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Age 89 Of Arden Hills Died peacefully at home, on November 29, 2009. Faith, loving family, and friends were powerful mainstays of Melva's life. She was an outstanding wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, homemaker, seamstress, St. John's quilter, nursing home volunteer and Eucharistic Minister, gardener, Scrabble player, and avid league bowler until the age of 88. Melva, her smile, kindness, and generous spirit will be forever loved and missed. Reunited now with parents Oscar and Helen Voigt; beloved husband Anthony; son-in-law John Hayes, Jr.; brothers, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mervon (Blenda) Voigt, Marlin Voigt (Wilma Voigt Petersen and Norman Petersen), Francis Segar, Roy Seipp, Bernadine Voigt, Marjorie Sandberg, Francis, Joseph, Leo, Mary and Carol Pierce. Survived by children Helen Pierce Hayes, James (Mary Ann) Pierce, Michele Pierce, Karyn Pierce, and Patricia (Mark) Potter; grandchildren Meredith (William) Burns, Jennifer Pierce, Philip Hayes, Brianna Goad, Devin Pierce, Mark, Matthew (Julie), and Michael (Noy) Potter; great-grandchildren Michelle and Ethan Burns; brothers Melvin (Margaret) Voigt and Hilbert Voigt; sisters Marvine Segar and Ladonna Seipp; brothers-in-law James (Margie) Pierce and Roger (Karen) Sandberg; and sister-in-law Margaret Pierce. Visitation Wednesday, December 2, 5:00-8:00pm at Miller-Brighton Funeral Chapel, 706 Fourth Ave NW, New Brighton. Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, December 3, 11:00 am, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 835 Second Avenue NW, New Brighton (with visitation starting at 10:00 am). Entombment at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, in St. Anthony. Memorials preferred to: The Anthony and Melva Pierce Endowment Fund, c/o Catholic Community Foundation, One Water Street West, Suite 200, Saint Paul, MN 55107. www.methven-taylor.com New Brighton 651-636-9821

Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 1, 2009
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