Judy Mae Pierson, 63, of Aberdeen, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020, at her home.
Her memorial service, for immediate family only, will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, with Pastor Derek Baum, of First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Family and friends may sign Judy’s online guestbook and also view her service via the live stream service link at www.schriversmemorial.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred by the family.
Judy Mae Hartze was born May 17, 1956, to Matt and Amelia (Kolb) Hartze in Aberdeen. This is the area where she was raised and attended school, graduating from Roncalli High School with the Class of 1974. Judy then worked at the Aberdeen Regional Airport as a TSA Security Agent for several years.
Judy was united in marriage to Tim Pierson on July 20, 1985, in Aberdeen. The couple made Aberdeen their home, where Judy began working as a clerk at UPS. In addition to working at UPS, Judy and Tim also started a restaurant called “The Home Place”. They later owned and operated “Mugs the Coffee House” in Aberdeen. After the sale of the coffee shop, Judy began working at the Aberdeen Area Humane Society, where she remained until her retirement. She continued to reside in Aberdeen until the time of her death.
In her spare time, Judy enjoyed working in her flower gardens and spending time with her family. She was also an avid pet lover and greatly enjoyed her job at the humane society. Judy will long be remembered for her generosity, caring nature, and nurturing spirit.
Grateful for sharing in Judy’s life is her husband, Tim Pierson of Aberdeen; her son, Paul (Megan) Pierson of Mankato, MN; two grandchildren: Amelia and Charles; and five sisters: Jean Rosebrock and Mary Ann Krueger, both of Aberdeen, Pauline Franzen of Sioux Falls, SD, Rose Hartze of Aberdeen and Carol (Robert) Gruba of Webster, SD.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Matt and Amelia Hartze; and one brother, Richard Hartze.
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