Mary C. (Hanigan)) Piernicky
Aug 9, 1948 – Dec 6, 2017
Preceded in death by parents, John T. and Betty (Sloth) Hanigan; daughter, Mary Piernicky; father-in-law, Eugene F. Piernicki. Survived by husband, Michael E. Piernicky; son, Michael C. (Jaime); daughter, Megan; grandchildren: Jack, Betsy, Josie, and Ben; brother, John Hanigan (Kate); sister, Jeanne McMains (Fred); nieces: Sarah and Rachel Hanigan and Erin McMains; nephew, Nathan McMains.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, Dec. 10th from 2pm to 4pm at the West Center Chapel, with VIGIL SERVICE to follow at 4pm. SERVICES Monday, Dec. 11th at 9:30am, West Center Chapel to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church for MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10am. Interment Monday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Dunlap, IA.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Born in Denison, Iowa, Mary grew up in Dunlap. She graduated as Valedictorian of her class at St. Joseph High School in 1966, and went on to pursue her education in Omaha at College of St. Mary, where she majored in math. Mary completed her teaching certificate and began teaching math at Ryan High School. While working at Ryan, she met Mike and the two were married at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dunlap, Iowa in June of 1971.
Mary dedicated her life to sharing her love of math with students, spending more than forty years teaching—at Ryan High School, Mercy High School, and Metropolitan Community College. Mary found great joy spending time with her grandchildren and celebrating their milestones.