Kraeer Funeral Home & Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens

200 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach, FL


Nancy R. Bierman

March 16, 1936November 28, 2019

Nancy Lee BIERMAN began her life’s journey on March 16, 1936 in Alleghany County, Pennsylvania. She was the youngest of three children born to Earl William Ray and Louis Rebecca (Fargo) Ray. She grew up in the Greensburg area, graduating in 1954 from Shaler Area High School. She then went on to attend Robert Morris University where she once stated that her plan was “to get her a degree in accounting and retire as a spinster”. That all changed with a guy name Al, who after meeting her told everyone on campus that he had met the women he was going to marry. October 12, 1957 in Glenshaw, PA, her and Albert Henry Bierman, jr. were married. After both her and Al graduated, they set about creating a life together.

It could be said Nancy’s life was filled with loss, but her Faith was her rock. She was active in her walk with God and the following of Jesus Christ’s example.

She was an avid crafter and provided a plethora of hand-made gifts full of love. She was independent, reliable, loving, caring, and giving. She could be stubborn and opinionated, but always fair. She was a tenacious card player, avid reader and enjoyed a hearty laugh.

She was a Gold-Star wife; involved in Stephens Ministry; Cokesbury United Methodist Women; along with other endeavors within the church and community in Margate, FL. Always willing to open her door, provide a meal, and conversation; she cared for those around her, helping in any way that she could. Nancy completed her earthly journey on November 28, 2019 peacefully cared for by the loving staff of AGAPE Hospice and Westminster Health and Rehab in Rock Hill, SC. A special nod to Alison (Agape Hospice), and the very loving nursing staff at Westminster (especially BETH).

She was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Louis Ray; her brothers Harold L. Ray and Carl F. Ray; the love of her life Al Bierman, jr.; her oldest son Al Bierman, III; and her much beloved granddaughter Jennifer B. Smith.

She is survived by her son Carl Ray Bierman and his wife Michelle of Melbourne, FL; niece Pam R. Dougherty and husband Jim of Pinehurst, NC; grandson James A. Luper and wife Misty of Melbourne, FL, grandson Captain Reginald T. Luper and wife Kerrie of Aurora, CO, great-grandchildren – Kayla and Carlee Smith; Addison and Alexandra Luper; Amelia and Skylur Luper; LeeAnna, BriAnna, and Trey White; Bailee and Isabella Luper; and a host of beloved friends and relatives. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery located at 200 W. Copans Road, Pompano Beach, FL. There will be a graveside service Monday, December 9, 2019 at 3PM.

Thank you to the many family, friends, and professionals, who have provided care not only for Nancy, but who have supported Carl and I while her body was frail, her mind a mist, and her time here on earth waning. You are all Angels!

1 Peter 5:10 “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”


  • Committal Service Monday, December 9, 2019


Nancy R. Bierman

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Charles & Marie Madarasz

December 9, 2019

We have known Nancy for approximately 45 years as members of Cokesbury UMC .....thru .her loss of her parents, son, Skip, and beloved granddaughter Jennifer....we will always remember Nancy as a wonderful Christian, who volunteered often, helped all who needed a hand and was a faithful member of Cokesbury. She really embodied the teachings of Jesus with all of these traits...……..we know where you are, Nancy, and we praise God for being able to share our friendship with you!

Linda Hollen

December 8, 2019

Nancy was a long time member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Margate and a friend of mine for many years. We had a group of ladies who played cards together and had dinner too. I spent many a lovely night with her and so many great friends who have either moved away or have proceeded Nancy to their heavenly home. I am so sorry I can not be at the service since I am involved in the food pantry at the church and will be busy serving the needy people of the area. My sympathies to her son and daughter in law and all her grandchildren. Rest in peace dear Nancy.

Tee Lancaster

December 8, 2019

I attended church at United Methodist Church where I had the privilege of. meeting Nancy. One of ourmembers had fell one day at church, and Nancy and I took her to the emergency room. This is where I really saw Nancy for the first time. She was very loving and caring and compassionate and had nothing but faith and prayers for our fellow member. To her family I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing her with us. God bless and prayers for everyone.

Penny Griffith

December 7, 2019

Yes, Nancy was a vital part of our Cokesbury United Methodist Church. I have known her since 1970 when our family joined the church. It was always a pleasure and inspiring to work along side of her. I know she will hear the words, "job well done" as she communes with her family who went ahead of her and with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Michelle Bierman

December 7, 2019

Nancy and Al on their wedding day.

Michelle Bierman

December 7, 2019

Nancy at 21