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Piersen, Joseph Frederick 74, of Deerfield, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at Evanston Hospital. Joe was a 1958 graduate of Highland Park High School and a 1962 graduate of Grinnell College. He served as the archives chairman for the Chicago and Northwestern Historical Society and was on the board of the Deerfield Historical Society. He and Marge were among the founders of the Deerfield Recyclers Square Dance Club. Prior to retirement, Joe taught Language Arts at Wood Oaks Jr. High School in Northbrook. Beloved husband of Margery Lee (nee Hendrick); loving father of Colleen Elizabeth Piersen (Russell Lowell McLaughlin) and Gail Ann Piersen (William John Adler); adoring grandfather of Scott Dillon, Craig Joseph and Amanda Kate McLaughlin, Jessica Lee, Anna Jo and Leah Autumn Adler; dear brother of Mary Lou (Joseph) Downey, David Piersen, and the late William Dillon (Charlotte Leigh Graham) Piersen; and fond brother-in-law of Robert Edward Hendrick. A memorial service will be held Monday, August 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Chicago and North Western Historical Society Building Fund, c/o Gerald L. Krug, 7635 W. Bluemound Rd., Suite 101, Wauwatosa, WI 53213. For funeral information, please call Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home at (847)831-4260 or www.kelleyspaldingfuneralhome.com.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from July 24 to July 30, 2014
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