Harold L. Pierce Jr.

March 12, 1948April 1, 2014
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Harold Lorrain Pierce Jr. joined his Lord and Savior April 1, 2014 after a courageous battle with laryngeal cancer. Harold was born in Grand Rapids Michigan on March 12, 1948. In 1968 Harold joined the Armed Services and proudly served in the Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. Following his military duty Harold spent 30 years with General Motors followed by 10 years as a bus driver for Northview Public Schools. Harold is survived by his loving wife since 1973, Kathy Ann (McKelvey) and their children, Kyle (Emily) Pierce, Jason (Crystal) Pierce, as well as their grandchildren, Caden, Colby, Trenton and Sophia. Also surviving are Harold’s mother Clara Jane Pierce, his special Aunt Marge Berrevoets and his sisters Annette Pierce and Shelly (Ken) Loose as well as many nieces and nephews. Harold’s very dear friend Ken Krajewski survives as well. Harold was preceded in death by his father, Harold Sr. Harold was a family oriented man who had a special relationship with his grandchildren. He also was an avid golfer and fisherman who enjoyed spending many days with his closest friends at numerous courses and lakes throughout Michigan. He also enjoyed his role as a goal judge for the Grand Rapids Griffins. Lastly, Harold was a proud business owner of Sew-Little-Time Embroidery. Harold will be greatly missed by family and friends. Please join Harold’s family for a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday April 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Saint Jude Catholic Church with Father Thomas Page as celebrant. Friends may visit with the family at Reyers North Valley Chapel Sunday evening, April 6, 2014 from 6-8 PM as well as at the Church one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Northview Education Foundation.


  • Visitation Sunday, April 6, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, April 7, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 7, 2014

Harold L. Pierce Jr.

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Donna Morris

May 31, 2014

My precious friend Clara, my empathy is with you and your family. I just found this notice on line May 30, 2014. Doc and I had a lot of fun together growing up. I am so glad younad my MOther were such great freinds. I lookforward to the day as born again believers in Chirst we will see Doc and my Mother in Heaven. Love and prayers Donna J Morris

Nancy Gitchel

April 7, 2014

Kathy & Family. I'm very sorry to hear about Doc. Your in my thoughts & prays. Nancy

Marcia Johnson

April 7, 2014

So sorry for your loss, thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort for all of you today and during this difficult time.

Tennille and Mike Rasmussen

April 7, 2014

Kathy, Kyle, Jason and family,

We are so sorry for your loss. He has left a void in all of our lives.

As we come together to celebrate Doc, shead tears and smile with memories know how much of an impact he made in our lives. We have so many years with laughter and love to remind us how lucky we were to call him "family". Boating, fishing, fires, food, music, cards, books and stories will forever be a part of our story Thanks to you Doc and family.

Thank you for all the love and support Doc, we know you are pain free now and the Goals are awesome along with your putting green in Heaven....... until we meet again...

Love Mike and Tennille

We love you Grandpa Doc..... love your Girls Taylor, AliJanna and Addasen

April 7, 2014

Kathy & Family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this rough time. Doc and you became special friends to me in the North Tunnel. The games will never been the same without his smiling face, jokes and just his presence. I love you both and will sincerely miss Doc.
Denise Haney

April 6, 2014

Ken and Shelly,

Sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Max and Val Carroll and Margaret DeVrou

April 6, 2014

Dear were the first person I met in Northview and you always were so cheerful and such a wonderful presence at West. With you was Doc and the two of you were so kind and generous to so many people. He will be missed. Your entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May the good times and sweet memories sustain you in the days ahead. Mary Lou Ohnsman

Allison Cowell

April 5, 2014

Sorry for your loss. Doc was a great bus driver. I liked seeing him every day and he was very nice to me.

June Alward

April 5, 2014

Sending warm loving hugs and heartfelt sympathies to Clara, Annette, Shelley and Ken and family.

April 5, 2014

So sorry for your loss. will keep you in our thoughts & prayers
Cousin, Steve, Sue. & Ryan Willard