Kenneth J. Picard

Kenneth Picard

Kenneth J. Picard, age 59 of Brookfield. Beloved husband of Kathleen Picard, nee Babbington, devoted father of Lauren (Robert) Sedivy, Julie (James) Beedle, Spencer Picard and Justin Picard; dear grandfather of Evelina Rose Sedivy; loving son of Patricia Picard, nee Johnson and the late Ronald Picard; brother of Lynn (Kevin) Binder and Diane (Dave) Urhausen; son in law of John Babbington and the late Ann Babbington; brother in law of John (Colleen) Babbington, Margaret (Brian) Conroy, Stephen Babbington, Elizabeth (Jeremy) Foster and Kevin (Jennifer) Babbington; uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation Friday, April 29, 2022 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 10:30 A.M. to time of Service 11 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to one of the following organizations:
American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 (  or
National MS Society, PO Box #91891, Washington, D.C. 20090​ (

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Svoboda Family condolence:

    We were blessed to have known such a kind, loving and intelligent man as Ken. Praying that you may find comfort in the wonderful memories you created together.

  2. Jamillah Renee Gilbert condolence:

    I’m so sorry and sad to have to say goodbye so soon and unexpectedly. Please know that I will always remember him and reflect on the amazing family he has blessed this earth with. I knew him to be a good man. A family man. A man who loved and respected many.

  3. Tommy Spratt and Family condolence:

    Rest In Peace Kenny

  4. LaVerne Loggins condolence:

    Pat Picard and family, with deep sympathy. Wishing you and your family strength and peace

  5. DAVID H MOLINE condolence:

    Dear Kathi and Family,
    I’m so sorry to learn of Ken’s passing. Right now I know memories aren’t enough, condolences aren’t enough, words are not enough. All I can offer is a gentle reminder that this agony is shared among many. It does get better.

  6. Dennis and Katerina Nerada condolence:

    We offer our deepest sympathy for the passing of Ken. We will be praying for God’s strength and comfort in the coming days for you and your family. Love and prayers. Dennis and Katerina Nerada.

  7. Dawn Cronin and family condolence:

    Rest in peace Kenny

  8. Pamela Baran condolence:

    Dear Cathy and Family,
    My deepest Sympathy for the loss
    of Ken. Just know you’re in my thoughts and
    Prayers at this very difficult time for all of you.

    Pamela Baran and Family

  9. Lucy Trotter condolence:

    My deepest condolences go out to your family for such a loss and always in my thoughts during this time

  10. Ben Dolack condolence:

    Ken was one of first people I worked with when I started in the trades. He taught me so much and I can not thank him enough. He will always be one of my favorites and will be forever missed. Rest easy Ken.

  11. Ken & Cheryl Murphy condolence:

    Our deepest sympathies go out to you Kathy and your family. We have awesome memories of you all up at Southport marina, We will never forget our first meeting of you Ken,
    Ken pulling that huge boat into the slip next to us like it was a row boat, and you bouncing off with tons of energy and ready to go! Our walks into town for pizza, beer,& car shows, oh did our Ken’s love those car shows! Our Milwaukee trip
    by boat to Milwaukee Fest such a great adventure. Also don’t forget the dinghy ride at night (first one for me) when Ken took us all out to the mouth of the harbor and shut the engine off, he had such a great sense of adventure and was a joy to be around we will miss him forever. Love Ken and Cheryl

  12. Joyce V Thompson condolence:

    My sincere condolences to the Picard
    family on your loss of ‘Ken’.Although I never met him, I felt familiar through my very good co-worker and friend Kathy. May God comfort you.

  13. Taisy McCutcheo condolence:

    I was so deeply saddened to hear of Ken’s passing way too young. May God give you strength and courage and His love to help you and your family through the days ahead.

  14. Cavanaugh Family condolence:

    So heartbroken. Ken was the best of the best and will be so missed. Much love to Kathi and the kids….xoxo

  15. Hope and Norm Brown condolence:

    We send you and your family our sincere condolences, our hearts are broken for all of you.
    We enjoyed our time in Kenosha getting to know you and Ken and watching Ken work on the boat.
    You’re all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Norm and Hope

  16. The Mykowski Family condolence:

    So sorry for your loss.

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