Kathryn Mary Pierce
Dec. 19, 1944 — Jan. 30, 2019
Kathryn “Kathy” Mary Pierce, nee Mayer, age 74, was peacefully called
home to her heavenly father on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at her home in
Kathy was born to the late Gilbert and Bernice (nee Miller) Mayer on
Dec. 19, 1944, in Newburg. She and her loving husband of 45 years,
Richard Pierce, are members of Holy Spirit Parish and have lived in
Montgomery for the past 21 years. Kathy, after graduating from West Bend
High School, was employed at the Frankow and Grundahl Clinic in West
Bend for 12 years and also by the Internal Revenue Service for 11 years.
Kathy had lived in Newburg until her marriage to Rich on December 22,
1973, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Newburg. She then moved to
Lawrenceville, Ga. They lived for a short time in Indianapolis and
Waukesha before moving back to Newburg. They lived in Newburg for five
years, where they were members of Holy Trinity Catholic Church before
moving to their present home in Montgomery.
Throughout her 74 years of life, Kathy touched many hearts. She was a
devoted wife and a loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Her love
for her family and her inspiring positive attitude will be remembered by
all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by her family.
Kathy is survived by her husband of 45 years, Richard of Montgomery,
Ala.; 3 sisters: Sharon (Conrad) Fischer of West Bend, Judy Austin of
West Bend and Mary (Bill) Chesak of Newburg; three brothers: Jerry Mayer
(Mary Ellen Dodge) of West Bend, Dan (Carol) Mayer of Newburg and Tom
(Connie) Mayer of Newburg; and her mother-in-law, Mildred R. Pierce of
Cleveland, Ohio. She is further survived by two brothers-in-law: Robert
(Martha) Pierce of Asheville, N.C., and Michael J. (Jo Ann) Pierce of
Philadelphia, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Lisa Litteral of Cleveland, Ohio;
and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Bernice Mayer; her
brother, Gilbert Jr. “Gib” Mayer; her sister-in-law Annie Mayer; her
nephew Mark Mayer and her father-in-law LTC Leon Pierce, US Army.
We will celebrate Kathy’s life with a private family Mass of Christian
burial on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in
Newburg. Inurnment will take place in spring in Holy Trinity Cemetery.
The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family. Online
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