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John A. Pierce

John A. Pierce, 65, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Solon, after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer and a recent stroke.
A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Solon United Methodist Church, followed by a gathering at Lake Macbride Golf Course from 4-7 p.m. Patrons are requested to wear Black and Gold or Cubbie Blue.
Memorials are established with the American Cancer Society and the Solon Community Food Pantry, where he volunteered.
Jones-Eden Funeral Home, in Washington, is in charge of cremation.
John Allen Pierce was born Nov. 17, 1950, in Cedar Rapids, the youngest son of Forrest (Frosty) and Helen (Greazel) Pierce. He was a 1969 graduate of Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School. He graduated from University of Northern Iowa in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts. He was an Industrial Arts teacher at Clinton High School and Cedar Rapids Prairie until 1985 and then was the sales manager for Star Food Service until his retirement in 2011. He married Roxene Kay Heddens on July 28, 1990, at their home on Lake Macbride.
John was an avid Hawkeye and Cubs fan which meant he was a very optimistic, positive person. Golfing and fishing were two of his favorite pastimes. He loved to entertain friends and family on the pontoon boat at Lake Macbride. He and his wife enjoyed travel, especially cruises. He was a good and helpful friend to all.
John will be dearly missed by his wife Roxene; one sister, Patty (Jary) Ernberger, of Estero, Florida; one brother, Ron (Karmen) Pierce, of Racine, Wisconsin; two sisters-in-law Claudette Heddens, of North Liberty, and Dr. Heather Heddens (Steve Olson), of Washington; five nieces and one nephew; four great nieces and five great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.