Ann Piercefield


Ann Randall Piercefield of the Town of Belgium was a devoted wife and mother who was also recognized as an exemplary military wife by the U.S.Army.

Mrs. Piercefield received a citation for her service as an Army wife by the Secretary of the Army at Fort Sheridan in Illinois in 1980, when her husband Monty retired from the military.

She had devoted more than 30 years as a military wife, moving whenever her husband was assigned to bases around the U.S. and the world.

Military wives are asked to take on a significant amount of volunteer work on the bases, her husband said, and his wife did so willingly.

“Each time you take a step upward, your wife is presented with more volunteer opportunities,” her husband, who retired as a colonel, said.

When his job required him to be away from the family, she held the family together at home, he added.

“Her family was always first to her,” he said.

Mrs. Piercefield died at Anita’s Garden in Port Washington Monday, Oct. 15. She was 90.

A native of Blue River, Mrs. Piercefield was born on March 11, 1928, to Murray and Anastasia “Daisy” Wellenstein Randall.

She married Fremont “Monty” Piercefield of Rockford, Ill., on Aug. 26, 1948, in Boscobel.

She enjoyed gardening and especially enjoyed the geraniums and trillium she cultivated, her husband said.

She was also an interior decorator, he added.

Mrs. Piercefield enjoyed volunteering, working for the Red Cross, the Rockford Memorial Hospital gift shop in Illinois and a number of other organizations.

“She seemed to be involved in the community activities wherever we were,” her husband said. “She was a very dynamic lady, strong willed and very organized.”

After he retired from the Army, the couple moved to a cottage on Cedar Beach in the Town of Belgium, property that had been in Mrs. Piercefield’s family since 1928. Her grandfather had given the land to her parents, who built the house, her husband said.

Mrs. Piercefield is survived by her husband Monty of the Town of Belgium; children Mike of Dallas and Paige (Terry) Falconer of Hot Springs, Ark.; grandchildren Jon (Leanne) Falconer, Patrick (Daniel) Piercefield, Stacy (Bruce) Beville and Austin (Morgan) Falconer; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Emery Randall and two children John and Kim.

A memorial service for Mrs. Piercefield will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 3, at Eernisse Funeral Home in Belgium. Father Jim Ernster will officiate.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Compassus Hospice in Sheboygan or the Ozaukee County Aging and Disabilities Resource Center in Port Washington are suggested.




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