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.
Please share a memory of Joan, sign her online guestbook and view her video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com.
To the Pierce Family,
You have our deepest sympathy on the passing of your loved one. Bless your family.
Orv and Janell Dahl
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
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.
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