LAKELAND, Fla.

Vivian M. Pearce (nee Heckler)

April 4, 1927 - Jan. 2, 2009

Vivian M. Pearce of Lakeland, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on January 2, 2009, surrounded by her family. She was born in Napoleon, Ohio, on April 4, 1927, the daughter of Harry and Eva Heckler.

Vivian grew up in Waukesha, where she graduated from Waukesha High School, married and raised a family. Vivian and her husband George retired to the Cypress Lakes community in Lakeland, Florida. Vivian and George celebrated 60 years of marriage in June 2008.

Vivian will be sadly missed by her husband, George W. Pearce of Lakeland, FL; daughters, Linda (Daniel) Butler, Aimee (Richard) Day, Peggy (David) Hershberger; grandchildren, William (Shannon) Butler, Keri (Andrew) Jackson, Beth (Timothy) Lawrence, Katie (Michael) Ouding; great-grandchildren, Grace, Brady, Drew, Christian, Blessing, Victoria, Evangeline and Timmy; brother, Julian (Palma) Heckler of Santa Rose, CA; and other relatives and many friends.

The family wishes to thank Cornerstone Hospice for their kind and considerate care. Donations in Vivianís name may be sent to Cornerstone Hospice, 2590 Havendale Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880.