Tracy L. Picha, age 42 of Lino Lakes, passed away November 12, 2022. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Saturday, November 26th at Strike Life Tributes in Isanti. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to No Kids Hungry or the Minnesota Humane Society.
Tracy Lynn Picha (Pagel) was born January 15, 1980 in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. She grew up and attended school in Isanti and Cambridge, graduating from Cambridge-Isanti High School in 1998. Tracy went on to study at Jamestown College in ND (now known as University of Jamestown) earning her degrees in Business and Communications. Tracy loved her family and friends very much and enjoyed watching the Vikings, Wild and Twins. Her favorite movies were anything by Marvel, Disney, The Muppets and was obsessed with Harry Potter. She loved dogs, magic, making friends with everyone, but her passion was cooking.
Tracy gave so much of herself throughout her life. She was gifted and shared her talents joyfully. Her light shinned through her every day and paved the way for anyone in her path to receive it. She took time with others, listened intently and no matter the need, she tried her best to help. She was encouraged by her family to live fully. She had a strong love of animals and respect for others. She was thrilled to be part of the world of theatre, band and choir as well as nurturing family and friendships. Tracy had a beautiful singing voice and loved music. She was an avid reader. Everyone was touched by her heart of gold. Tracy’s encouraging outlook impacted many. Her feistiness, quirkiness and clever humor was a loving part of her. Tracy’s laugh (snort) was quick and sincere. She was so easy to be around. She will be greatly missed. Tracy was blessed and was a blessing to all.
Tracy passed away November 12, 2022 in Minneapolis at age 42. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Joseph; children, Eden Wells, Addison Wells, Liam Wells, Riley Picha, Blake Picha and River Picha; parents, JoAnn (Mark) Welcome, and Tom (Sandy) Pagel; siblings, Kristi Gutzkow, Mark (Cheryl) Welcome, Nicole (Steve) Skowronek, Teri (Justin) Hand, Priscilla (Keith) Koehler, and TJ (Jess) Pagel; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.