Steven Jerome Pierce

On July 6, 2017

Aviary Photo_131444334677614658STEVEN JEROME PIERCE, 70, of Jackson passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at his residence. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Osterberg Funeral Chapel in Jackson, Minnesota with a memorial service, officiated by Pastor Grant Fischer, at 4:00PM.

STEVEN JEROME PIERCE was born on May 27, 1947 in Iowa Falls, Iowa, the son of Oscar and Margaret (Orre) Pierce.  In 1961, the family moved to Lime Creek, Minnesota.  He graduated from Fulda High School in 1965 and in 1968; he graduated from Jackson Vocational and Technical School with a degree in Auto Mechanics.  He worked for Hedenquist Motors as a transmission specialist and mechanic.  He went to work for GKM in Armstrong, Iowa for 17 years before his retirement.  He was united in marriage to Lila Williams on June 28, 1967 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jackson.  They made their home in the Jackson area from 1966 until his passing on Monday, July 4, 2017 at the age of 70 years, 1 month and 7 days.

Steven had been baptized on November 9, 1947 at the English Lutheran Church in Iowa Falls, Iowa and later confirmed at Christ Lutheran church in Slayton, Minnesota.  He later became a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Jackson.  He loved to fish and hunt.  His family was very important to him and he enjoyed working.  He loved to read especially how-to-do-it books and western, his favorite author was Louis Lamoure.

Steven is survived by his wife, Lila Pierce of Jackson; 2 sons, Travis (Stephanie) Pierce of Luverne, Minnesota and Corey (Kathy) Pierce of Armstrong, Iowa and 2 daughters, Shawn Carigan (Steve Stettnichs) of George, Iowa and Stacy (Don) Pegum of Marathon, Florida; 9 grandchildren and 2 brothers, Duane (Martina) Pierce of Polson, Montana and Oscar Pierce of Farmington, New Mexico.

Steven was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Michael Pierce.

Blessed be the memory of Steven Jerome Pierce.


5 Guestbook Entries for “Steven Jerome Pierce”

  • I love you Pierce family! I have so many great memories of Steve–he took care of me and treated me like one of his own sons. And treating me like one of his own sons meant I got a lot of “Bruce, what were you thinking?” comments as he questioned many of my choices and behaviors as a young man. I loved his authenticity! I know above all else how much he loved his family–and I know I am a better man, husband, and father because I knew Steve Pierce.

  • So sorry for the loss of your husband and Dad. Brian Michelson, called to tell me of the loss. Brian and Travis have been friends since High School you will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • My dad…he was & always will be an experience to learn from. He could be serious & joking in the same sentence. One thing I could never doubt, was his love for his family. Dad had a way about getting to the heart of the matter. Whether it be through words, a glance or through alcohol…he was what Pierce’s were made of. Fierce Pierce…till the end & definitely beyond! Love you Daddy!!!! ??

  • So so sorry to see this. My heartfelt well wishes to all.

  • just heard of Steve’s passing so sorry for your lose. worked with Steve at G.K.N. great guy remember always having a pipe in his mouth.

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