Mary Ann Burian

Mary Ann Burian


December 25, 1938 - January 31, 2024


Mary Ann Burian, 85, of Mitchell, SD, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at her home under hospice care in Mitchell. Visitation will be Thursday, March 14, from 5-7:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 6:30 PM prayer service. A private family burial will be held at St. Margaret’s Catholic Cemetery in Kimball at a later date.

Mary Ann (Geppert) Burian was born December 25, 1938 to Raymond and Lucille Geppert in Maquoketa, IA. The family relocated to Mitchell where Mary Ann attended school at Notre Dame School, before moving to Kimball and graduating from Kimball High School. After high school, she attended Springfield College, and after graduating she taught elementary in Estelline, SD. Moving to Mitchell a few years later, she was employed at the Doll Museum for several years.

Mary Ann always enjoyed a cup of coffee with friends.

Mary Ann is survived by her sister, Nancy Jo (Don) Reinesch of Kimball, SD. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews: Rick (Rhonda) Reinesch of Austin, TX, Bryce (Victoria) Mia of Houston, TX, Natalee (Justin) Farmer, Baell, and Cora all of Kansas City, Todd of Kimball, Lindsay (Shane) Weisgram, Gemma, and Will all of Sioux Falls, Amanda (Andrew) DeSousa, Brad, and Jane all of Rochester, MN.

She was preceded in death by her parents and infant nephew, Randy.


Thursday, March 14, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


St. Margaret's Catholic Cemetery
Kimball, SD

Posted by Keith & Doc Geppert on February 10, 2024
Sorry for your loss…..Thinking of You and Yours🙏🏻
Posted by Lasey Baldwin on February 7, 2024
Mary Ann was our neighbor on Duff Street for the first 17 years of my life! She was the sweetest and always stopped to say hello. Prayers to her family
Posted by Doris Foltz on February 5, 2024
Mary Ann my Special cousin, always so caring & giving! She will be missed.
Posted by dave on February 5, 2024
Mary Ann was a beautiful angel.
Posted by Lorraine Reese on February 5, 2024
Mary Ann is my oldest niece, Her sense of humor stays with me.
Posted by Donna Picek on February 4, 2024
So many good memories of Franklin and MaryAnn when they were together, and lived in Kimball!
We spent many hours in their little store on the corner!
She was a very good friend to my mother...
God Bless her memory, richly.
Donna (Folan) Picek
Posted by Della and Larry Mathis on February 3, 2024
So sorry to hear of Mary Ann’s passing. Condolences to her family and friends.
Posted by Carolynn( Punky Allen ) Montini on January 31, 2024
Mary Ann was a true angel on Earth! She was always loving and eager to help anyone who needed her! Hugs and prayers to her family and friends!🥰
Posted by Wayne Allen on January 31, 2024
So sorry to hear of Mary Ann’s passing. She was a great person with heart of gold. RIP
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