James W. "Jess" Piersol, 82, of
Nampa, died Saturday, January 18, 1997, at a Nampa hospital.
Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan 21, at
Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa. Funeral Mass will
be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe
Catholic Church, Nampa. Burial will follow at Mount
Jess was born Sept.
27, 1914, at Dilworth, Minn., a son of Jacob W. and Marie
Englstead Piersol. He was reared and educated at
Dilworth. On February 16, 1934, he married Lydia Koenigs
at Dilworth and they made their home there until 1935 when
they moved to Nampa. Jess has farmed and lived in Nampa
Survivors include his wife,
Lydia of Nampa; a son, Darrell Piersol of Nampa; and a
daughter and her husband, Sharon and Marvin Frasier of Eagle;
a brother, Ralph and his wife, Sylvia Piersol of Dilworth,
Minn; and a sister and her husband, Irene and Harley Bryson of
Moorhead, Minn; eight grandsons and seven granddaughters,
twenty-seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his
parents; two sons, Rick and Jim; a daughter, Cynthia Dalrymple;
one brother and two sisters; one grandson and one