Carl R. Pigott

Carl R. Pigott

MADISON- Carl R. Pigott, age 73, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2017 at Agrace HospiceCare in the presence of family.

Carl was born on June 22, 1943 in Pittsburgh to Florence and Willis Pigott Sr. He graduated from Kent High School in Ohio, where he was an accomplished high school athlete in basketball and track, matching up in basketball against such notables as Bobby Knight and Jerry Lucas.

Carl came to Madison after the Air Force stationed him at Truax Field. At that time, he also worked part time at Sears. A co-worker arranged a blind date with Betty Wick, who he went on to marry on June 11, 1966. Following a tour of duty in Thailand, during the Vietnam War, Carl returned to Madison and earned an engineering degree from UW-Madison. Soon thereafter Betty and Carl started a family.

Carl’s career arced from manufacturing management for General Motors, Rayovac, and Amtelco, to owning a small family business. In April 1999, Betty and Carl purchased Pigwick Papers dba Bob’s Copy Shop. Carl will be remembered for his attention to detail, leadership, and great stories about traveling. It brought him a lot of joy to take road trips with Betty throughout Wisconsin, attend plays in Madison and Milwaukee, and to get the family together for special occasions.

Carl took great pride in being a great father and grandfather.

Carl is survived by his sons, Andrew (Aida) Pigott of Chicago, and Mark (Amy) Pigott of McFarland; his beloved grandchildren, Katelyn, and Maxwell; and his loyal canine companion, Gilly. Also mourning is his sister, Marge Huheey of St. Louis; nieces, Debbie Kotva of St. Louis, Christina Pigott of Toledo; and nephew, Brian Pigott of Indianapolis, along with their families. Carl was preceded in death by his wife; parents; infant son, Matthew Pigott; and nephew, Bill Huheey.

The family would like to thank the amazing staff at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg for their compassionate and loving care of Carl during his final days. A memorial gathering will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., with military honors at 3:30 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive
(608) 221-5420