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Service Details

Visitation:

Sunday, March 11, 2018
4:00 to 7:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines

Service:

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Visitation only
(See above)

Disposition:

Cremation following visitation
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines

Arrangements:

Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Des Moines

Gerald "Jerry" W. Piercy Gerald “Jerry” William Piercy, 78, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at his home with his wife by his side.

There will be a Celebration of Life from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines.

Jerry was born February 2, 1940, in Algona, Iowa, to Luther and Irene (Bonnstetter) Piercy. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and loved bowling. Jerry was on the Hickland Diesel Team for many years and went on to bowl in the Iowa Senior Games. Jerry loved his cats, Missy and Alex. In his youth, Jerry raced stock cars and enjoyed fishing and playing Yahtzee.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Diane; his children, Laura Piercy (Ron), Lynne (Duane) Skinner, Lisa (Gordan) Perkins, LeeAnna (John) Wilkinson, Cristy (Jim) Rhoades, Lucinda (Alan) Johnson, and Jeff (Becky) Piercy; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; siblings, Clara (Kurt) Campbell and Virgil (Ellen) Piercy; sister-in-law, Alice Piercy; and several nieces and nephews.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Irene Piercy; and his brothers, Jim and Bob Piercy.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Ankeny Animal Rescue League in loving memory of Jerry.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.