Claudia is the daughter of Claude and Carol Gatrost of Cherokee. Robert is the son of Earl and Donna Pickens of Cherokee.
Claudia is a 1975 graduate form Washington High School and is a Certified Clinic Acct. Technician from the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management. She is currently employed by the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Robert is a 1982 graduate of Washington High School and is currently works for the City of Vermillion.