Larry Pearson, 1938-2019
Published 1:00 am Saturday, April 6, 2019
Funeral services for Larry A. Pearson will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Visitation will be one hour before services. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth. Larry Allen Pearson passed Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community in Albert Lea.
Larry was born May 29, 1938, to Rodney and Mable Pearson in Blue Earth. He was the sixth of nine children who grew up on a farm near Elmore.
He joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17, and did a tour aboard the USS Boston, the world’s first guided missile cruiser, touring the North Atlantic, South Pacific and Mediterranean Sea.
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After being honorably discharged, Larry married his school sweetheart, Shirley Hannaman, on Feb. 13, 1958.
Larry was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. He served three terms on the Grace Lutheran Church council. He enjoyed working with people in the Albert Lea community and retired after 18 years at Motor Inn Co. He enjoyed motorcycling, hunting, negotiating good deals at garage sales and collecting all the yard sticks in southern Minnesota.
Larry is survived by Shirley, his wife of 61 years; daughter, Julie, of Albert Lea; son, Tim (Lori), of Woodbury; grandchildren Jackie Halsey (Shawn) and Grant (Liz) Pearson; great-grandchildren McKenzie, Connor, Drea, Odin and Summer; brother, Claire; and sisters-in-law Barbara, Marian, Diane and Vivian.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Irene; his brothers Reed, Leland, Myron, Vernel, Mark and Merle; and his sister-in-law, Ruby.
He is also preceded by his grandson, Joshua Medd, the greatest loss of Larry’s life, and he anticipated their reunion.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.