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Vicki Lynn (Pickering) Huffman

June 18, 2021 | 5 comments

Vicki Lynn (Pickering) Huffman, 73, of Trempealeau, WI (Formerly of Galesville, WI) passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.  She was surrounded by family and a very special friend, Nancy Sackmaster.

Vicki was born October 12, 1947 to Allison and Mae (Vanderlaan) Pickering.  She graduated from Gale-Ettrick High School in 1965.  Vicki moved to La Crosse in 1972 with her sons Tony and Tim, where she also cared for her father, uncle, and aunt.

On April 23, 1977 she married the love of her life, David Huffman (Reedsburg, WI).  Together they raised their sons, and in 1995 adopted two of their grandchildren, Leif and JT Huffman.

Along with caring for her family, Vicki worked at Krazy L as a bartender for 11 years.  For many years Vicki and David were surrounded by very close friends who shared their love of playing pool, darts, and softball in various local leagues, state and national tournaments.  She would work tirelessly with David for many a late night to get raffle tickets ready for weekend football games.  She was noted for being the “Queen of Raffles.”

Vicki would bring much laughter, joy and fun among many with her quick wit.  She had a positive, calming presence when she walked into a room and instantly put everyone at ease.

She is survived by her sons, Tim Pickering and Tony (Amy) Pickering, her adopted grandsons Leif and JT Huffman, her grandchildren: Corey Cantu, Brianna (Caleb) Thatcher, Dakota Pickering, and Bryce and Cale Pickering, stepchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband David, her parents Allison and Mae, brother Norman Pickering and sister Joan (Pickering) Voss.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Nancy Sackmaster, Loretta Mooney, and Judy Sager for holding a special place in Vicki’s heart for over 45 years.  Also, to Gundersen Health System and the Hospice nurses for their assistance in care.

Funeral services are tentatively set for July 10, 2021 at Coulee Region Cremation Group in Onalaska.  Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 pm with prayer service immediately following.  Luncheon will follow prayer service.



  1. Karen Clark

    Tim & Tony – So sorry to read about your mom. I played pool with Vicki and Dave for years. We always had a good time and many laughs. I remember feeding you boys quarters for games. Take care. – Karen “Orv” Clark

  2. Loretta Mooney

    I’m so very sad for our loss of Vicki She had a special place in my heart We had many great days working together. I know you boys will miss your mom as she was always there for you. My prayers and love

  3. Pat Komperud

    Our sympathies to the family of Vicki. I graduated with Vicki and our fathers were buttermakers together at the Galesville Creamery.

  4. Kimberly Tate

    Tim, Tony and the remaining family members!! I’m so very sorry to hear of Vicki’s passing although happy for her that it was peaceful and hopefully most of you were present. You all were the highlight of her life and kept her on her toes and the pride of her life, each and every one of you. Sending many hugs to you all as your mom was a very wonderful person in this world and the fond memories I have with her growing up, Judy Sagers Youngest Daughter.
    Much love to you all,
    Kimberly Tate

  5. Ron & Marilou Ramsett

    Our memories of Vicki and Dave began with grade school.fun with scouting watching our boys grow up.
    As parents we were all involved with scouting which became a family involving a group of so many parents.so many wonderful memories that we were all able to share.
    Ron and Marilou


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