John Anthony Bierman, 69, of Freeburg Ill., born Feb. 17, 1947, in Duquoin, Ill., passed away Monday, April 11, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill.
He retired from the United States Air Force as a captain, having served for 24 years as a personnel officer. He also spent 171/2 years as a clerk for the United States Postal Service. John was an Eagle Scout, and had been a cub master, Boy Scout leader, and assistant Girl Scout leader. He was an avid fisherman, who also loved camping and woodworking. John was happiest when he was with his family, and was a devoted husband, father, and papa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Norris and Gertrude, nee Tiny, Bierman.
Surviving are his beloved wife, Renee Bierman; son, Jeff (Melissa) Bierman; daughters, Joanna (Clay) Welch, Brandi (Nate) Schlattweiler, Brittany (Stephen) Rothermich, Brianna Shipp, and Brooke Shipp. He will be greatly missed by his 10 grandchildren, Bailey, Macey, Jack, Chloe, Wesley, Kyra, Harry, Ryder, Pyper, and Penny. Also surviving are his brother, Tom (Donna) Bierman; a niece, Sara (Tim) Condon; a nephew, Nick (Ashley) Bierman; and his former spouse, Pam Bierman.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family: c/o Aly Funeral Home, P.O. Box 69, Eddyville, Ill. 62928. Visit alyfh.com to leave an online condolence.
Services: A Memorial service and military rites will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Glendale United Methodist Church, Glendale, Ill.
John's family and loved ones invite those who knew him to join them in celebrating his life together from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Cutter's, 239 Carlyle Ave., Belleville, Ill. 62221.
ALY FUNERAL HOME, Eddyville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Apr. 14, 2016