Gerald Pearson, age 82, passed away May 13, 2008 at Cambridge Health Care Center. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, May 16th at South Isanti Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Venneman officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 15th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambrige Chapel. Interment will bein Stanchfield Baptist Church.
Gerald Joy Pearson was born March 28, 1926 in Duluth, Minnesota to Clarence and Pearl (Peterson) Pearson, the first-born of five children. He was raised in rural Isanti County and attended Harris, Moody and Pine Lake schools. On September 8, 1948 he was united in marriage to Della Johnson at the Cambridge Assembly of God Church. To that union two daughters were born, Sandra and Cindy. In 1960 the family moved to a small farm in the Weber area where they have lived ever since. Gerald worked for 33 years at Oscar Roberts Co. in Osseo, Minnesota.
He enjoyed vegetable gardening, hobby farming and field work on his old John Deere tractors, and telling the story of rolling his Model A over. After retirement he enjoyed spending time with his three grandchildren, who he was so proud of. He was an honest, hardworking man, who lived a quiet, simple life, and always had a day-brightening compliment for everyone he met.
Geraldpassed away May 13, 2008 at Cambridge Health Care Center at the age of 82 years, 1 month and 15 days. He was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother, Bob (1930-1987).
Gerald will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Della; two daughters, Sandra Pearson of Isanti, and Cindy (Dave) Gunderson of Mora; two sisters, Maxine (Paul) Smith of Cambridge, and Delores (Phil) Becklin of Cambridge; brother, Donny (Mary) Pearson of Stanchfield; grandchildren, Dan (Pam) Gunderson, Aaron (Lauren) Gunderson, and Soo Gunderson; great-grandsons, Obadiah and Ira Gunderson; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.