John W. “Pete” Pierick

John W. “Pete” Pierick, 74, died Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Agrace HospiceCare after a long illness. He was born February 8, 1948 in Richland Center and raised in Highland, the son of Jack and Thelma (Schmitt) Pierick.

John is a graduate of Highland High School and UW-Platteville. Growing up working in the family grocery store, John then worked at Neesvig’s Meat Purveyors in Madison for many years before continuing his education and earning his degree in Respiratory Therapy at MATC. He spent the rest of his career as a respiratory therapist at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa.

John has volunteered with the Latin American Missions Program at the Diocese of Madison in the Southwestern United States and also with the Native American Missions Program in Gallup, NM John has enjoyed many sports, photography and travel across Europe and the Americas.

John is survived by his siblings, Gil (Marge) Pierick, Jim (Cindy) Pierick, Pat (Penny) Pierick, Kate (Tom) Murphy, Mary Jo Norgel and Jan (Mark) Smith; sister-in-law, Mary Jean Popp; and several nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Thelma Pierick; brother, Gene Pierick; brother-in-law, John Norgel; niece, Ellen Murphy; and his nephew, Michael Norgel.

Private services have been arranged for the family.

John, your smile, quick wit and humor will be missed. Good luck to you until we meet again. Online condolences can be made at

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