Don and Willa Mae Pick were married on January 22, 1946 in Breda, Iowa. Together, they balanced farming, cattle buying, owning Pick Grain Company and raising eight children. Their devotion to their children and grandchildren always took center-stage in their lives. They enjoyed traveling, watching the Chicago Cubs and sustaining close relationships with family and friends.
Don passed away on January 25, 2008. He was a faith-filled, generous man who truly lived out his Catholic faith on a daily basis.
Willa Mae lives in West Des Moines, Iowa and has enjoyed hearing from her granddaughters about their Pius X experiences. This endowment has been established to help students make their Pius X dreams a reality.