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John Pierce

August 27, 1940 November 18, 2018
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Obituary for John Pierce

Masonic services for John Pierce, age 78, of Clarinda, Iowa, who passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa will be held Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at 5:00 PM at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Chuck Mayer, W.M. officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, November 21 following the Masonic Service. Private inurnment will be held at Clarinda Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Clarinda Lied Library Foundation or to the Trinity Presbyterian Church Organ Fund. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, where we 'Celebrate Life'.

John David Pierce was born August 27, 1940 in Clarinda, Iowa, the son of Loren John Pierce and Frances L’Agace (Mattox) Pierce. He grew up in Clarinda and graduated from Clarinda High School in 1958. August 9, 1958, John and Joann Sayler were united in marriage in Clarinda, Iowa. They were blessed with three children, Loren, Linda and Karen.

In their early years of marriage, they lived in various places across Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois while John was employed as a District Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts of America. Following their return to Clarinda, John worked for Campbell’s Hardware. In the late 70’s, John began working for the Clarinda Community Schools as Maintenance Supervisor until his retirement in 2002.

John was an active member of Nodaway 140 AF & AM Masonic Lodge. He was Past Master of the Lodge. John was Junior Grand Deacon for the Iowa Grand Lodge in 2011-2012. John loved wood working and being in his shop doing projects for all of his family members. The family will treasure the toys for the grandchildren, a train set, his bird head canes, furniture pieces and many other items. John also loved reading and had an extensive collection of books. He was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Preceding John in death were his parents; brothers, Clair Pierce and Robert Pierce and son-in-law, Michael Bartlett.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of fifty nine years, Joann Pierce of Clarinda; son, Loren Pierce (Joanne) of Shenandoah, Iowa; daughters, Linda Pierce of Tucson, Arizona and Karen Bleier (Ben) of Kansas City, Kansas; grandchildren, Anne Pierce (Heath Bartles), Sarah Selken (David) and Sonja Bleier; great grandchildren, Adrian, Evann and Charlotte Bartles and Liam and Owen Selken; sisters, Tirzah Marklund of Kent, Ohio and Elizabeth Richards (Don) of St. Charles, Missouri; brother, Dale Pierce (Cindy) of Callender, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Edna Pierce of Alberta, Canada and Gail Pierce (Porter) of Prescott, Arizona; nieces; nephews and many friends.


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Masonic Service

Wednesday

21

Nov

5:00 PM 11/21/2018 5:00:00 PM
Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda

222 East Washington
Clarinda, IA 51632

Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda
222 East Washington Clarinda 51632 IA
United States

Visitation with Family

Wednesday

21

Nov

5:00 PM 11/21/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/21/2018 7:00:00 PM
Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda

222 East Washington
Clarinda, IA 51632

Visitation will follow the Masonic Service

Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda
222 East Washington Clarinda 51632 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Clarinda Cemetery Final Resting Place

Clarinda, Iowa 51632

Clarinda 51632 Iowa
United States

Memorial Contribution

Clarinda Lied Library Foundation

Trinity Presbyterian Church Organ Fund

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