Alice Lucille Pearson, 87Alice Lucille Pearson, 87, Alexandria, died June 10, 2011 at her home.
Alice Lucille Pearson, 87, Alexandria, died June 10, 2011 at her home.
Alice was born January 3, 1924 in Granger, Iowa the daughter of William and Margaret (Whalen) Sullivan. She grew to womanhood and graduated from high school in Granger in 1942. Alice attended nursing training at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines and received a degree as a registered nurse in 1945.
In November of 1947 she was united in marriage to Dr. Francis L. Pearson. The couple moved to Alexandria in 1955, where Alice began employment at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital on March 13, 1963 and then later Douglas County Hospital where she became associate director of nursing. Some of her hobbies included music, cooking and she loved to tell jokes.
Alice is survived by her husband, Dr. Francis L. Pearson of Alexandria; five children, Jill Lovell of Minneapolis, Jane (Jerry) Olerud of Bloomington, Mark Pearson of Alexandria, Kevin Pearson of Alexandria, and Jay Pearson of Northfield; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; one sister-in-law, Marilyn (Bill) Sullivan; and one brother-in–law, Michael (Marie) Eichemendia.
Her parents, two brothers and four sisters preceded Alice in death.
Alice spent her adult life caring for others; her unselfishness and love of family are who she was. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was loved by all her family and will be deeply missed.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria on Tuesday, June 14 with the Rev. Steve Binsfeld officiating. Interment was at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Those serving as pallbearers were her grandsons, Jay Pearson Jr., Travis Pearson, Eric Pearson, Chris Pearson, Josh Olerud and Jeff Olerud. Honorary pallbearers were granddaughters, Kerry Williamson, Jesse Olerud Thompson, Sunshine Pearson Grandahl and Alicia Bergquist and son-in-law, Jerry Olerud.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.