Eleanora E. Pierson


January 7, 1916 - June 3, 2017


Eleanora Pierson, 101, of Mitchell, died Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell. Services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at New Home Lutheran Church with a visitation one hour prior. Burial will be at the New Home Lutheran Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Eleanora Ellen (Moquist) Pierson was born on the family farm January 7, 1916 near Mitchell, SD to Victor and Emma (Svenson) Moquist. Eleanora was baptized April 9, 1916 and confirmed April 13, 1930 at New Home Lutheran Church. Eleanora attended 8 years of country school and graduated from Mitchell Senior High School in 1934. The saying in high school about her was "She puts her worries in the bottom of her heart and sits on the lid and smiles."

Eleanora married George Milo Pierson April 17, 1938 on the family farm. The couple lived in Mitchell until 1945, when they moved to a farm in Lisbon Township. Together they bought the home place, The Grand Divide, in 1955. They moved back into Mitchell October 2, 1976.

Her favorite Bible verses were “Be still and know that I am God" found in Psalm 46 verse 10 “Love never fails" and the "121st Psalm”. Her favorite songs include, “Amazing Grace”, “How Great Thou Art”, and “The Borning Cry”.

She is survived by her children Barbara (Dick) Graff, Sioux Falls, Sharon (Dennis) Koehntopp, Blaine, MN, and Doug (Jill) Pierson, Yale, SD; 10 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband George on October 25, 1980, and parents, Emma and Victor Moquist.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
New Home Lutheran Church
1023 S Minnesota St
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301


Wednesday, June 7, 2017
11:00 AM
New Home Lutheran Church
1023 S Minnesota St
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301


New Home Lutheran Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by AseraCare Hospice on June 21, 2017
During this time of loss, we at AseraCare Hospice, would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. The nurses and staff at AseraCare thank you for the privilege of being able to serve you during these difficult times. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
- The AseraCare Hospice Team
Posted by Mark & Eva Jeppson on June 8, 2017
What a great legacy Eleanora left through all those grands and great- grands--started, of course, by her 3 wonderful and talented children--Barb, Sherri, & Doug! She supplied strong and long-living genes which have served you all well! You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn her loss, celebrate her life, and carry on your own long lives.
Posted by Penny (Bachtell) Estenson on June 7, 2017
Barb and family so sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers sent your way .
Posted by Barbara Wojciechowski on June 6, 2017
My sympathies go out to Sherri, Barb and Doug. Mrs. Pierson always put up with Sherri's friends from High School on. I have very fond memories of her kindness to us and sense of humor,.
Posted by Elaine Thuringer on June 6, 2017
Sending my sympathies to Barb, Sherri and Doug as I have fond memories of living neighbors when we were all lots younger. Norrie and George were very good to us and even borrowed me my first accordion so I could learn to play. Thoughts and prayers being sent your way.
Posted by Jim and Byrdie Koehntopp on June 5, 2017
Our heart goes out to your family at this difficult time. May your fondest memories comfort you.
Jim, Byrdie and families
Posted by Karen Skogmo Eckman on June 5, 2017
Thoughts and prayers for daughter Sherri and Eleanora's family.
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