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Oscar Iver Pearson, 93

Oscar Iver Pearson, 93
Oscar Iver Pearson, 93, Red Wing, Minn., died Sunday, August 7, 2016 at his home with his family by his side. He is now with his Lord and Savior and will be missed by all.
He was born September 16, 1922, in Hallock, Minn. to Otto and Inga (Nordness) Pearson. He attended rural school near Hallock and graduated from Northwest School of Agriculture, Crookston, Minn., in 1943. He served in the US Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He worked in a CCC Camp at Bemidji for 13 months in 1940 and then worked for Land O’Lakes Feed and Seed Division, Thief River Falls, Minn., in the late 1940s.
He married Elnora Bryan on October 26, 1957. He farmed in Ellsworth, Wis., from 1952 until 1978 and then worked for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Red Wing until retiring in 1987. After retiring, he worked for Vasa Children’s Home as a groundskeeper. He was a member of the United Lutheran Church and the Leo C. Peterson American Legion Post #54.
Oscar is survived by his wife, Elnora; one son, Mark (Bonnie) of Eagan, Minn.; three daughters, Marsha (Ted) Sykes, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Becky (Tim) Brunner, Ellsworth; and Rhonda (Steve) Flack, Red Wing; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one sister, Edith Uppman,  Virginia, Minn.
He is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Ann, Pearl, and Irene and four brothers, Orville, Mel, Harold, and Arnold.
A celebration of life for Oscar was held 11 a.m. Friday, August 12, 2016 at United Lutheran Church with Reverend Justin Boeding officiating. Burial with full military honors was at Burnside Cemetery. Visitation was held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Heart Fund, United Lutheran Church, or Minneapolis VA Hospital. 

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