Carl Pearson

Funeral service for Carl Pearson, age 96, of Milaca, will be held on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 11 AM at Zion Lutheran Church in Milaca with Rev.

Carl Pearson

Carl Pearson

Stephen Blenkush officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Milaca.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.  Music will be provided by Cheryl Bailey.  Military honors will be provided by Hansen-Hayes American Legion Post #178 and Siemers-Hakes VFW Post #10794.  Casketbearers will be his grandchildren, Melissa Longley, Steven Arrowood, Andrew Pearson, Beth Ann Skattebo, Paula Zepczyk and great-granddaughter, Megan Pearson.   Honorary casketbearers will be his great-grandchildren, Miles Longley, Kayla Longley, Darian Longley, Megan Pearson, Ella Pearson, Tanner Zepczyk, Landyn Zepczyk, Paige Zepczyk, Chessa Skattebo and Hoyt Skattebo.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to World Hunger in Carl’s name.  Arr. Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home of Milaca.

Carl Henry Pearson was born July 25, 1916 to August and Johanna Pearson in Big Rapids, MI.  He was united in marriage to Ella Peters on May 24, 1943 in Oak Park, MN.  Carl was stationed in Europe as a nurse in World War II.  Upon his return, the couple made their home in Milaca, where two children were born.  Carl provided for his family as a meat cutter in various grocery stores in the area.  In 1956, Carl survived fully from an eleven month stay at a Veterans Hospital where he was diagnosed with Tuberculosis.  He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and Siemers-Hakes VFW in Milaca.  Carl enjoyed the outdoors;  he was an avid fisherman and hunter.  In his last as age slowed him down, he turned his focus to VFW activities.  Carl lived a full and active life right up to his last years.  He died on Friday, August 3, 2012 at the Heritage House in Milaca.

He is survived by son, Jerry (Lindalee) of Ashland, WI;  daughter, Judy (Steven) Arrowood of Cambridge;  five grandchildren;  also by many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella in 1995;  brothers, Arvid, Edward, Raynold and Nels and sisters, Betty (Ervin “Sammy”) Sammuelson.

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