service in addition to their many community service ties. Emil passed away in 2015.                                            

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Picha Funeral Home in the early 1960's.

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Gary Picha, the oldest son, is established with funeral home businesses in the Lake Delton / Wisconsin Dells area and Lyndon Station. His son, Gary John has also become licensed as a funeral director and works in the LaCrosse area.

Mara Johnson, works for the Mount Horeb School District as a teacher in the intermediate center.

Don Picha, graduated from the Hillsboro High School in 1980 and received his funeral director’s license following graduation from the Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1984. He operated the Picha Furniture and Funeral Home in downtown Elroy until closing the store in 2004 and then operated the funeral home in Portage. He passed away in 2014.    

Alan Picha, serves at the Hillsboro, Elroy and Wonewoc funeral homes. After graduating from the Hillsboro High School in 1982, he later obtained his funeral director’s license in 1987 from the Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Alan and his wife, Nancy in 2012 welcomed new son-in-laws to the family with both daughters getting married. Heather married Jesse Daines and Nicole married Bryan Barkley.           

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