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John Pierce

April 10, 1944 — January 6, 2023

Kelly Lake

John W. Pierce
April 10, 1944- Jan 6, 2023
John W. Pierce age 78 of Kelly Lake passed away at his home Friday January 6,
2023. John was born April 10 th ,1944 in Trego, WI to Everett and Germaine
(Trucheon) Pierce. John grew up in Kelly Lake, he joined the National Guard and
was honorably discharged in 1964. He was joined in marriage to Rose Ann
Zozgornick in August of 1966 at St. Annes Catholic Church in Kelly Lake. In
1973 John started work at Butler Brothers before retiring from National Steel
Pellet Company in 2004, where he worked for 30 years as a tractor operator. The
outdoors were John’s favorite place to be. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He enjoyed watching and working on race cars. He loved playing horseshoes with
family and friends at the Hibbing horseshoe club, and he was a member of the
Hibbing Rifle Range. He was also member of Kelly Lake community center at St.
Annes until its closure. John loved helping his neighbors and friends all over town.
He was preceded in death by his parents Everett and Germaine, his wife, Rose
Ann and his siblings Mary Olson, Everett Pierce and Paul Pierce. He is survived
by his sons John (Nicol) Pierce Jr., Dan (Kristina) Pierce, his siblings Ray (Sue)
Pierce, Fern (Donnie) Santa, Roseanne (Tony) Koprivech, Henry (Cheryl) Pierce,
Terry (Leone) Pierce, Jackie (Mike) Brookes, Mike (Mona) Pierce, Judy Pierce,
and his grandchildren Drake (Jamee) Waters, Mallory Pierce, Katie and Miranda
Pierce, Veronika Wilson, his great-grandchildren, Liam and Adley Waters and
Luciana Wilson. Fr. Bill Skarich will celebrate Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am
Friday, January 20, 2023 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Hibbing.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 am until the Mass at 11:00 am at the church.
Interment will be held at the Maple Hill Cemetery Columbarium at a later date.

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