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 Opal Berniece <I>Hanson</I> Pierce

Opal Berniece Hanson Pierce

Birth
Reinbeck, Grundy County, Iowa, USA
Death 24 Oct 2012 (aged 101)
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA
Burial Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 100119109 · View Source
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Opal Berniece Pierce, 101, passed away peacefully at the IOOF Home, Mason City, Iowa, early Wednesday morning, Oct. 24, 2012. She was four days away from her 102nd birthday.
A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, at the First Congregational Church, 205 W. 10th Ave. N., Clear Lake, Iowa, with the Rev. Brad Thornton officiating. Visitation will be one hour preceding the service at the church. According to her wishes, her body has been cremated. Burial will be in the Clear Lake Cemetery.
Opal was born Oct 28, 1910, in Reinbeck, Iowa, the fifth child of eight to Tom and Melissa (Benson) Hanson. When she was 5 the family moved to her grandfather's farm 7 miles southwest of Clear Lake. She graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1929.
She met Shelby Pierce at Moffett & Thompson Garage while getting her car worked on. They were married Sept. 17, 1938. They enjoyed 71 happy years of marriage.
Opal loved to cook and entertain. She was known for her wonderful pies. They used to go to the Surf for dances, played cards often and traveled a lot.
She was a dedicated member of the First Congregational Church in Clear Lake. She was in the kitchen quite often there also. She loved their different "groups of friends" that they frequently got together with.
She was proceeded in death by husband, Shelby (Jan 2, 2010); sisters, Leona Collinson, Vernetta Jacobson, Viola Williams, brothers, Allen Hanson, Tommy and Lester; two grandchildren and her parents.
Survivors include, daughters, Nancy (Jim) Hoffman, and Conny (Jim) Redway, grandchildren and great grandchildren and her sister Theone Wood.


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  • Maintained by: Roland J. Dillon Boulware
  • Originally Created by: Richard Bohn
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100119109
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Opal Berniece Hanson Pierce (28 Oct 1910–24 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100119109, citing Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Roland J. Dillon Boulware (contributor 46895346) .