DAVENPORT — Memorial services for Mary A. Pieper, 99, of Davenport will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary chapel. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Inurnment will be at Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport. Mrs. Pieper passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at her residence.
Mary Augusta Wiese was born on Aug. 9, 1914, in Davenport, the daughter of Harold and Christina (Nobbe) Wiese. She graduated from Davenport High School in 1932. On Jan. 8, 1944, she married Orville S. Pieper at Camp Pickett, Va. He preceded her in death in 2002. Mary worked as a secretary for several businesses, including Tri-City Book Bindery, Benner Tea Co., International Harvester, USDA Food Stamp Program and USDI Fish and Wildlife Service. She retired in December 1977. She was a leader for her children’s Blue Bird, Campfire Girls and Cub Scout groups. She enjoyed the friendships made from these organizations, teaching crafts, and also being a piano or organ accompanist for sing-a-longs at Collins House and Jersey Ridge Place. Mary and Orville were members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Davenport, CASI, Collins House Senior Center, Quad-City Plus 60 Club, AARP, NARFE and the Golden Wedding Club.
She is survived by two sons, Harold Pieper of Spokane, Wash., and Vern (Janice) Pieper of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Lloyd, and a sister, Phyllis Wiese Redding.
Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, CASI, American Legion Post 26 Auxiliary or to the donor’s favorite charity.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.Cunnick-Collins.com.