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Timothy Edwin Pierce, 64, of Storm Lake, passed away on Friday, March 22 at his home in Oro Valley, Arizona, of lung cancer.
Services for Tim will be held at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 2 p.m. A visitation will be held for friends and family at Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations in Tim's memory be made to Buena Vista University or the University of Iowa Athletic Department. The Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
Tim is survived by his wife, Laura; daughter, Martha Davis, and her husband Eric of Tucson, Arizona; son, Michael R. Pierce and his fiancée, Krissi Rosenberger of Ankeny; granddaughter, Grace Davis; parents, Keith and Virginia Pierce of Storm Lake; brothers, Jeffrey Pierce of Des Moines and Michael K. Pierce, and his wife Margaret of Houston, Texas; nieces and nephews: Allison (Kevin) Pinkowski, Ryan (Heather) Pierce, Kathryn Pierce and Timothy M. Pierce; and uncles Kelvin Pierce of Aptos, California, and Roger (Ruth) Mickelson of Rembrandt.
Tim was born in Storm Lake on April 20, 1948. He attended Storm Lake High School and received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Iowa. As a lifelong resident of Storm Lake, Tim was very active in community organizations, including service as president and member of the board of directors of the Storm Lake Area Development Corporation and chief fundraiser for the corporation's special business recruitment projects in the 1980's. He was co-chair of the Buena Vista University Community Campaign and a charter member and president of Lake Creek Country Club. Tim also served as a board member of the University of Iowa National I-Club. Tim was appointed to the Buena Vista University Board of Trustees in 2010.
Tim started his career in the insurance business in 1971 as a partner in Stille and Pierce (later Stille Pierce & Pertzborn), an independent insurance agency in Storm Lake. In 1984, he and his partners co-founded Insurance Associates of Spencer.
When Tim was not working, he enjoyed being on the golf course, cheering on the Hawkeyes and spending time with friends and family both in Storm Lake and Oro Valley, Arizona. Affectionately known as "Big Papi" by close family, Tim always had a lasting effect on those he met and cared deeply for his family, friends, and SP&P family.
Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home
1615 West Milwaukee
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Published in Des Moines Register from Mar. 26 to Apr. 1, 2013