Fremont Piercefield

Fremont Piercefield, colonel, U.S. Army (retired), was born Oct. 1, 1926, in Platteville, Wis. He went to be with our Lord on Jan. 11, 2023.

Monty, as his friends called him, was a career soldier from 1944 to 1980, when he retired. He served in every rank from private to colonel during his 34 years in military service. He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Conflict and the Cold War between the nations.

He was inducted into the Army at Fort Sheridan, Ill., which he returned to command as his final assignment. When asked about his military service, he would say, “I would do it again if I could.”

He was active in veterans’ affairs; he felt it was the perfect place for a patriot to serve. He belonged to the American Legion Post 412 and was a member of the Chosin Few, a brotherhood of survivors of the most brutal battle in modern warfare.

He was most proud of his devoted lifetime partner and wife, Ann, who was the love of his life. They were married for 70 years until her passing in 2018.

He is survived by his two children, Michael Piercefield and Paige Falconer (Terry), four grandchildren, Jon, Patrick, Stacy, Austin and their spouses and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His love for God, family and country was evident in the life he led. We are truly blessed.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, at Eernisse Funeral Home, 171 N. Royal Ave., Belgium, WI 53004. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until the service. Full military honors will immediately follow the service.

Fremont will be laid to rest next to his wife Ann at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Lake Church, Town of Belgium.

Donations may be made in his name to the American Legion Post 412 in Belgium, Wis.

Eernisse Funeral Home of Belgium is assisting the family with arrangements.

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