Lincoln resident Ronald “Ron” A. Pierce Jr., 69, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013 in Lincoln.
Memorial service is 1:00pm, Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Fellowship Community Church, 8601 Holdrege Street, Lincoln.
Memorials may be given to his family.
Ron was born June 26, 1943 in San Fernando, California, the son of Ronald A. and Mildred R. (Pierce) Pierce Sr. He grew up in California and graduated from Nevada Union in Grass Valley, California with the class of 1961. Ron served his country in the United States Air Force from June 11, 1962 to July 21, 1970. He was a Postman and worked in the US Post Office in Auburn, California, retiring in 1987. Ron moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in the mid 1990’s and went to work for Telex. He married Joy Raskob on May 10, 2008. Ron was a member of the Moose Club in Lincoln, California and the Fellowship Community Church in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Ron is survived by his wife, Joy of Lincoln; daughter, Stephanie Purkey and her husband Robert of Eugene, Oregon; son, Sam Pierce and his girlfriend Lori Greenwood of Lincoln; three grandchildren, Robert and Dustin Purkey, Mercedes Greenwood; two great grandchildren Preston and Lillie Purkey; sister, Ronneen Holden and her husband Harold of Lincoln; brother Frank Ellis of Santa Rosa, California; mother-in-law, Dorothy Raskob of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, W. Scott Pierce; sister, Betty Rae Pierce; brother, Bill Ellis; and sister-in-law, Leora Ellis.