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Staff reports

Lois Munley

Long-time Californian; Yerington resident

Lois E. Munley, 82, died Oct. 12 at South Lyon Medical Center in Yerington.

She was born Sept. 27, 1919, in Gooding, Idaho, to Leo and Carmen Seoane Warden.

She had lived in Minden for the last few years with her daughter, Christina, but had spent most of her life in the San Francisco Bay area and Lake Tahoe.

Mrs. Munley was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Munley, and is survived by her son Michael, daughters Maria and Christina, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Private family services were held.

Arrangements were handled by Freitas Rupracht Funeral Home in Yerington.

Norma Loeffler

Gardnerville resident; formerly of Lake Tahoe

Norma J. Loeffler, 77, died Oct. 16 at her Gardnerville home.

She was born Oct. 19, 1923, in Menomonie, Wisc., to Clark and Inez Keiser Bradley.

She was a resident of Gardnerville for 12 years, coming from Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Mrs. Loeffler is survived by her husband John R. Loeffler of Gardnerville; sons Brad Loeffler of Gardnerville and Grant Loeffler of Elliston, Mont.; and sisters Mary Ellen Gardner of Roseburg, Ore., and Doris Hastie of Sun City, Ariz.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1535, Gardnerville 89410.

Walton’s Douglas County Mortuary in Minden handled arrangements.

Margaret Lillo

Former Appeal employee;

Worked for Legislature

A service for Margaret Hansen Lillo, 73, will be held Monday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Carson City.

Mrs. Lillo died Oct. 17.

She was born May 29, 1928, in Duluth, Minn., and graduated from Denfeld High School in 1946.

She had been a resident of Carson City since 1962, and retired from the Legislative Counsel Bureau in 1995. She had also worked for the Nevada Appeal.

Mrs. Lillo was preceded in death by her husband Jerome; parents John and Mamie Hansen; and brothers John and Gilbert Hansen.

Surviving are her sons Kenneth of Gardnerville and James of Carson City and daughter Kathleen Dunn of Reno; sisters Carol Benson and Shirley Pfister of Duluth; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Family Church.

Walton’s Chapel of the Valley in Carson City handled arrangements.

James Pierce

A funeral service for James E. Pierce, 75, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. at Hilltop Community Church, 3616 North Sunridge Drive in Carson City. Burial will follow at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden.

Viewing will be Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville.

Mr. Pierce died Oct. 16 at his home in Gardnerville.

He was born July 19, 1926, in St. Francis, Minn., to Gerald and Grayce Pierce.

A World War II U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Pierce lived in Gardnerville for 10 years, moving from Corona, Calif., where he had resided for 28 years.

He was a quality control inspector before his retirement in 1988.

Mr. Pierce was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Amvets, the National Rifle Association and Hilltop Community Church.

He was predeceased by his parents and brother Dale Pierce.

Survivors include his wife Ruth Pierce of Gardnerville; sons Gary Pierce of Gardnerville and Steve Pierce of Irvine, Calif.; and grandchildren Lorianne, Michelle, Tamara and Jimmy.

FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home handled arrangements.