William Pierce

Staff Writer
Washington Times-Reporter

William H. “Bill” Pierce, 92, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at Washington Christian Village.

Born Feb. 17, 1915, in Evansville, Ind., to Claude and Elizabeth Pierce, he married Marjorie M. Miller Oct. 9, 1943, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Washington. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Cindy (Jerry) Brown of Washington; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was a machinist at Caterpillar Tractor Co. for more than 33 years, retiring in 1971.

An avid fisherman and hunter, he belonged to numerous hunting clubs in the Peoria area.

Services were Feb. 16 at Deiters Funeral Home in Washington. The Rev. Alice Gwin officiated.