William D. (Bill) Pier
(February 4, 1936 - August 31, 2016)
William D. (Bill) Pier, age 80 of Avon passed away in his home on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 3 at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Avon, SD with Pastor Lorney VanGerpen officiating. Private family burial services will be held prior to funeral service at the First Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Avon. A visitation will be held Friday with family present from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at the First Presbyterian Church. Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Chapel in Avon is in charge of arrangements.
Bill was born on February 4, 1936, to Ralph and Mae (Anderson) Pier in Yankton, SD. Bill grew up in Avon, SD; and graduated from Avon High School. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Bill married Sandra Stevens Pier on March 28, 1958. They moved to DeSmet, SD, were Bill worked in the bank for 4 years. Bill and Sandra moved back to Avon in 1963 to help with the family owned Community Bank.
Bill was a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather, who would do anything for his family. He loved hunting and fishing, attending Avon and USD athletic events, and working around home. Bill was active in the Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce. He was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church and was an active Elder. Bill loved his community and all his Community Bank customers.
Bill is survived by his wife Sandra of Avon, Son Mark and Roxie Pier of Crofton, NE, Tom Pier of Crofton,NE, Tony Pier of Sioux Falls, SD; Daughter Cindy and Jim Helling of Mt. Vernon, SD, Katie and Matt and August Nebelsick of Lead, SD, Josh Helling, of Sioux Falls, SD; Daughter Sally and Jay Weber of Avon, SD, Nathan and Krystal Weber of Sioux Falls, SD, Jen and Dave Blais of Fargo, ND; Daughter Tracy and Andrew Lukkes, Alta, IA, Cassie and Ryan Dirks of Sioux Falls, SD, Zach Lukkes of Alta, IA; Daughter Holly and Guy Helmer of Ames, IA, Emily, Kayley and Kelli Helmer of Ames, IA, and Sister Jackie Parker of Santa Barbara, CA.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, brother, and 2 grandchildren.
Memorial bequests may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Avon.