WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- Mildred Josephine Pierson

    Funeral services for Mildred Josephine Pierson will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017 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 www.stephensfuneralservice.com.  

    Mildred Pierson age 98 of Westbrook died Thursday, March 2, 2017 in her home.  

    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.

    Survivors include 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.