GEORGE R. “DICK” PEARSON

george-pearson-web-photo.jpgGeorge R. Pearson, formerly of the Grasston area, died November 29, 2007 at the Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was 81 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held 2:00 PM, TUESDAY, December 4, 2007 at the Rock – Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham, MN. Visitation will be held from 12:00 NOON – 2:00 PM on Tuesday at the chapel. Interment will be at Rice Lake Cemetery.

George Richard Pearson of Knightdale, N.C. passed away on November 29, 2007 at Wake Medical Hospital in Raleigh, N.C. He was 81 years old.

Dick Pearson was born August 5, 1926 at his parents’ home in Grasston, MN to Nels Albin and Pearl (Scamp) Pearson. He grew up in Grasston, the second of five siblings. He was confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church and graduated from Grasston High School in 1944. Dick met Rose Ann Swanson during high school years. They were married September, 13, 1946. They had two daughters, Julie and Patti.

Dick and Rose lived in the Burnsville area of the Twin Cities, raising their children while Dick held a career in sales. He was a very successful salesman and turned to Flex-O-Lators, Inc., in his later years. Dick retired after 30 years as their marketing director.

He was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in High Point, N.C. He was also a Lion member for many years. Some of Dick’s favorite things included: golfing, reading, hunting & fishing, flying airplanes, playing banjo, baritone, ukulele, and harmonica, cooking & making potato sausage. He loved Dixieland jazz and was quite the jokester.

Dick visited almost every state in the U.S., traveled the world over, lived in many places and put a smile on everyone’s face. He had a great sense of humor. Dick was a wonderful grandfather too.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Ann (Swanson) Pearson; parents, Nels Albin & Pearl Scamp Pearson; brother, Wayne Thomas Pearson; and sister, Evelyn Pasternak.

Dick is survived by his daughters, Julie Davis of Raleigh, N.C. and Patti (Tim) Boyd of Hampstead, N.C.; granddaughters, Jenny Boyd of Sanford, N.C. and Erin Boyd of Greenville, N.C.; brother, LeRoy (Bev) Pearson of Spooner, WI; sister, Della (Dale) Fulkerson of Largo, FL; sister-in-law, Shirley Pearson of MN; brother-in-law, George Pasternak of FL; aunt, Laura Ekstrom of Minneapolis, MN; and many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were held 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at the Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham, MN. Rev. Peter Rosenkvist officiated for the service. Music was provided by Barbara Rosenkvist. Pallbearers were: Tim Boyd, Scott Pearson, Roger Pearson, Tim Pearson, Christopher Pearson and Warren Swanson. Interment was at the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.

Arrangements were handled by the Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham, MN.

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