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Richard "Dick" Lee  Pieper
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Obituary for Richard "Dick" Lee Pieper

Richard Lee Pieper, 84, of Iowa City, passed away unexpectedly at Mercy Hospital on Saturday, February 3, 2018. A Memorial Service to celebrate Dick’s life will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City with Pastor Roger Dykstra officiating. Visitation will from 4-7 pm on Tuesday at Lensing Funeral Home, 605 Kirkwood Avenue in Iowa City.

Richard was born on August 24, 1933 in Newport, IA, the son of Melvin and Harriet (Sherman) Pieper. He was a graduate of Wyoming High School and later went on to graduate from Davenport Barber College. Dick served in The United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1954. On October 14, 1955, he married Verna Clapp in Oxford Junction, IA.
In 1964, Dick and Charlie Clarahan opened Hawkeye Barber Shop in Iowa City where he continued to own and operate for over 50 years. In his free time, he was an avid fisherman and loved to garden. He was known for the fantastic tomatoes he grew and gave away. Dick also enjoyed refinishing antique furniture and was a passionate Hawkeye fan. He will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his wife Verna of 62 years, their three children: Bryan (Kathy) Pieper, Mark (Kelly) Pieper, and Renae (Jess) Lopez; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Merlin, and two uncles Ernie and Everett Pieper.


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Visitation

Tuesday

6

Feb

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Service

Wednesday

7

Feb

10:00 AM
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

123 E. Market Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

Following the service there will be a time of fellowship

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