Chuck Pierce, 45

July 23, 1978 - 
Dec. 23, 2023
CRESCO - Charles ‘Chuck’ Michael Pierce passed away on Dec. 23, 2023, suddenly in his home.  He was 45 years old.
 Chuck was born July 23, 1978 in Cresco to Michael and LaRita (Riehle) Pierce. 
Chuck attended Notre Dame Elementary, and then attended Crestwood Jr. High and High School.  He actively participated in football and choir, and graduated in the ‘best class but naughtiest class of 1997’.  Chuck worked at Fareway in Cresco during high school, then after, went to Featherlite where he found his passion for welding. Following Featherlite, 
Chuck worked for Gene Koschmeder, where he perfected his love for building and the need to be precise. Chuck worked 15+ years at Manahan's Machine Shop. After leaving Manahan's, he continued welding independently and most recently joined the team at Preston Protein in Preston, MN, in the maintenance department.
 Chuck married Rebecca ‘Becky’ Richardson on July 21, 2007 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cresco.  They had been best friends since junior high and found their way back to each other later in life when they needed each other the most.  Chuck was an amazing loving father to Dylan, Keeaunna, Makiah and in 2017, Chuck and Rebecca completed their family by adding Kenzie.  Chuck’s family was his life. He enjoyed camping, jet skiing, boating, hunting, most recently, Chuck fell in love with fishing but most importantly he loved doing this with his entire family.  Chuck loved traveling, taking many trips to Florida where he created amazing memories.
 Chuck is survived by his wife, Becky, of 16 1/2 years; children Dylan (Brittany), Keeaunna, MaKiah, Kenzie; mom, LaRita Pierce; brother Tyler; grandfather, Wayne (Grumpy) Halstead; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tim and Donna Fontana, father-in-law, Michael Richardson, sister-in-law, Jodi (Jeremiah) Tacker, sister-in-law,  Sarah (James) Kryger; and many aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
 Chuck was preceded in death by his Dad and his best friend, Mike ‘Speedy Mike’  Pierce; grandfather, Fred Riehle, Jr.; grandmother, Mildred Riehle; grandfather,  Charles Pierce and grandmother, Ellen Halstead.
 Funeral Service for Chuck will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, 2024, at the Cresco Community Chapel in Cresco, with Pastor Gordon Eggleston officiating.  Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024, at the Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home of Cresco, and will continue Friday morning from 10-11 a.m. at the church prior to the start of the service.  Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Cresco.

Cresco Times

Phone: 563-547-3601
Fax: 563-547-4602

Cresco TPD
214 N. Elm Street
Cresco, IA 52136

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Manage my subscriptions

Subscribe to Breaking News feed