Marilyn Pierce assumed her duties as the Grant County Register of Deeds in 1983. Prior to her election she worked in the office as a clerk beginning in 1977 and was later promoted to Deputy Register of Deeds. Marilyn grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, and attended Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids. She married Ron Pierce in 1976 and they own and operate a dairy farm near Lancaster, Wisconsin, since 1988. Marilyn is active in the Republic Party and is a member of Grant County Republican Women. After office hours and on weekends, Marilyn is often busy helping her husband with farm chores. She enjoys reading, gardening, and cooking.
The Grant County Register of Deeds has one full time deputy, one full time assistant deputy, and two part time staff persons in addition to herself. The computerized grantor-grantee index for real estate records was established in 1989. The real estate imaging system was implemented in 1998. Many genealogists visit the office and it is not necessary to make an appointment for this type of research.