Betty M. Pierce
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Betty M. Pierce, age 86, of Aten, Nebraska, died Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton.

A memorial service will be 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 6, 2015, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend David Wildermuth officiating. Burial will be in the Yankton Cemetery in Yankton.

Betty M. Pierce was born February 20, 1929, in Yankton, South Dakota to Gothard and Caroline (Schenk) Braunesreither. She grew up on the farm near Utica, South Dakota, attended school in Lesterville, South Dakota and graduated from Yankton High School in 1946. She moved to Idaho for a few years and later moved to Yankton where she worked for American State Bank, Gurney's, and Kolberg Pioneer until retiring in 1991. She married Arthur D. Pierce on May 27, 1963, in Yankton and moved to the Aten, Nebraska area. After her retirement she worked at Riverside Auto Body and Wohlenberg Ritzman & Co.

Betty was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Yankton and the Women of the Moose. During her working career she was a member of Optimists Club and NABW (National Association of Bank Women. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and loved spending time with her friends and family.

Survivors include her son, Mark A. Pierce of Tempe, Arizona; two grandsons: Andrew (Calie) Pierce and Alex Johnson; and extended family, Bonnie (Wade) Baumberger and their son Brandon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Arthur on May 16, 1995; four brothers: Christopher, Art, William and Alpha Braunesreither; and three sisters: Tracy Hathaway, Lucilla Greene and Alice Mehrer.

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My sympathies for your loss. Your mother was a great person to work with (back in the days of American State Bank). May your memories help ease the pain of your loss.

Ruth (Drotzmann) Wylie

Mark and family:

Deepest sympathy to all. Sure was good to see you. Prayers to all.

Jim /Michelle Sedlacek

My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Betty. The loss of our dear loved ones can be very difficult and distressing to cope with. It has helped myself and others when we remember that they now safely rest in the loving memory of our Grand Creator, waiting for the fulfillment of His promised purpose. Also, may your own good and loving memories of Betty help to soothe your hearts. Sincerely ( Revelation 21 : 3-5; Acts 24 : 15; Psalms 37 : 11


Mark and Family,

We are so very sorry for your loss.

Rod & Jana McCloud

Mark Very sorry about Aunt Betty, wish we could be there for you and family, but circumstances are not allowing it.

Jerry & Connie Mehrer

Mark, so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I have to go to Sioux Falls Sat. Morning but hope to be back in time for the service.

Rod Pieper

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a strong women, a fantastic aunt and friend. She will be missed greatly. Sending much love and prayers to you and yours during this time of great loss.

Amy (Braunesreither) Kraai

Hi Mark, So sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful person and I thought a lot of her. I worked with her at American State Bank and was a big part of my work environment. I'm sorry that I cannot attend the funeral as we will be out of town. My prayers are with you and your family.

Lois Steenhoven

Best to all of you. I'm sorry to learn of Betty's passing. She was a fine person and good to me whenever I saw her.

John Blackburn

Mark and family,

Our condolences to Betty's family. I remember her well from when she would visit Mrs. Pierce (our neighbor in Niobrara). I know Betty and my mom ( Ella Mae ) kept in contact through Christmas cards each year. God's peace and comfort to you.

Kathy Shanek & Ella Mae Shanek

Sorry to hear of your mom's passing Mark. May God give you peace. I wish I would've had a chance to speak to you while you were here. The funeral home has my contact information if you feel like contacting me. May God bless you and help you through this.

John Conkling

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