Ruth A. Pierce, 82, of Brainerd, died on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. A funeral service is planned for Sunday, Jan. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 3-5 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel as well as one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Green Lawn Cemetery in the spring.