Bom-Wrapper

Duane Pierson

Duane Pierson

Wednesday October 21, 2020

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Duane Pierson, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Duane Pierson.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Duane's Tribute Fund's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Duane's Tribute Fund's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.

Obituary

Obituary for Duane "Pepper" Pierson

Duane (Pepper) Pierson, age 86 of Avon, passed away on October 21st, 2020.
Duane was born on September 6th, 1934 in Chaska to Helen and Cyril Pierson. Duane is survived by his wife of 66 years Gloria and 3 daughters: Lori (Terry) Childers of Chaska, Stacie (Tim) Bensen of Maple Grove, and Michele (David) Swantek of St. Cloud; he was preceded in death by his son Randy. Duane is also survived by 6 grandchildren: Tim Pierson, Michael Childers, David Childers, Blake (Courtney) Rychner, Skylar Rychner, and Teddy Bensen. Duane was one of four children and is survived by his sisters: Marlene Workman and Nettie Pass (both of Chaska). He was preceded in death by his brother Willie.
When Duane was a young boy, he had a black lab named Pepper. When his dog died, his friends started calling him Pepper, a nickname that stuck for the rest of his life. Pepper and Gloria met in high school and were married on August 7, 1954. Pepper served in the US Army Reserves for six years. Pepper and Gloria moved to Avon in 1971, started a bait shop and turned it into Avon Marine. Pepper delivered bait for over 60 years and was also a dedicated volunteer fireman and Lions Club member since moving to Avon. Pepper loved socializing with his many friends during Happy Hour and had a knack for pulling winning pull tabs. He also had a passion for fishing, was a long-time member of the fishing club, and his grandson swears he is the best sunny fisherman that ever lived. He loved boats and watched his son race all over the country. He watched his 3 daughters raise their own children and pursue careers. He was very proud of all of them.
Pepper was loved by so many in the community and his smiling face will be missed by all. A remembrance gathering will be scheduled at a later date.

God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around you, and whispered, “Come with Me.”
With tearful eyes we watched you suffer, and saw you fade away.
Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, you are now at peaceful rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us, he only takes the best.

Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Duane

Service Details

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each

Subscribe to Updates

We encourage you to share any memorable photos or stories about Duane. All tributes placed on and purchased through this memorial website will remain on in perpetuity for generations.

Tribute Wall

Private Condolence
Would you like to attach a photo to your condolence?

Make Memories Last

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Duane here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Loading...

Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

Share by: