Pierce, Robert John, Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away Sunday morning, July 31, 2011, at Covenant-Cooper, at 83 years of age. Son of Glenn Amos Pierce and Irva Laura Rogers Pierce was born July 1, 1928, in Saginaw. He married Barbara Ann Bolt September 1, 1950, at Ames United Methodist Church. She died in December 2008. Robert was predeceased by his brothers Roger N. Pierce of Saginaw and Richard C. Pierce of Bay City. Children (and spouses) include Dale T Pierce (and Libby) of Niceville, FL; Laura P. Espinosa (and Sherry Johnson) of Saginaw; and Glenn A. Pierce who died in April 1998 (and Kathy Ulrich of Franklintown, PA). He is also survived by three grandchildren and a great grandson. Robert, Barbara, Dale, Glenn, and Laura all graduated from Arthur Hill High School. Robert served as treasurer and as usher at Ames United Methodist Church, was a Knight Templar, Scottish Rite Mason, and member of the Saginaw Shrine club. He was a Saginaw businessman for over four decades. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Ames United Methodist Church, 801 State St. Pastor Mark A. Karls will officiate. Friends may visit with the family beginning at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Ames United Methodist Church missions fund. www.casefuneralhome.com