January 25, 1936 – September 15, 2021
Edward Pierre, age 85, Formerly of Lake Elmo and St. Paul, passed away peacefully on September 15, at his home in Woodbury, Minnesota. Ed is survived by his wife, Colleen of 61 years; children, Susan Pierre-Zilles (Russ Zilles), David (Patricia), Jim (Michelle), and Scott (Candi); grandchildren, Brianna, Ryan (Ashley), Courtney, Joseph (fiancé Sierra), Dalton, Michael (fiancé Jocelyn), Brooklyn, Skyler, Danielle, Blake, Brock and Kate; great grandson, Cole; brother and sisters, Richard (Jacqulyn), Mary (Robert) Anderson, Barbara (Richard) Scherek, Beverly (Curt) Johnson, Diane Horejsi; brother-in-law, Arthur Hagen; many other loving family members, friends, and his Firefighter family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Eleanor Pierre; his wife’s parents, Bernard and Eleanor Hagen; his brother-in-law, David Horejsi; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Janet and Gerald Bulera.
Ed was raised in Lake Elmo and graduated from Stillwater High School in 1954. He proudly served on the Saint Paul Fire Department for 34 years, retiring in 1989 as Deputy Chief. In retirement Ed enjoyed visiting with family and friends, attending his grandchildren’s activities, riding his bike, traveling, volunteering at church, and time at the YMCA. Ed’s warm personality and love for his family and friends will be missed by all.
Funeral mass is Thursday September, 23 at 11:00 am at Guardian Angels Catholic Church (8260 4th St N, Oakdale, MN). Internment will be at Guardian Angels Cemetery with a luncheon to follow.
Visitation is Wednesday September 22, 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Guardian Angels Catholic Church and one hour prior to the funeral mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Guardian-Angels.org, StPaulFireFoundation.org, or ChildrensMN.org/giving.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday, September 23, 2021
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September 18, 2021
Ed was the BEST. On the job you couldn’t wait to do something for Ed. He never gave an order. It was a suggestion. If Ed said it you where smart if you paid attention. You will be missed Brother.