Dorothy Pearson, age 89, of Cambridge, formerly of Isanti, died May 30, 2021 at Grace Pointe Crossing. The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, June 4th at Strike Life Tributes in Cambridge. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Dorothy Ellen Schwartz Pearson passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on Sunday May 30, 2021 at GracePointe Crossing in Cambridge, MN.
Dorothy was born in Minatare, Nebraska, on April 27, 1932, to Jacob and Frieda Schwartz. She was raised on their family farm in Gering, Nebraska along with five siblings.
Through mutual friends, Dorothy, met the love of her life, Glenn Deuane Mattson. Shortly thereafter, they were united in marriage on May 11, 1952. Together they raised their family of five children in Isanti, MN, where Glenn made his living by building custom homes. After her children were grown, Dorothy spent many years working as a teller at the First State Bank of Isanti. They were long time members at Elim Baptist Church in Isanti.
After Glenn’s death in August of 1984, Dorothy married David Pearson on May 26, 1994. They spent many years of companionship and travelling together, with numerous trips to Nebraska to visit her mom and family and winters in Arizona. Dave passed in December of 2019. Dorothy lived with devoted daughter, Annette and husband, Tim, for a few months before moving to GracePointe in August of 2020.
Dorothy is preceded in death by spouses, Glenn Mattson and David Pearson, her parents, sisters, Shirley, Irene and Francis, and grandchild, Danielle Akers. Dorothy is survived by her children: Deuane Mattson (Diane) of St. Paul, MN, Dennis Mattson of Cambridge, MN, Annette Akers (Tim), of Cambridge MN, Daniel Mattson (Lucy) of Lakeville, MN, and Karen Grover (Joe) of Brainerd, MN; her brother, Kenneth (Melinda) Schwartz, Garland, Texas, and sister, Margie Steyer, Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Dorothy was a devoted, generous grand/great-grand mother and loved each of them fiercely: Britni Akers and children Kamdyn and Liliana, Brandon (Jenna) Akers and children Landen and Ava, Corbin (Alyssa) Mattson and McKenna, Sam (Miranda) Mattson, Molly Mattson, Andrew Mattson (Paige Andrews), and Isaac Mattson.
Well-done, Dorothy, good and faithful servant. May you rest in peace in His loving arms until we meet again. We wish to extend our heart-felt gratitude to the kind care she received at GracePointe in the autumn of her life.
Tim Akers says
I will miss you Dorothy more than you will ever know. I am so happy you were able to live with us and shared many laughs. Be good up there in heaven and say hi to everyone and that we will see them later.
Phyllis Baker says
I always think of you, Dorothy, when I want to make your orange jello salad. I should have written it down. You will be missed by many friends and family. R.I.P.
Mae Akers says
I’m so glad we had the chance to have breakfast or lunch with you at different restaurants! I will miss you so much and Rest In Peace, Dorothy!! You will always be loved!!
Linda Logan says
Dorothy was a truly kind and gentle soul!! She will be missed by many!!! Rest In Peace.
DeeDee Johnson says
I’ll miss seeing Annette bring Dorothy in for her appointments at Cambridge Medical Center. I’m so sorry for your loss.
I will miss you grandma. We enjoyed many memories together. From playing roller coaster tycoon together to many family dinners. I love you.