Services were held Monday June 18, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrand and Rev. Richard Ries officiated. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee.
Paul Pigott was born March 3, 1914 in Sheridan Township, rural Cherokee, to Joseph E. and Pearl (Alexander) Pigott. He attended school at the Immaculate Conception School in Cherokee. He married Mildred Reinert on May 29, 1933 in Cherokee.
He later married Vera Erdman on Feb. 23, 1971 in Sioux City. She preceded him in death in 2000. He enjoyed farming, raising Black Angus cattle, and farmed in Cherokee County his entire life.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He took great pride in keeping up his home and also working on his 1956 88 Olds convertible. He enjoyed having coffee with friends and storytelling. He was a long time member of the Cattlemen's Association.
Survivors include a daughter, Monica Robinson, of Rapid City, S.D.; daughters-in-law, Donna Mummert, and her husband, Jack, of Plano, Texas, Ruth Pigott of Kearney, Neb.; sister, Bernice Eischen, of Cherokee; brothers, Leo Pigott, and his wife, Nola, of Hayward, Calif.; Bill Pigott, and his wife, June, of Cherokee; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife (Vera), sons (Ronald Pigott and James Pigott), a sister (Cecelia May) a brother-in-law (Freeman Eischen).