Maurice R. Pearson

Maurice R. Pearson
Oct. 18, 1921-Dec. 3, 2012

Maurice R. Pearson, age 91, of Ithaca, died Sunday, December 3, 2012, at Masonic Pathways in Alma.
Maurice was born October 18, 1921, to Bernice and Marie (Buckingham) Pearson, in Pompeii, Michigan. He married Pearl Wheeler June 1, 1946. She preceded him in death in 2005.
Maurice was a graduate of Fulton High school. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving during W.W.II where he was stationed in England. Following the war he was employed by Dilts Equipment Company, Gratiot County Road Commission (which he retired from), and Godley's Country Floral. Maurice was a member of the Ithaca Masonic Lodge, Ithaca VFW, Ithaca Lions Club, and the Gratiot Country Club. He loved spending time with his family, helping others, fixing things, and traveling around the country.
Maurice is survived by his son, Roger (Connie) Pearson of Otsego; grandchildren, Angela (Kevin) Rule of Libertyville, IL and Brian (Stacy) Pearson of Grandville; and great grandchildren, Brandon, Rachel, Kate, Alex, and Abby. He is preceded in death by his wife, Pearl; and parents, Bernice and Marie.
Funeral Services for Maurice will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the Barden Funeral Home in Ithaca. Pastor George Ayoub will officiate and Burial will follow at Ithaca Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Barden Funeral Home in Ithaca, with a Masonic Service following the Visitation at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the .
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Barden Funeral Home
225 W. Center Ithaca, MI 48847
Published in The Morning Sun on Dec. 4, 2012