Muriel Pierce, 73

Muriel B. Pierce, age 73 of Mendon, went home to the Lord on Tuesday March 16, 2010 at the Three Rivers Health Hospice Suite following a long illness. She was born in Manistique on May 12, 1936 the daughter of Howard and Bessie (Brown) Casteel. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, George Dewey; and 2 brothers, Harold Casteel and Ivan Casteel. 

Muriel is survived by her husband, Rev. Ward Pierce of Mendon, whom she married in 1966; 2 daughters, Melody Mitchell of White Cloud, and Michelle Robrahn (Dan) of Middleville; 11 grandchildren; brother, Harvey (Carolyn) Casteel of Manistique; sisters, Evelyn Sanchez of Geneva Hills, WI and Vivian Casteel of Burlington, WI; sister in law, Cheryl Casteel of Manistique; and numerous other relatives. 

She was a loving wife and mother, and served faithfully with her husband, Ward in the several churches to which they had been appointed. Muriel was a great and compassionate friend to all. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and was a collector of angels. 

Visitation will be Monday March 22, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon where there will be an Eastern Star ceremony at 8 p.m. Monday. 

There will be two memorial services. The first will be Tuesday March 23, 2010 at 2 p.m. in the Mendon United Methodist Church. The second service will be Wednesday March 24, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the Lakewood United Methodist Church in Lake Odessa with Rev. George Speas of the Sunfield Church of the Brethren, and John Waite officiating at both services. An interment of ashes will take place later Wednesday in Mesick. 

Memorial donations are suggested to any of the following United Methodist Churches:

Mesick, Harrietta, Brethren, Lake City, Wesley Park of Wyoming, MI, Buchanan,

Lakewood of Lake Odessa, Mendon, West Mendon, or to the United Methodist Committee on Relief. 

Cards and letters may be mailed to Rev. Ward Pierce, P.O. Box 308, Mendon, MI 49072

An online register is available, and condolences may be left at www.eickhofffuneralhome.com

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