Pierce Wilson Obituary

Pierce Michael Wilson
Pierce Michael Wilson
Pierce Michael Wilson

June 7, 1951 - May 12, 2015
Born in Sioux City, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Pierce Michael Wilson, 63, passed away May 12, 2015 in Des Moines after fighting pancreatic cancer with dignity and courage. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Des Moines. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, May 18, at Dakota City Cemetery in Dakota City, NE.

Pierce was born June 7, 1951 in Sioux City, Iowa, son of Howard Galen and Elizabeth June Wilson. He worked as a Board Executive for the Iowa Department of Public Health for over 30 years. Pierce made many lifelong friends. He was a season football ticket holder and an avid supporter of the Iowa Hawkeyes. Pierce was a passionate gardener and loved taking his beloved Beagle, Kirby, for walks. He loved spending time with his family.

Pierce is survived by his wife of 29 years, Shawn Marie Wilson , his daughter, Ashlee Alyse Wilson of Iowa City, Mother, Elizabeth June Wilson and sister, Jennifer L. Wilson, both of Sioux City. He was preceded in death by his father.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Iles-Westover Chapel. Contributions may be made to the family, American Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, May 15, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church
600 Sixth Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Saturday, May 16, 2015
11:00 AM
Dakota City Cemetery
Dakota City, NE US
Monday, May 18, 2015
1:00 PM