Donn Richard Pierce

Born: Fri., Oct. 25, 1935
Died: Sun., Feb. 7, 2010

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Donn Richard Pierce

October 25, 1935 - February 7, 2010

Claypool, IN- Donn Richard Pierce, 74, (Palestine Lake) passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2010 after a brief illness. Donn attended Central High School and South Bend College of Commerce. He was born on October 25, 1935 in South Bend to the late Donald Adam and Elsie (Fozo) Pierce.

He served in the Korean War and after many years retired from Carborundum/ Unifrax. He was a member of the Gold Wing Club Chapter F of Warsaw, American Legion Post 49 of Warsaw, DAV Post 19 of Elkhart, Moose and Eagles of Warsaw and Legion Riders of Kosciusko County. His lifelong love of fishing and gardening gave him great enjoyment.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Jeanne (Ward) Pierce; children Cyndi (Deb Davis) Pierce of Wakarusa, IN, Debby (Troy) Winnestaffer of Millersport, OH, Gregory Scott (Maurilia) Pierce II of Murfreesboro, TN; grandchildren Amber, Adam (Amber) of Ohio, Mayra, Scotty, Leanne of TN; great grandchildren, Savannah and Conner of Ohio; brother, Gary Pierce of Minneapolis, MN; nieces, Sara (Allen Holzheimer) Pierce of Minneapolis, MN, Abby Pierce of Indianapolis, IN; great nephew Pierce of MN.

We remember a man who loved and was loved deeply and dearly by his family and friends. He will be immeasurably missed.

The family would like to thank the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care for their loving care and kindness.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN 46637,

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Hahn Funeral Home 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka is in charge of handling the arrangements.

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Marlene Blackford and Bill Grow

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Jeanne, and the rest of your family. If there is anything we can do please just ask.


I would like to send my condolence to the Pierce family. In times like this I reflect on the God's promise in John 5;28,29 of a resurrection of our dead loved ones. I hope this note brings you comfort at this time.

brad and cheryl gentry

sorry for your lost. always enjoyed working with donn, and have good memories of a few motorcycle trips together thru the years.

will miss seeing him at the unifrax events to catch up on his triking adventures.


For YOU sir I am forever Grateful.. R.I.P. Sir from a Grateful Nation. Thoughts and prayers to the family of this American Hero..

(((HUGGS))) JJ

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Josh Vetor

I am Sorry to here about this I will miss him following us on our rides this year I enjoyed going out to his place last summer putting in his new Land Scape Wall He was a nice guy to be around He will Be MISSED Very Much

Josh Vetor American Legion Rider Post 258

John Salmons

Donn was and always shall be my friend. He was one of my most loyal and involved legion riders and he always had a way to make people laugh and feel good about being wherever we were at. I will miss Donn's smile and friendly demeaner and I wish and hope for the very best for well my brother!You have finished the race.


Steve and Gerri Reisinger (Claypool)

...we became friends the first time we met. What a wonderful guy. May God continue to bless his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

Julius (Juf) Wesszo

Jeanne and Family:

Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss. Donn was a great friend over the years and I have many fond memories of the times we shared. May God Bless you and help you through this difficult time.


Debbie Wesszo

Jeanne, Cyndi, Debbie and Greg;

I am very sad to hear about your loss. Donn was a good person and will be missed. I have many fond memeories of Donn and all of you from when I was growing up. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.


Pat 'Hank' Fraizer

I met Don twice and enjoyed his spirit. He was so happy with that trike.

Being a Vietnam Veteran I say, "Welcome Home Brother'. God Bless for all that he did for our country.

janet wantuch

I want to send my condolences at this time of grief. I too share in these feelings since I just lost my husband of 23 years on jan. 17, 2010. I know there are no words to help what you are feeling. Just remember all of the good times.


Sandy Pierce Wantuch

Dear Jeanne, Cindy, Debby, and Greg,

So sorry to hear of Donn's passing. (We still call him Sonny) I have a lot of great memories of your family and will forever hold them dear and close to my heart. It seems like the older we get, we learn the importance of family. I will pray for all of you and hope you will find comfort.


Mark "Skidmark" Harmon

Good bye my fellow ALR rider. It is never easy losing those we care about but I also know that they are in a much better place than is found in this life we have on earth. I didnt know Donn well but did have the opportunity to meet him through the American Legion Riders. Rest in peace my fellow rider and I hope you get to ride for eternity on the Golden Highways in Heaven.

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