Mildred Pierson


Mildred PiersonMildred Pierson age 98 of Westbrook passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017 in her home.  Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook.  Visitation is 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday at the Westbrook Funeral Home.  Burial is in the Westbrook Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent at  Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mildred Josephine Pierson was born on December 30, 1918, in Westbrook, Minnesota, the daughter of Hannah and Peder Pederson. Mildred attended District 68 school and graduated from Westbrook High School. Following high school, she cared for her mother and elderly grandmother.  On June 27, 1945, Mildred was united in marriage to J. Albert Pierson. Following their marriage, Mildred and Albert made their home in Westbrook Township farming the land originally homesteaded by her grandmother. They were blessed with eight children. Mildred enjoyed nurturing her family, cooking, and gardening. She worked as an aide in local nursing homes for many years. In her later years she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mildred is survived by her children: Elizabeth Pierson, Austin, TX, Delbert (Rita) Pierson, Houston, TX, Allen (Debbie) Pierson, Tracy, Carolyn (Jay) Vander Wall, Boyne City, MI, Marlin (Nancy) Pierson, West St. Paul, Vernon (Wendy) Pierson, Sioux Falls, SD, Richard (LaVinnia) Pierson, San Jose, CA, and Ronald Pierson (Kristin Broin-Pierson), Simi Valley, CA. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren: Bryan (Tanya) Duke, Henderson, NV, Kathy (Kevin) Caldwell, Katy, TX, Jackie (Tim) Palmer, Lansing, MI, Jonathan (Kristin) Duke, Lakeway, TX, Melinda Pierson, Valley Village, CA, Matthew Pierson, Jamestown, NY, Melody (Clay) Caron, Tracy, Tony (Rachel) Pierson, Eagle Lake, Mark Pierson, Marshall, LeAnna (David) Siegfried, Edina, LaRissa Pierson (Martin Towar), San Jose, CA, Emily (Adam) McCarlson, Sioux Falls, SD, Jacob (Cori) Pierson, Hudson, WI, Rachelle (David) Baxter, Oakdale, Anna Pierson, Simi Valley, CA, Nicole (David) Olson, Sioux Falls, SD, Linnea Pierson, San Jose, CA, and Michael Pierson, Marshall; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was the last living family member of her generation. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother and three sisters and their spouses.

Blessed be her memory.


  1. Monica Bader says:

    Praying for you and your family as you journey. Your sadness is not for where she is, but it is for where she is not. Let the good memories comfort you and others as you share them, let the tears fall and know that you are being surrounded in prayer.

  2. What a legacy of love…my heart and prayers go out to your entire family!

  3. Steve and Mary Larson says:

    Our sincere sympathy to her family. She was always such a kind, caring and hard working woman. She and J. Albert served the church well. God be with all of you.

  4. Susan Siegfried says:

    I cannot believe that tower of strength, determination, and pure grit is gone from us. I loved her observations and her laugh. She will be greatly missed by us all. May her memory forever be a blessing for all of us who had the great fortune to know her.

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