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Keith H. Pierce Aug. 6, 1916 - March 1, 2009

WILLMAR -- Keith Henry Pierce, 92, of Willmar, formerly of Van Nuys, Calif., died Sunday at Bethesda Pleasant View Nursing Home in Willmar.

A graveside service will be in early May. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Fisher. Arrangements with Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home of Crookston.

He was born in Aug. 6, 1916, in Lansing, Iowa, to Harry and Ethel (Arms) Pierce. He grew up and and attended Central High School in Crookston. He served in the Army in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of operations during World War II.

He married Marjorie E. Olson on June 18, 1944, in Crookston. Following the war, they moved to Van Nuys, Calif., where he worked for Northrop Corporation in the research and development department until he retired in the mid-1980s. He moved to Willmar in 2006 to be closer to family.

He is survived by two brothers: Floyd Pierce of Willmar, and Curtis (and Alice) Pierce of Benson.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2006 and one sister.