Rose Marie Pierce

Nov 7, 2018
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10:00 AM Monday, November 12, 2018 at Locke Funeral Home


3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Locke Funeral Home


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Rose Marie Pierce, 76, Parkersburg, formerly of Grundy Center, Waterloo and Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Parker Place Retirement Community in Parkersburg.

She was born January 23, 1942 in Utica, NY, daughter of George and Florence Hayes Izer. She married Daniel McGrane April 28, 1962 in Waterloo and later divorced; she then married David G. Pierce, Sr., November 7, 1992 in Waterloo. She graduated from East High School in 1960. She worked 20 years at Manor Care Health Services as a nurses' aid and then in human resources and social services. She and David also owned D & R Antiques in Grundy Center.

She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Cedar Falls where she volunteered. Rose enjoyed flying to London, England to visit her pen pal of 55 years and held many service certificates to aid and volunteer in her community.

Rose is survived by her husband David Pierce, Sr. of Cedar Falls, IA; three sons, Troy McGrane of Cedar Rapids, IA, Quincy (Lois) McGrane and Jeff (Dorothy) McGrane, both of Waterloo, IA; one daughter, Michelle Uthe of Waterloo, IA; one stepdaughter, Sandra (Dave) Kidder of Waterloo, IA; one stepson, Roger Pierce of Waterloo, IA; nine grandchildren, Jesse, Marlys, Richard and Francis McGrane, Scott Evers, Trevor and Hunter Uthe, and Ryan and Heather Edeker; two great-grandchildren, Kinley Edeker and Kyra McMorris; three sisters, Rita Izer O'Brien of Waterloo, IA, Barbara (Dave) Gibson of Broken Bow, NE, and Lucille "Ruth" Izer of Iowa City, IA; one brother, William "Bill" Izer of Splendora, TX; and one sister-in-law, Norma Izer of Waterloo, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a stepson, David Pierce, Jr.; and a brother, Robert “Buck” Izer.

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  1. Danny Rookaird | Nov 12, 2018
    So sorry for your loss.  I remember her as a caring Mother and person as we grew up on Kingsley.  My families deepest sympathies 
  2. Monica Izer | Nov 08, 2018
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother (Aunt Rose) , Troy, Jeff, Quincy and Michelle. It is hard to loose a parent. Always remember all the good times you shared with her. After dad passed I believe that he is now my guardian angel. Your mother is now your guardian angel! Even though they are not here with us physically they are always in our hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I will never forget your mom. I love you guys and if you want to talk, I'm here for you!
  3. Monica Izer | Nov 08, 2018
    Aunt Rose was a wonderful, caring woman. She was a very good cook, I remember going to family picnics when I was a kid and I couldn't wait to see what Aunt Rose brought. Rose and I got pretty close before and after my dad  Robert (Buck) her brother passed away. I would tease her and she would give it right back to me. We talked about different things only to find out that we had alot in common. I am just as arnry as she was, I always thought that I got it from my dad, but I think I got alot from Rose. I am glad that we had the chance to really get to know each other. I was blessed to have her in my life. I am greatful to spend time with her at the nursing home before she passed away. I will miss the laughs that we shared. I will miss you Aunt Rose, but never forget you. I love you! R.I.P. Rose!

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