Mary Anne Wiersma


October 18, 1932 - April 4, 2014


Mary Anne Wiersma was born October 18, 1932 at Chamberlain, SD to Adolf and Anastasia (McCullough) Petrik. She graduated from Cathedral High School in Rapid City in 1951 and Spearfish Normal School in 1952. She taught in the Lone Tree School District.  On February 6, 1954 she married Jerome Wiersma.  In August 1968 they moved to Mitchell, where she was employed by King’s Food Host and Geyerman’s for numerous years.  She was an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Altar Society.  Mary Anne was an avid volunteer and enjoyed being involved in various organizations in the Mitchell Community.

She is survived by her eight children: Vonnie (Darby) Bordewyk of Pierre; Vicki Wiersma of Rapid City; Steve (Sandy) Wiersma of Arvada, CO; Tom (Nancy) Wiersma of Colorado Springs, CO; John (Beth) Wiersma of Kearney, NE; Karen (Jim) Garry of Granger, IN; Mike (Darcy) Wiersma of Fargo, ND and Mary (Kevin) Kummer of Parkston, SD; 3 sisters-in-law: Janie Petrik of Rapid City, SD; Ann Wiersma and Hanna Wiersma of Sibley, IA; 21 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry in July 2001and brothers, James, Thomas, and Stanley Petrik.


Monday, April 7, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, April 8, 2014
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Tom Willis on April 10, 2014
I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your mother... I remember her so well from Thanksgiving and Easter dinners at your Grandparents house... she was always so nice to all of us kids, and I know that my mother thought the world of her! I'm sure you will miss her but her kindness lives on in all you.
Posted by Mary (Wiersma) Barcelou on April 8, 2014
My thoughts are with all of you. I know Aunt Mary Anne is reunited with Uncle Jerry and is at peace.
Posted by John, Tammie and Benjamin Petrik on April 8, 2014
Dear family, sending our love and prayers to you all at this time. My you find comfort that she's resting at the Lords side. So sorry we can't be there with you all during this time. Our love...
Posted by Liz Willis on April 8, 2014
My thoughts and love are with you.
Posted by James Petrik on April 7, 2014
To all my heart is heavy thinking of all the reunions and fun times we had as kids. Thinking and wishing this would last forever. I pray in faith that Aunt Mary Ann is with Uncle Stan, Uncle Thomas, and Dad, and have a great reunion with Uncle Jerry, and of course Grandma and Grandpa Petrik, You are all in our thoughts and prayers, God Bless and Keep you all.
Posted by Valerie Beynon on April 7, 2014
My condolences to the family. I last saw Mary at Jennifer and Austin's wedding. She will be missed.
Posted by Don and Jill Edwards on April 7, 2014
To all of you, we are so sorry to hear about Aunt Mary Ann. We are thinking of all of you and I wish I could have been there for you. You are In our hearts, Don, Jill and the boys.
Posted by Lonny and Em bickett on April 7, 2014
Mary Anne was such a sincere soul. She was high on our list in all ways. Our prayers go out to all of her family. God bless you all.
Posted by Sherry Ermish on April 5, 2014
Vicki and family,
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sherry Ermish
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