Jean Ellen Brooks


May 23, 1946 - September 15, 2009





Jean Ellen Brooks was born May 23, 1946, at Lake Andes, SD, to Darald and Lillian (Jones) Brooks. She grew up and attended schools at Lake Andes, Mount Vernon and Letcher and graduated from Letcher High School in 1964. After graduation she was employed at the Davison County Court House in Mitchell. On November 12, 1966, she married Doug Pierson at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Mitchell. From 1970 until 1983, she enjoyed being a stay at home mom. She was employed by the Mitchell School District from 1983 until 1996. She resided in Winner for ten years then returned to Mitchell where she was employed at LifeQuest. She was a longtime member of New Home Lutheran Church where she served as church secretary. She enjoyed ceramics for many years and was very active with her children in the Mitchell school system.

She is survived by four children: Wade Pierson and his wife, Mary of Carson, ND and their daughters Marlee and Cassie; Staci Binde and her husband, Jason of Scotland, SD and their daughters: Isabella, Natasha, Katerina, Addison and Olivia; Stephanie Smith and her husband, Jeff of Mitchell and their sons: Logan, Dylanger, Wyatt, Colton, and Dawson; Erika Ellwein and her husband, Jason of Mitchell and their sons: Tate, Brok and Denen; one brother, David Brooks and his wife, Penny of Letcher, and many nieces, nephews and other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.



Friday, September 18, 2009
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Home Lutheran Church
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
1023 South Minnesota
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, September 19, 2009
10:00 AM
New Home Lutheran Church
1023 South Minnesota
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Dolly Talcott on July 3, 2010
My deepest condolences to Jean's family. Believe it or not, I typed Jean Brooks into Facebook today and was hoping to get back in touch with Jean. I live in Sioux Falls now and was hoping Jean was still in Mitchell so we could get together. We worked together in Winner. She was a good friend and a very special lady. I
Posted by Bruce and Colleen DeJong and family on September 21, 2009
Jean was a very special person, She will be greatly missed. Her smiling face and freindly personality, were just a couple of The things that made Her so special. Your in our prayers.God Bless
Posted by Audrey&Wendal Heidinger on September 19, 2009
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you Kids and your Family's
Posted by Karen VanOverschelde on September 18, 2009
Thoughts and prayers to you all- family, grandchildren and friends. Thinking of you Stephanie and Erika. GOD BLESS ALL!
Posted by Tim and Andrea Muggli Family of Carson on September 18, 2009
Wade, Mary, Marlee, Cassie and Wade's family,
We are so sorry about your loss of your mom and grandmother! Was able to meet her in July and just our short visit told me how much she loved her family. She also let me know of a few hidden talents that Wade has. God bless all of you as celebrate her life on Saturday! Love, Andrea Muggli and family
Posted by Jennifer (Smith) Hanson on September 18, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kids, your mom was a great lady and you and your families are one of the testaments to that. She will remain with all of us through our memories. May God give you comfort and peace in this difficult time.
Posted by Marshall and Janet (Fox) Gerken on September 18, 2009
Our deepest sympathy to all Jean's Family. The softball days of (yesterday) are happy days that will never be forgotten! Jean was a very fine person to know. Will keep you all in our prayers.
Posted by George and VaLon Marquardt on September 17, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jean's family at this time. Know that we are thinking of you.
Posted by Mark & Lorraine Shearer on September 17, 2009
Our deepest sympathies. We've known jean for over 40 years and will leave an empty space in our hearts
Posted by Angella Buenzow on September 17, 2009
Erika and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was such a wonderful person and friend. My thoughts are prayers are with you during this tough time.....
Posted by Steve Dempsey on September 17, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with Jean's family. Jean, David and I lived in the same neighborhood in Mt. Vernon. I have many great memories of Jean and her family. Peace and comfort to you all.
Posted by Gloria Smith Rockhold on September 17, 2009
Jean was a dear friend for years. I remember our wonderful morning coffee klatsches with Mitchell friends and neighbors. What good times we had. We were advisors together to the youth group at New Home. Daughter Jennifer babysat for Jean's kids. Too many memories to recount here, but she will be in my memories as a dear friend and wonderful mother. My sympathies to her children, grandchildren and many friends. She now rests in the arms of Jesus and is at peace, as promised.
Posted by Cam Lind on September 17, 2009
Our sympathies to all of Jean's family and friends. Oh what great memories our family has of the good old days. The many softball tournament memories from the 60's, 70's and 80's. She was a great gal and friend. Just note to all time is fleeting and as the old song goes----When you leave your mark on the shifting sands of time, be sure you do not leave the mark of a heel. Jean left her positive footprint and she will not be forgotten.
Posted by Marilyn Pierson on September 17, 2009
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Deanna Powers on September 17, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Posted by Rex and Jan Balcom on September 17, 2009
Our deepest sympathy to Jean's family. She will truly be missed.
May God bless and comfort you in this difficult time.
Posted by Randy and Kim Abbink on September 17, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Posted by Kris (Gertie) Gerstenecker on September 17, 2009
My condolences to your family. God Bless and comfort you
Posted by Sherry Petrik on September 17, 2009
My heart is heavy for your loss. My life is richer for having known Jean and for being able to call her my friend.
Posted by Denny and Peggy Huber on September 17, 2009
Our thoughts are with you all.
Posted by Joe LaBarge and Family on September 16, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. May God give you comfort.
Posted by Burt & Pam Stransky on September 16, 2009
Our deepest condolences our sent to Jean's family. May you find comfort in knowing Jean was loved by all who knew her.
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