In loving memory of

Joan Doris Pierce
February 29, 1936 - October 29, 2019

Joan Doris Pierce, 83 of Lewiston died Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester and is now with her daughter, Dawn and her Heavenly Father.
Joan was born February 29, 1936 in Highland, MN to Orvin and Alet (Halverson) Moger. She graduated from Houston High School and went to work at the Plainview Nursing Home. On October 21, 1954, she married Clifford Pierce at Highland Lutheran Church. Once their children were born, Joan stayed home to care for them. Together they owned and operated Cliff's Auto Clinic and The Recreation Bar & Cafe; Joan always took care of the bookkeeping and would fill in wherever was needed. She could often be found cooking at the Rec up until a year ago and will be remembered from many employees as a wonderful and patient mentor. Joan also helped in the kitchen at St. John's School for a few years. She was an active and faithful member of the Lewiston and Utica Presbyterian Churches where she served as an Elder and Deacon.
Joan enjoyed flower gardening, canning, drawing and was an amazing seamstress, sewing many costumes, outfits and doll clothes for her family.
She is survived by her husband, Cliff; three children, Craig Pierce, Steve (Linda) Pierce and Diane (Al) Sommers all of Lewiston; grandchildren, Christopher "Pooter" (Teresa) Pierce, Carla Jorgensen, Catie Pierce, Jenny Pierce, Paul (Fei) Pierce, Tyler Pierce, April Sommers, Janell Sommers and Jay Sommers; great-grandchildren, Bradey Pierce, Carson Pierce, Taylor Pierce Sprenger, Calie Pierce, Cassie Pierce, Michael Jorgensen and Miranda Jorgensen; brothers, Orlie (Rosie) Moger, Dale (Karen) Moger, Arland (Marilyn) Moger, Carroll (Nanci) Moger, and Gary (Karen) Moger; sisters, Carmen (Jim) Prigge and Betty (Mark) Peterson and many nieces and nephews.
Joan was preceded in death by her daughter, Dawn Pierce; granddaughter, Shelby Lynn Pierce; sister, Marion (Jim) Simon and her parents.
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m., Monday, November 4, 2019 at Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service - St. Charles with the Reverend Timothy Gerarden officiating. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m., Sunday and one hour prior to the funeral. She will be laid to rest at Fremont Scotch Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Lewiston Community Center.
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Orv and Janell dahl wrote on Nov 4, 2019:

"To the Pierce Family, You have our deepest sympathy on the passing of your loved one. Bless your family. Orv and Janell Dahl"

Ron & Tressa Tews wrote on Nov 3, 2019:

"Steve, Craig,Cliff Your mom always had a smile, no matter what you 2 boys did! You to Cliff. She was one of the kindest person I've ever met. She'll be missed, until you'll meet again. I'm sure Carol will show her around, so sorry about the loss of your mom & wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ron & Tressa Tews "

Geri La Rocque wrote on Nov 2, 2019:

"Joan was such a good person and put up with so much. She helped so many people with her advice and quiet ways. She was such a strong person. She is in a good place and will be missed by so many. "

Tom & Olivia Heim wrote on Nov 1, 2019:

"Dear Cliff & family, We are sending our sincere sympathy to you & your family. We enjoyed all the years we have been friends. You are all such hard & dedicated workers. Joan will be truly missed by many. Love & prayers, Tom & Olivia Heim"

Roger A Neitzke wrote on Oct 31, 2019:

"Cliff and Family sorry for your loss.Many memories over the years with Cliff and Joan"

vonda mcallister wrote on Oct 31, 2019:

"Cliff and family,so very so very sry for your loss deepest sympanthy to all Vonda mcallister"

Gloria Fort wrote on Oct 31, 2019:

"Cliff and Family, our prayers are with each of you. Joan was a very special lady to many in the Lewiston area. Our deepest Sympathy to all. Roger & Gloria Fort"

Joe Davis wrote on Oct 31, 2019:

"I am so sorry for your families loss. "

Stiles wrote on Oct 31, 2019:

"Carroll and Nanci, So very sorry for your loss. God Bless the Moger and Pierce Families at this most difficult time. Fondly, Jeanine"

Laurie A Kennedy wrote on Oct 30, 2019:

"My deepest sympathy to the entire family. Joan was a good mom and a very hard worker with a friendly smile for anyone she met. Find comfort in the arms of Jesus just as Joan is enjoying now. God bless y;ou all. "

Mary ( Rothering) Bronk wrote on Oct 30, 2019:

"Family.. We are so sorry for your loss, She as a very Lovely Lady, We both loved her and will remember her always, Love Leon & Mary Bronk "