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September 8, 2013

Donald Wayne Pierce

JASONVILLE — Donald Wayne Pierce, 86, of Jasonville, passed away at 11:54 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in his residence. He was born July 1, 1927, in Terre Haute, to Converse Jerry Pierce and Goldie Marie (Beal) Pierce.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemarie Pierce of Jasonville, whom he married on May 15, 1954; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Tim Fougerousse of Jasonville; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Susana Pierce of Bedford, John and Karen Pierce of Jasonville, David Pierce of Jasonville, Roger Bobbi Pierce of Linton, and Paul and Jaci Pierce of Jasonville; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth Ellen and Nilan “Buck” Wilson of Linton; brother-in-law, Charles “Bud” White of Switz City; grandkids, Anna Schoppert, Juliana Pierce, Kristina Avila, Jennifer Jackson, Mark Pierce, Jessica Whelehon, Amanda Pierce, Josh Pierce, Lois Ann Bilyeu, Dylan Bilyeu, Larissa Fougerousse, Donald Pierce, Miranda Pierce, Leigha Pierce, Lyndsey Pierce, and Kayla Pierce; 17 great-grandkids; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sister-in-law, Earl Matthew Pierce, Larry Dean and Kathleen Pierce; and sister, Norma June White.

Donald attended Midland High School class of 1945. He was a retired machinist from NSWC Crane. He was a member of Linton Masonic Lodge 560 Free & Accepted Masons, Jasonville American Legion Post 172, where he was Past Commander, and Worthington Veterans of Foreign Wars. Donald loved his country and was proud to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was also a very devoted family man. Don was involved with the building of the Veteran’s Memorial at Hanna Field. He was a Marine Corps veteran, where he served in World War II and Korean War.

Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home, 218 South Meridian Street, in Jasonville. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, with Masonic memorial services at 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at funeral home with Pastors Darin McDonald and Donald Pierce officiating. Interment will be at Antioch Cemetery in rural Dugger, with military graveside rites.

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