April 26, 1926 – November 24, 2014


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 29, 2014 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Marie Pierskalla, age 88, who died Monday at Assumption Nursing Home in Cold Spring, Minnesota. Burial will be in St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may gather from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 28, 2014 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m., followed by a rosary with St. Boniface Christian Women and Catholic Order of Forresters. Visitation will continue from 9:00 – 10:45 a.m., Saturday morning at St. Boniface Catholic Church.

Marie was born in Richmond, Minnesota to John and Theresa (Schramel) Schmitz. She married Celestine Pierskalla on June 4, 1946 at Sts. Peter & Paul Church , Richmond. Marie was a member of the Christian Women at St. Boniface, sang in the choir and Resurrection choir for many years at St. Boniface. She was a past member of the St. Boniface Parish Council and Chairman for the St. Boniface Parish Festival. Marie taught CCD to the special need children for many years. She was involved in Koinonia and TEC. Marie was a homemaker all her life raising her 6 children. She loved to quilt, crochet, sew, and cook. She loved to travel enjoying trips to Irondale, Alabama visiting Mother Angelica and the EWTN staff. A favorite trip was to Germany with the Maennerchor. Marie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had a personal relationship with her Lord and Savior and is now at peace.

Survivors include her children, Rosie (Dave) Brickweg, Alice (Stan) Jungels, Carol (Dennis) Stevens, Ardis (Scott) Madsen, and Sue (Dennis) Hoffmann; 9 grandchildren; 8 step-grandchildren; 11great-grandchildren; sisters, Genny (Virgil) Roering, Theresa Sand, and Wendy (Harold) Spanier; brothers, Ozwald (Dolores) Schmitz, Victor (Delores) Schmitz, Othmar (Marilyn) Schmitz, and Roman (Dorothy) Schmitz; and sister-in-law, Genny Schmitz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Celestine (2009); son, Gerald (1968); parents; brothers, Christ, Michael, Edwin, and Melvin; and 8 grandchildren (her little angels).

Arrangements are made with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring, Minnesota.