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Michael Lee Pickrel

04/20/1938 - 05/12/2023
Service Date: 05/25/2023
Service Time: 10:00am
Service Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1345 E University, Mesa, AZ 85203
Visitation Date: 05/25/2023
Visitation Time: 9:00am
Visitation Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1345 E University, Mesa, AZ 85203
Interment: National Memorial Cemetery

Michael Lee Pickrel passed away peacefully on Friday, May 12, 2023, in Mesa, Arizona.

He was the second child born to Everett Clayton and Helen Maude Turnbull Pickrel in Galesburg, Illinois in 1938. He is preceded in death by both of his parents, his wife of 52 years, Patricia Gail Montgomery, his older brother James Alan, a grandson, Braydon Adair Pickrel, and a great grandson, Eldon Adair Pickrel. He was a huge sports fan and a long-time season ticket holder of the Phoenix Suns. He adored cats! He loved a good ball-cap and an all-beef hotdog. He hated any and all vegetables. His posterity is his most prized possession.

He leaves behind a son, Randy (Sheri) Pickrel, grand-daughter Shohni (Travis) Christensen, grandson Braylon (Danielle) Pickrel, grand-daughter Sheli Bennett, grandson Brendon (Jessica) Pickrel with 11 great-grandchildren, Kamdyn Christensen, Decklan Pickrel, Brooklyn Christensen, Kailyn Christensen, Ellerie Pickrel, Kaysen Christensen, Brigdyn Christensen, Leland Pickrel, Blake Bennett, Parker Pickrel and Rhett Pickrel.

Funeral Services are Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 10AM, preceded by a visitation at 9AM at the LDS Chapel at 1345 E. University Dr., Mesa, AZ. He will be buried at the VA Cemetery in Phoenix AZ. Bunker’s University Chapel is handling the funeral arrangements. 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa, AZ.


Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


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