James Edward Pierce


On October 14, 2020, Jim's wife of 30 years lost the love of her life. His sons lost their father, he was their Mickey Mantle. And Oliver, Jim's 4-legged friend, will forever be waiting for him to come home. Besides being a great husband and father, he was proud of his 24 years of sobriety, founding Pierce Sales Inc., his golf game, and hundreds of friendships made along the way, especially life-long friend, Dan McGraw. He loved and passionately supported youth hockey. Jim's "couple hours at the rink" meant 9:00 am to 9:00 pm cheering on his boys, judging every rink's "super-Snack" with his buddies, and watching any and all other games happening in-between. He died of pancreatic cancer after a 7-year battle. A warrior, he survived 78 rounds of chemo a badge he wore proudly. He leaves behind his wife, Leslie; sons, Brett and Jake (special friend, Syd Dondlinger); siblings, Kitty White, Patty (Larry) Mauren, Fred (Carol) Pierce, Susan (Tom) Hedlund, Janet (Wayne) Borgeson; favorite mother-in-law, Betty Jacobson; his hero, Dr. Michaela Tsai; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fritz and Mary Pierce; brother, Mike; and father-in-law, Cliff Jacobson.

Jim's Celebration of Life Tailgate has been rescheduled for October 31, 2020. Gill Brothers Funeral Home Parking Lot, 9947 Lyndale Ave S., Bloomington, MN 55420. 12:00-3:00 p.m. Parking is available at the Church of the Nativity of Mary. A mask is required to attend.

Please no flowers, memorials are preferred. GOMF! GILLBROTHERS.com BLOOMINGTON, MN 952-888-7771