Louise Pierret

Louise Pierret, age 81, of Yankton, South Dakota, died on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at her home.

A Memorial Mass is 10:00 AM, on Monday, June 14, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton with Reverend Larry Regynski officiating.  Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Yankton.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, on Sunday, June 13, 20121 at Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a rosary at 6:45 PM followed by a vigil service at 7:00 PM.

Pallbearers are all her grandchildren.

Louise was born March 23, 1940 in Pipestone, Minnesota to Florent and Germaine (Wieme) DeVriend. She grew up in Pipestone and graduated from Pipestone High School.  On February 1, 1960, Louise married Jerome Pierret at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Pipestone.  After their marriage, they lived in Mitchell, SD where Louise was a credit manager for Sears-Roebuck.  In 1968, they moved to Rugby, ND and she became active with the Catholic Daughters and Mrs. Jaycees.  They lived in Rugby for six years and then moved to Yankton in 1974.  After all the children were in school, Louise started working at the Yankton Medical Clinic and then Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in the business office.  She was the Golden Care Plus Manager and was later promoted to the Credit Manager, retiring in 1998.  She was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Church where she also served as an EME.  Louise was very involved with Marriage Encounter and worked with many engaged couples helping them prepare for marriage.  Louise was also active in the Women’s Club in Yankton.  Jerry and Louise loved traveling in their RV, visiting family and enjoying the beauty of our country from Florida to Washington.  She was a very dedicated and loyal friend and loved the company of her dog, CeeCee.  Louise enjoyed playing cards and dominos and was a front row supporter of all her grandchildren’s activities.

Louise is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jerome Pierret of Yankton; five children: Daniel (Jodi) Pierret of Wichita, KS, Sue (Randy) Fields of Gayville, SD, Nancy (Karl) Schenk of Mission Hill, SD, David (Becky) Pierret of Winona, MN, and Christopher (Vicki) Pierret of Rochester, MN; 12 grandchildren: Kory (Olivia) Pierret, Tanner Pierret, Abby (Casey) Kustak, Ben Sonichsen, Amanda Fields, Alex Fields, Meghan (Ian) Grassel, Karl Schenk Jr, Kyra Schenk, Erika Schenk, Lucas Pierret and Simon Pierret; three great grandchildren: Beckett and Penelope Kustak, and Theodore Grassel; and many nieces and nephews.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters: Georgie Novak, Mary Ann Haupert, and Adeline Ferguson; and a niece, Terry Carlson.

The family would prefer memorials to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 509 Capital St, Yankton, SD 57078 or to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at www.lbda.org.



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10 response to "Louise Pierret"

  1. By: Ray Campbell Posted: June 8, 2021

    Jerry and family our deepest sympathies to all of you for your great loss.
    Kathy and I along with all 4 daughters always knew it was a good Sunday 9:30am mass when we were raising the girls at Sacred Heart Parish and sitting beside you, behind you and or in front of you and Louise would smile and visit with our daughters each week. May God grant her eternal rest and May the perpetual light of Christ shine upon her now and forever. Amen
    Ray and Kathy Campbell formerly Yankton now Sioux Falls Saint Katharine Drexel Parish.

  2. By: Stella Lingen Posted: June 8, 2021

    Heaven gained a gem! I was a classmate of Louise, and enjoyed so much our “mini class reunions” in Mankato for a number of years. Lots of stories, giggles and all that goes with reminising childhoods. Rest In Peace, Dear friend.

  3. By: GARY LUKERT Posted: June 8, 2021

    Jerry, I am sad to hear about your wife’s passing. Not sure if you remember me. I was a Sales Representative @ KYNT, 1975-78. JC Penny was my account. I saw you each week. I enjoyed working for you. Am saddened by your wife’s death. I am retired in Emporia, KS, 81 years old…last Friday. Best to you and your family.

  4. By: Donna Ford Posted: June 9, 2021

    Louise and I were friends all thru school. Her humor kept us in stitches. Always had funny stories to tell..maybe a joke on herself. She was a faithful member of Mankato group where classmates of PHS. met twice a year. Miss you dear friend!

  5. By: Kerri Cook Posted: June 9, 2021

    Mr. P and family- Louise was so warm and kind and fun. I enjoyed every time she came into the salon. She was witty. Years later, I’d see her around town and you can be sure we had a laugh about one thing or another. She will certainly be missed and is likely smiling down at you all, especially you, Mr. P, for all the love and care you shared. God Bless You.

  6. By: Linda Bares Posted: June 10, 2021

    I worked with Louise in the Business Office at Sacred Heart Hospital. Her smile and warmth will always be remembered. My deepest sympathy to the Pierret Family.

  7. By: Craig Sommer Posted: June 13, 2021

    Jerry, and all the family, I was sad to here of our great neighbors passing. Although we’ve been separated for a couple years now it was always good to run into each other and catch up. Take solace in the memories of a long life, filled with great times and a great love, all that anyone could ask for! Take care to each of you.

  8. By: Bill & Carole Davis Posted: June 14, 2021

    Jerry , Carole and I want to express our sympathy to you and your family.

    Bill and Carole Davis

  9. By: Broding Posted: June 25, 2021

    We are so sorry to hear of Louise,s passing. Happy for her as Stella said. Rod is in memory care here in wadena where our daughter lives. He has been in fair oaks lodge and I am next door at fair oaks apartment . It was always great to see you at reunions and Louise brought joy wherever she was. She brought the presence of Christ and now she can rest in that presence. We were blessed to have walked the earth on the same journey. Love ❤️ peace and joy, Marilyn and rod

  10. By: Carol (Jensen) Scanny Posted: June 29, 2021

    from a high school classmate: Louise always had a smile, was upbeat, & a joy to be with..at the few Mankato lunches I was able to attend (-from CA), it was always good to see her…she will be missed..

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