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Mark J. Pierce

Bellevue

Mark J. Pierce, age 68, of Bellevue passed away Wednesday, August 24.  He was born on December 11, 1947 in Battle Creek to Leonard and Barbara (Barney) Pierce. Mark grew up in the Bellevue area, graduated from Bellevue High School in 1966, attended Kellogg Community College, and completed a welding course at Lincoln Electric in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mark served in the United States Army from September 1967 to April 1969.  After his military career, Mark worked for Clark Equipment Company in Battle Creek. When Clark's left the area, he worked for Cheney Limestone Company in Bellevue, and the Kellogg Company in Battle Creek, retiring in 2008.  Mark also operated a pie business with his mother for several years.

Mark married Penny Priesman on July 17, 1970 in Bellevue, MI. They recently celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary.

He enjoyed the hobbies of gardening, collecting stamps, feeding and watching birds, collecting stones and sea glass with his grandchildren, reading, and watching movies. Mark was a member of the VFW Post 2406 in Charlotte, MI.

Mark is survived by his wife, Penny Pierce of Bellevue; son, Jason (Mary Beth) Pierce of Kohler, WI; daughter, Jennifer (Jason) Tedrow of Naperville, IL; grandchildren, Ethan Pierce, Ella Pierce, Andrew Tedrow, Addison Tedrow, and Connor Tedrow; sister, Marsha (Roy) DeGroot of Gregory, MI; and brother, Martin (Rose) Pierce of Bellevue. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will take place at the Kempf Family Funeral Homes, Marshall Chapel, 723 US 27 North on Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 1-7pm with family present to greet friends from 1-3pm and 5-7pm.  Funeral services celebrating his life will take place at 2pm on Monday, August 29, 2016 at the Kempf Family Funeral Home Marshall Chapel with Pastor Jerry Bukoski officiating.  Family will gather with friends following the services in the Kempf Funeral Home Reception Hall.  Interment will follow the gathering at Hillside Cemetery in Kalamo.  Family requests memorial contributions to the Bellevue Township Library.  Assistance is available at the Kempf Funeral Home.  Leave a personal message for the family and sign the online guest book at www.kempffuneralhome.com
Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Aug. 27, 2016
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