Pierce, Edward J.
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Edward J. Pierce, age 87, of 511 3rd Street, Port Edwards, WI died Friday, October 19, 2012 at Riverview Hospital, Wisconsin Rapids, WI.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Edward was born October 13, 1925 in the Town of Linwood, Portage County, WI to Joseph and Helen (Kubowski) Piorkowski. He married June E. Nieman on November 20, 1950 in Stevens Point, WI. Edward was a civil engineer for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for 31 years retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Rudolph, WI. Edward served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War.
Edward is survived by his wife, June; two children, Jeffrey (Mary Ellen) Pierce of Dodgeville, WI and Marsha Kay (Russell) Draeger of Marshfield, WI; brother, Bob (Barb) Beckis of Tucson, AZ; two sisters, Jeanette Hoffman of Port Edwards, WI and Irene Fritsche of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.
Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI is handling all arrangements.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Oct. 22, 2012