Pierce Jr., Albert Luke
January 7, 1930 – February 9, 2014
Age 84 of Roseville, MN. Born in Kalispell, MT and raised in Bigfork, MT. Preceded in death by wife, Donna; parents, Albert and Margaret Pierce. Survived by sons Rick (Julie), Dan, and Brian Pierce; grandchildren Andrew (Kara) Pierce, Melinda, and Karen Pierce; great-grandson, Andrew James Pierce, sister, Jane Fagerland; cousin, Ron (Carol) Pierce. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Al was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was the family photographer, an avid golfer, master of the barbecue grill, and an enthusiastic (although unsuccessful) fisherman. He never gave up on his beloved Minnesota Vikings. He loved summers on the St. Croix River and winters in Siesta Key, FL. He was quiet, with a dry sense of humor, and a great big heart. He tenderly cared for his wife of 58 years, Donna, until she passed away one month prior to his death, and we are happy they are now reunited. Al attended Edison Technical College in Seattle, WA, and was then hired by UNIVAC (later Unisys) in St. Paul, where he worked for over 30 years. He was a member of the Roseville Lions and Roseville Jaycees, and volunteered at Roseville Lutheran Church. Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff of Eaglecrest Arbor and Optage Hospice for their loving care of Al. A celebration of his life will be held at Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 Roselawn Ave. W., Roseville, on Friday, February 21, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. with lunch following. Memorials preferred to Alzheimer’s Association , Animal Humane Society, American Cancer Society , or Roseville Lutheran Church.