Geraldine F. “Gerri” Pierce

Posted May 8, 2013 at 12:51 pm

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Geraldine F. “Gerri” Pierce, 79, of 210 1st Ave East, Cascade, Iowa, died Friday, May 3, 2013 at 5:13 a.m. at Manor Care Health Services in Dubuque.

Friends and relatives of Gerri called from 2 to 8 p.m., Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, Iowa, where a Catholic Daughter of America Rosary was held at 4:30 p.m. and a wake service at 7:30 p.m.

Services for Gerri were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 6, 2013 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Cascade, with Rev. Douglas Loecke officiating. Burial was held in Calvary Cemetery in Cascade.

She was born on Aug. 27, 1933 in Hopkinton, Iowa, daughter of Donald and Evelyn (Supple ) Lewis. On June 20, 1970 she was united in marriage to Charles “Chuck” Pierce in Cascade.

Gerri was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Gerri dearly enjoyed being with her bingo friends and acquaintances.

She was a member of St. Peters Parish in Temple Hill, Iowa, a member of the Catholic Daughters of the America’s-Out Blessed Mother Court5 #1926.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Pierce of Cascade; two sons, Donnie (Rosie) Topping of Onslow, and Denny (Rose) Topping of Dubuque; one daughter-in-law, Joanie Topping of Cascade; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Kenny Lewis, Maynard Lewis and Terry (Linda) Lewis all of Monticello; two sisters, JoAnn Egger of Monticello, Donna (Steve) Koob of Monticello, and a brother-in-law, Carl Merfeld of Monticello; several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; one son, Thomas Topping on January 4, 2009; and a step-son, Scott Pierce; two sisters, Mary Gudenkauf and Peggy Merfeld; and two brothers-in-law, Ron Egger and Carl Gudenkauf.

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Aug. 27, 1933-May 3, 2013