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DALE JOSEPH PIERRE


1933 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Dale Joseph Pierre, 83, of Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin, went home to be with the Lord on August 15, 2016 in Mt. Carmel West Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. He was born in Brussels, Wisconsin on March 6, 1933 the son of Joseph and Odile Pierre. He resided in Wheaton, Illinois from 1960 until retirement in 1994. He then lived in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin until 2014 when he came to live by his children. Dale served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955 being stationed in France. Dale was a 1958 graduate of Illinois State University where he met Sandra Nardin. She became his bride of 56 years. He was the oldest of eight children, Diane (Tom) Rowader, Don (Mary) Pierre, Doug (Penny) Pierre, Patty (Mark) Tweedale, Debbie (Bob) Thorsen and Denise (Craig) Fitzgerald. He is survived by his wife, Sandy; two children, Mike (Mary) Pierre of Pickerington, Ohio and Scott (Karla) Pierre of Windermere, Florida; five grandchildren, Jonathon, Robert (Nicole), Joseph (Samantha), Julia, Jacqueline (Amir); many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Todd Franklin. Dale was a member of First Baptist Church of Sturgeon Bay. Before coming to Ohio he was active in his church, the Belgian Club, Peninsula Chamber Singers, and traveling with his wife and family. Before retiring to Sturgeon Bay, Dale was a high school Biology teacher and wrestling coach for twenty five years. He led several of his wrestlers to win state tournaments and has a hallway at Wheaton North High School named after him - the Dale Pierre Wall of Fame. Dale has also earned a place in both the State of Illinois High School Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame and the National Hall of Fame. Dale was a lover of nature and God's creation. Fishing trips with family and friends were some of his favorite activities. He loved his Lord and was a servant to his wife and those he loved. Friends and family may visit 10-11:30am on Friday, August 19, at Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, OH 43110 with a funeral service to follow at 11:30am. Burial will be on Monday, August 22, 2016 at Bayside Cemetery in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin at 10:00am. Donations can be made in his name to the . Online condolences may be found at www.spencefuneralhome.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Aug. 17, 2016
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