Carl Pearson

Huron

Carl Pearson, 91, of Huron, passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, at SunQuest Healthcare Center.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Huron Christian Church, with burial and military honors following by the Huron Veterans Council at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation was Monday, Jan. 22, with family present and a 7 p.m. prayer service at the Huron Christian Church.

Carl Fred Pearson was born April 2, 1926, to Bert and Ella (Mauer) Pearson on the family farm north of Forestburg. He attended country school through the eighth grade and later received his GED in 1985. Carl was drafted for the Korean War and was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. He was then sent to Korea, serving as a combat medic for the Army.

After returning from Korea, Carl married Joan Jackson in Temple, Texas, on Jan. 17, 1953. They moved home to South Dakota, where Carl farmed and they raised their family. Carl and Joan worked long days in the field, while Carl also worked at Armour’s and served in the National Guard for over 30 years.

In his free time, Carl enjoyed hunting and playing cards. He was a faithful member of Huron Christian Church.

Carl is survived by his children, Gail (Ken) Farnham of Tulsa, Okla., Joey (Tammi) Pearson of Brandon, and Timothy (Julie) Pearson of Forestburg; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Delbert Pearson of Woonsocket; and sister, Eunice Olson of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joan on Oct. 21, 2017; one sister, Ellen Alt; and a sister, in infancy.

Arrangements were with the Welter Funeral Home in Huron.

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