In Loving Memory Of William “Bud” Pierce
A Graveside service will be held February 11, 2013 at Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, NE. No visitation. Memorials have been established for Alzheimer's Research.
William “Bud” Pierce was born August 5, 1921 in Calvin, North Dakota to Charley H. and Lillian (Patton) Pierce, the 4th child of 6 children and passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at Tabitha Nursing Center in Crete, Nebraska at the age of 91 years 2 months and 19 days. Moving to Beaver Crossing, Nebraska with his family in 1932, Bud completed his education at Beaver Crossing High School graduating with the Class of 1939.
After his graduation, he worked in the Black Hills area of South Dakota and in youth group CC camps until he was drafted into the US Army during WWII and was stationed in England. Returning home, he lived in Billings, Montana and with his father operated a filling station.
Bud moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin as an employee of Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewing Company, retiring in 1970. While in Milwaukee, he met and married Evelyn “Eddie” E, Stimac. Upon his retirement he and Evelyn moved to Peoria, Arizona. After Evelyn passed away, Bud returned to Nebraska and made his home in Seward and Lincoln before moving to Crete.
He is survived by his sisters and brother-in-law, Wyone “Tim” Ferguson, Crete and Darlene ”Pete” and Clyde Richards, Lincoln, several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Evelyn “Eddie” in 2003, infant brother, Vonnie Pierce, sisters, Dollas “Dot” Carlson and Lorayne Henke, brothers-in-law, Harold Carlson, Don Ferguson, and Lyle Henke.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Friend. Honorary Pallbearers are Rodger, Dwight and Kevin Henke, Steve and Barry Richards, Shelly Alloway, Doug and Terry Ferguson.