Michael Lynn Pierce, 56, of Rigby, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
He was born Sept. 22, 1956, in Galesburg, Ill., to Raymond "Ike" Ivan Pierce and June "Bettie" Elizabeth Bogard. He was raised and attended schools in Illinois and continued his education at ISU.
In January 1980, he married Linda Hart; they later divorced.
On May 14, 1984, he married Danita Beal in Elko, Nev.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in Galesburg, Ill., and served in England until he was honorably discharged. He also worked in construction in Illinois and Florida, installed agriculture sprinkler pivots all over Idaho and worked for the city of Mountain Home in the assessor's office.
He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed his grandkids, music, fishing, hunting and partying with friends and family. He was a Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan and loved spending time with his soul mate, Danita.
He is survived by his wife, Danita Pierce of Rigby; sons, Eric (Heidi) Thompson of Boise, Richard (Julie) Thompson of Rigby and William (Nicole) Pierce of Rapid City, S.D.; mother, June "Bettie" Patterson, and sister, Debi (Pete) Collier, both of Galesburg, Ill.; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Services are under the direction of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or to the Disabled American Veterans in memory of Michael.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com.