Haviland- Dale Eugene “Gene” Pickard, 75, died January 18, 2023, at his home in Haviland, Kansas. He was born March 21, 1947, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the son of Dale and Louva Maude (Bailey) Pickard. Gene graduated from Mt Pleasant High School in 1965, and attended Barclay College, Asbury Seminary and earned a Doctorate in Missiology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He also attended the Spanish Institute in Costa Rica. He was a College Professor and Missionary. Gene was currently teaching Greek at Barclay College. He had lived in San Antonio, Texas, Kentucky, Costa Rica, Guatemala, California and Haviland. He was a member of The Friends Church. On June 28, 1970, Gene married Myra Williamson in Sturgis, South Dakota. She survives. Other survivors include one son Jason Pickard and wife Esther, Edmond, Oklahoma, one daughter Heather Haase and husband Ryan, Haviland, five Grandchildren Axton, Asher, Ainsley and Andyn Pickard and Westen Haase, one brother Larry Pickard, Kalona, Iowa, and lots of nieces and nephews, He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Sandra Pickard and a sister-in-law Bonnie Pickard. Memorial services and celebration of Gene’s life will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, January 21, 2023, at the Ross Ellis Center, 600 N. Main, Haviland, Kansas, with Pastors John Williamson and Todd Follette presiding. Memorials are suggested to Barclay College in care of Fleener Funeral Home, PO Box 41, Greensburg, KS 67054.